Holy Invitations: Exploring Spiritual Direction

Holy Invitations: Exploring Spiritual Direction

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by Jeannette A. Bakke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801063272

ISBN-13: 9780801063275

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Holy Invitations is about how to listen to your heart—and to God. Through the historical practice of spiritual direction, increasing numbers of Christians are discovering the benefits of having a special friendship with someone who can help nurture their awareness of and response to God's love and guidance. Holy Invitations is a comprehensive introduction to

Overview

Holy Invitations is about how to listen to your heart—and to God. Through the historical practice of spiritual direction, increasing numbers of Christians are discovering the benefits of having a special friendship with someone who can help nurture their awareness of and response to God's love and guidance. Holy Invitations is a comprehensive introduction to spiritual direction written to reclaim the discipline for the contemporary church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801063275
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
373,761
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part 1 An Introduction to Spiritual Direction
1 What Is Spiritual Direction?
2 The Heart of Spiritual Direction
3 Who Comes to Spiritual Direction?
4 Spiritual Direction and Trust
5 Preparing for Spiritual Direction
6 Selecting a Spiritual Director
7 Shaping the Spiritual Direction Relationship
8 Spiritual Direction Conversations
9 Group Spiritual Direction

Part 2 Subjects Frequently Considered in Spiritual Direction
10 Experiencing God
11 Scripture
12 Prayer
13 Discernment
14 Christian Disciplines

Part 3 Possible Complications and Benefits of Spiritual Direction
15 Common Areas of Difficulty
16 Potential Benefits of Spiritual Direction
Notes
Bibliography

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Holy Invitations: Exploring Spiritual Direction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Holy Invitations is a must read for anyone interested in learning how to consistently notice God's ever present love and His daily invitations to join Him in Kingdom work. The author clarifies how 'spiritual direction' differs from pastoral counseling, mentoring, and discipling. Both spiritual director and directee will gain insight from this comprehensive guide to exploring the value of spiritual direction. Jeannette Bakke's informational and inspirational text often prompted me to pause and reflect on my own need and desire for spiritual growth. I found the chapters on spiritual disciplines and discernment extremely practical as I understood in a fresh way how to recognize the true source of my attitudes, opinions, and behaviors. If you are searching for answers to the questions 'What is Spiritual Direction?' and 'How can it benefit me?' look no further, read Holy Invitations. Carol Travilla, Lifeplan Facilitator Chandler, AZ