Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction

Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction

by Alice Fryling
     
 

The Spirit is speaking. Can you hear him?

If you're longing to become more attentive to God--to listen to him, know his voice and experience his love, spiritual direction can point the way.

In Seeking God Together, experienced spiritual director Alice Fryling offers a unique introduction specifically for group spiritual direction: a place where individuals can

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The Spirit is speaking. Can you hear him?

If you're longing to become more attentive to God--to listen to him, know his voice and experience his love, spiritual direction can point the way.

In Seeking God Together, experienced spiritual director Alice Fryling offers a unique introduction specifically for group spiritual direction: a place where individuals can experience what it means to be listened to and loved by others, so that they can learn to listen more attentively to God in their daily lives and be used by God.

Out of her years of being both director and directee, Fryling offers practical, step-by-step guidance for those who would like to start, lead or participate in group spiritual direction. Her book will help you know what to expect and fully equip you for the different aspects of the group experience, including learning to listen to God, using Scripture in a group, navigating different personalities, setting group expectations and asking life-giving questions. She also provides an appendix with opening exercises for use in your meetings together.

"The intentional goal of group spiritual direction," Alice writes, "is to help each participant become more aware of God in their lives, for the sake of others. Spiritual direction leads you to an awakening of the soul." The Spirit is speaking to you and to others. Here is a book to help you and a group of soul friends listen for and with each other as you seek God together.

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Editorial Reviews

Grant F. C. Gillard
A good book for anyone (especially someone with no experience) interested in starting a small group and offers several excellent ideas, including formats and questions, to facilitate the process.
The Active Contemplative - Pat Hendricks
"This is the best account of group direction in print."
Leighton Ford
"Best basic handbook on group spiritual direction I have seen. I plan to recommend it to the leaders of our Mentoring Community."
Pat Hendricks in The Active Contemplative
"This is the best account of group direction in print."
Catherine Looker
With a rich resource like Seeking God Together so readily available for those desiring to learn more about this rediscovered ministry, it can only be hoped that Fryling's book will help to inspire and encourage others to explore this way of gathering in God's name.
Alan Briggs
Fryling speaks words of life in this book and gives instruction on how to listen to God. A must-read for anyone wanting to wrap his or her mind and heart around listening prayer and the practice of seeking spiritual direction. Read this, and read it slowly, allowing God to shape you in the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830835249
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
12/18/2008
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
688,207
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Leighton Ford
"Best basic handbook on group spiritual direction I have seen. I plan to recommend it to the leaders of our Mentoring Community."
Leighton Ford, author of The Attentive Life

Meet the Author

Alice Fryling is an active church member, a spiritual director, and the author of nine books. She has given numerous workshops and retreats seeking to help evangelicals know God and themselves more deeply. Alice served on the campus staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and is married to Bob Fryling, publisher of InterVarsity Press. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

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