|Author:||W. Paul Jones|
|Title:||The Art of Spiritual Direction|
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|ePUB size:||1304 kb|
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|Category:||Churches and Church Leadership|
|Publisher:||Upper Room Books (August 1, 2002)|
Paul Jones offers a fundamental and comprehensive approach to spiritual direction. He describes the eight major types of spiritual direction and indicates basic characteristics expected of a spiritual director. In addition to providing insights for personal spiritual direction, Jones advances a chapter for doing communal spiritual direction based on John Wesley's model of Paul Jones offers a fundamental and comprehensive approach to spiritual direction.
Paul Jones believes that spiritual direction is essential for every Christian.
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The Art of Spiritual Direction, by W. Paul Jones (2002). Jones, formerly a Methodist theologian, now a Trappist monk and Catholic priest, draws on both the Wesleyan and Catholic traditions. Included are helpful appendices on spirituality and the Myers Briggs Type Inventory, the enneagram and family systems theory, and other topics. Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction, by Susan S. Philips (2008). This book uses the narratives of actual spiritual direction narratives, along with theological and theoretical analysis. Care of Mind/Care of Spirit: A Psychiatrist Explores Spiritual Direction, by Gerald G. May (1992). May relates spiritual direction to psychology and counseling, showing how they are both similar and different.
Paul Jones clarifies the eight major types of spiritual direction, lists the basic characteristics of a spiritual director, and offers methods to carry out the direction. Included are insights for personal spiritual direction, as well as an advanced chapter on doing communal spiritual direction based on John Wesley's model of covenant groups.
First, let me say that spiritual direction is not a discipline or art that can be necessarily taught. This really was a wonderful book. It is one of the best I have read on the art of spiritual direction. There is nothing systematic or technical about it, but I don't think there is a more complete approach to the subject of being a soul friend than any other book I have read to date. I'm confident to recommend this work to anyone who might be considering this type of counseling.