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Explores the many styles of faith that characterize believers in all religions, examines the various modes of believing, and offers ways for spiritual directors to use this knowledge as they work with their clients. Includes illustrative case studies and practical suggestions for offering spiritual direction.

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In this latest addition to the Spiritual Directors International Series, professional spiritual directors and those in formation programs learn to extend traditional forms of hospitality by living out its deeper meaning as they explore ways in which the spirit of hospitality enriches the spiritual direction experience. An introduction to the major themes and passages of the holy book of Islam, this book invites readers of any religion or none to meditate on verses of the Quran as support for spiritual practices and growth.

It guides the reader through the rich tapestry of the Quran, weaving through a number of themes, including the mystery of God, surrender to the divine will, and provisions for the spiritual journey.

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Spiritual Direction in Context by Nick Wagner. Here, in this provocative collection of essays, respected leaders in the field of spiritual direction explore the myriad of contexts in which this relationship takes place and offers practical ways to respond to them. This collection of essays is one of the first books in the field that help with the training of supervisors.

Written by spiritual directors who have years of experience in supervision between them, this book engages some of the leading voices in the field in an exploration of a wide variety of issues, including: gender and sexuality; ethical dilemmas; working with diverse racial ethnic constituents; working with the differently abled; the parameters of supervision; the supervision of beginning directors, and more.

In this provocative and cutting-edge collection readers are given the opportunity to see what spiritual direction looks like--and what questions are asked--through a variety of lenses.

From an examination of the spiritual direction relationship in the Evangelical Christian tradition, to Buddhism and Hindu ones, to the better-known ones of the Benedictines, Carmelites, and Ignatians, and finally, to the contemporary lenses of feminism, Generation X, the institutional perspective, and even one based on the natural world and the spirituality of St. Francis, this collection explores unexplored territory. Her passion for people led her to start Living Mangaliso, Mangaliso is Zulu for You are an Amazement , an in person and online community that focuses on restoring people to their bodies, breath, souls and spirit.

Mims is of the contemplative Christian faith, with a passion for interfaith and ecumenical work. His spiritual path has taken him to many diverse sources, though he is principally a follower of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, Lao-Tsu, and has been a Zen practitioner for 40 years.

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Sarah DeShields is an artist and musician from Scotland, currently finishing her certification this year as a Spiritual Director at Charlotte Spirituality Center. Claiming a Celtic Spiritual heritage and a newness to the contemplative life, Sarah can be found creating spaces for the contemplative arts in communities, forming creative liturgies and sacred spaces where the invitation for all is deeply felt.

As a spiritual director she has experienced the beautiful ministry of companioning others in their unique experiences, and is delighted to be returning for a second year at the Goose to offer her time as a director. Lucinda Clark resides in Charlotte, NC where she recently completed a three-year spiritual direction program and started a private practice. She received her training at Charlotte Spirituality Center. Lucinda is grateful to journey and witness the unfolding of the Divine in those that she companions, as they seek a deeper awareness. Lucinda is a contemplative interfaith spiritual director, respectful of all faith traditions and inclusive of all people.

Jocelyn Lyons Joy has been a spiritual director for 18 years. She completed her formation for spiritual direction and directed retreats at Creighton Univ. Jocelyn has led retreat, workshops across the country and locally. She is an experienced administrator having served as a school principal and in other administrative positions. My journey into spirituality was sparked during my seminary studies and during my service as a mission partner at a small South African Anglican seminary where I was encouraged to engage in spiritual practices.

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Additionally, she is the author of the book Living Like Francis Today that was published in Jade guides seekers by using classical spiritual direction training from the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation with interfaith seminary education from Harvard Divinity School , and welcome directees from all Faiths. She written spiritual resources for Alzheimer's caregivers: Where Two Worlds Touch: A Spiritual Journey Through Alzheimer's, and Meeting Alzheimer's: Companionship on the Journey in audio format with music , and offers guidance to persons with dementia and caregivers through spiritual direction.

He regularly drives to Shalom to meet with individuals who request spiritual direction. Joseph's in Des Moines in Marion Huettner.

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Marion is a married laywoman with two young adult daughters. Marion is rooted in the Catholic Christian faith tradition and has an inter-spiritual heart. She hopes to receive persons who are seeking spiritual direction with nonjudgemental, open-hearted presence, no matter what their spiritual background might be.

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Cheri Loveless. With a personal experience with cancer I have come to know God in a deeper way in my life.

I will strive to provide an atmosphere of hospitality and openness. I will honor the time together as sacred and a sharing of the heart.


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She has personal experience and education in mindfulness based stress reduction techniques, mind-body-spirit awareness and integrative daily scripture spirituality.