Art of Spiritual Direction Giving and Receiving Spiritual Guidance

ISBN-10: 0835809838
ISBN-13: 9780835809832
Edition: 2002
Authors: W. Paul Jones
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 297
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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 covenant groups. While examining foundational principles of spiritual direction, Jones's book rests in concrete clarity. He concerns himself with teaching people how to do spiritual direction. Jones explores Christian faith as a process of redemption, detailing how spiritual direction particularizes healing for each unique person. This comprehensive manual employs case studies. The book includes appendixes that include Group Consensus Discernment, Myers-Briggs usages, the Enneagram, TDF Inventory, Family Systems, and the Jo-Hari Window. Jones's approach makes this book an exceptional textbook for colleges and seminaries as well as for those who seek understanding of spiritual direction.

W. Paul Jones is Professor Emeritus of Theology at St. Paul's School of Theology in Kansas City.

Introductionp. ix
Spiritual Direction: Its Types, Purposes, and Methodsp. 1
Spiritual Diversity: The Tailor-made Nature of Spiritual Directionp. 41
Communal Spiritual Direction: The Wesleyan Movement As Modelp. 65
The Art of One-with-one Spiritual Directionp. 97
Dimensions, Exercises, and Resources for Spiritual Directionp. 137
Personal Spiritual Direction and Aphorisms for the Journeyp. 193
Spiritual Direction and Church Renewalp. 219
Conclusion: A Rhapsodyp. 235
Appendixes
Personal Discernment through Corporate Directionp. 243
Group Discernment through Corporate Directionp. 247
Sample Rulep. 253
Rule and the Wesleyan Covenantp. 256
A Theological Worlds Inventoryp. 258
The Twelve-Step Program As a Spiritual Direction Modelp. 265
Myers-Briggs Type Indicatorp. 269
The Enneagramp. 272
TDF Personality Interpretationp. 275
Family Systemsp. 279
The Jo-hari Windowp. 281
Practicing for the Now with the Once Wasp. 285
Notesp. 289
About the Authorp. 299
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