A comprehensive and practical handbook, it includes: Part 1: Missional Listening • Holy listening – to God, ourselves, and our communities • Sharpening our awareness of God at work in our own lives • Deepening our trust in the Holy ...
Author: Sue Pickering
Publisher: Canterbury Press
This essential new companion from the author of the much-praised Spiritual Direction will help anyone in pastoral care master an essential skill: hearing and speaking from a spiritual perspective. A comprehensive and practical handbook, it includes: Part 1: Missional Listening • Holy listening – to God, ourselves, and our communities • Sharpening our awareness of God at work in our own lives • Deepening our trust in the Holy Spirit • Theological reflection – the weaving of scripture, tradition, culture and experience • Building relationships that empower Part 2: Spiritual Conversation • Respectful engagement • Spiritual needs and a Christian response • Sharing our own stories and those of Jesus • Costly loving
Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, ...
Author: Lacy Finn Borgo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.
Author: Jane Smith BernhardtPublish On: 2013-02-01
Now she leads Listening Circles where many find an opening to unconditional love and guidance. This book also includes guidance for hosting a Listening Circle.
Author: Jane Smith Bernhardt
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The human journey is one of continual challenge: "Why am I here? Where am I going? Why is there suffering?" It is the purpose of this book to offer a doorway into conversation with our own personal source of loving wisdom. Through inspired messages and a series of simple exercises, this unique workbook gently invites the reader into a place of individual spiritual guidance. The author shares her own journey into dialogue with unseen helpers, beginning with the admonition to be gentle with the self, and wait.... Now she leads Listening Circles where many find an opening to unconditional love and guidance. This book also includes guidance for hosting a Listening Circle.
This practical, spiritual guide expands on Lindahl's popular first book, "The Sacred Art of Listening," explaining what it means to really be a good listener, offering exercises to help improve listening skills, and exploring the nature of ...
Author: Kay Lindahl
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
This practical, spiritual guide expands on Lindahl's popular first book, "The Sacred Art of Listening," explaining what it means to really be a good listener, offering exercises to help improve listening skills, and exploring the nature of silence, reflection, and presence as foundational qualities of listening.
Through personal stories and scriptural principles, author Marilyn Hontz brings new insight to the practice of listening as a spiritual discipline.
Author: Marilyn Hontz
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Through personal stories and scriptural principles, Hontz brings new insight to the practice of listening as a spiritual discipline, and provides practical suggestions for cultivating two-way conversation with God.
This book deftly bridges the gap between solid biblical theology and practical application, addressing topics such as how to truly pray without ceasing, how to brainstorm with God, how to navigate our emotions, how to answer God’s ...
Author: Sam Williamson
Publisher: Kregel Publications
"I picked it up out of curiosity and I couldn’t put it down."--Eugene Peterson Christians are comfortable saying that Christianity is about a relationship with God. Yet many might also say that they sense little meaningful relationship with God in their own lives. After all, the foundation of good relationship is communication—-but conversation with God often seems to go only one way. We may sing of walking and talking with God in the garden, His voice falling on our ears, but few have heard that beloved voice themselves. Sam Williamson acknowledges the fundamental human longing to hear God’s voice and offers a hopeful supposition: God is always speaking—-we’ve just never been taught how to recognize His voice. Williamson handles this potentially heady topic with his characteristic straightforwardness and leavening humor. This book deftly bridges the gap between solid biblical theology and practical application, addressing topics such as how to truly pray without ceasing, how to brainstorm with God, how to navigate our emotions, how to answer God’s questions, and how to hear God’s voice for others. Hearing God in Conversation offers simple, step-by-step lessons on how to hear God. Williamson begins with Scripture meditation. He then expands the practice of listening for that voice everywhere—in the checkout line, on the job, in a movie theater, and even in silence. From there, he demonstrates how to hear God’s guidance when making any decision. By the end, readers’ eyes and ears will be opened to the limitless methods through which God speaks.
How do we practice real conversation with God? Instead of prayer becoming an agenda of our needs for God to handle, how can we experience his presence as part of our everyday life? How do we hear what he is saying back to us? As we explore the disciplines of prayer and listening through these six sessions, we will draw closer to God in everything that we do.
All of this is fruitful subject matter for pastoral conversation , for spiritual
companionship , and for prayer . And insofar as these conversations are
accountable to the Word of God , they become by the power of the Holy Spirit
themselves a Word ...
But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.
Author: Adam S. McHugh
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.
This is a concrete, practical book about spiritual accompaniment.
Author: Jos Moons
Publisher: Messenger Publications
This is a concrete, practical book about spiritual accompaniment. While there may be no shortage of books on this matter, most of these books remain somewhat abstract in the way they highlight the beauty of this ministry and point out its pitfalls. This book instead resembles a toolbox with a user’s manual. In six chapters, the author presents the following tools: ‘there is no rush’, ‘listening by following’, ‘searching for the soul’, ‘going deeper’, ‘evaluating’, and ‘accompanying towards spiritual maturity’. By means of examples and case studies, he demonstrates how these tools may be used to good effect. Two introductory chapters discuss the choice for a practice-oriented book and the core values of an Ignatian approach to spiritual accompaniment. A final chapter specifically focuses on vocational discernment. New spiritual directors can learn from this book the tricks of the trade and experienced directors can be encouraged to reflect upon their own practice. Although it is written from a Roman Catholic, Jesuit background, this book may be used in a wider variety of Christian contexts.
Listen for anything God may tell you about being with your spiritual friend today .
After approximately five minutes , conclude your centering prayer time . However
, wait quietly if your friend is not finished . Conversation Continue the attitude ...
Here is a probing, thought-provoking read on how our present, active, powerful God relates to us and how we, in turn, should relate to God.
Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Does God speak?The answer seems clear. Books abound on the topic of hearing God's voice. And many believers testify to God's conversational guidance in their life: "God told me to help you." "I knew it was God speaking to me."Our culture reinforces the idea that speaking--constant speaking--is good and natural and essential. In those rare moments during a day when talking ceases or when we're alone, we quickly find some way to fill the void, whether turning on the television or radio, or calling someone on the phone. With others, and especially with God, we get the message: speaking is good, silence is bad.But still, Ruth Tucker is not afraid to ask the question, "Does God speak?" And her answer might surprise you. She urges caution in speaking about hearing God, pointing out that our privatized spirituality often sets those who hear God on a pedestal and leaves those who don't feeling spiritually inferior. Further, she shows how the expectation of conversation may too easily humanize God in our minds, causing us to approach God with the same attitude we have when we call a friend on the phone. And if God does speak, how can we be sure our own desires are not affecting our interpretation of God's voice?InGod TalkTucker offers us a new paradigm for viewing silence and prayer. Rather than feeling inferior when we don't hear God speak, she helps us lean more deeply on his silent, Spirit-inspired Word. By examining the Trinity, Tucker gives us a new glimpse of how God the Father spoke his words in the past, how Christ the Incarnate Word lived among us, and how the Holy Spirit speaks to us now through Scripture. Here is a probing, thought-provoking read on how our present, active, powerful God relates to us and how we, in turn, should relate to God.
She includes practical descriptions of a number of ways Christians have prayed through the centuries, from using the Jesus Prayer or rosary to praying with the stories of scripture and prayer book liturgies.
Author: Margaret Guenther
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Following in the footsteps of the two earlier teaching series of the 1950s and 1970s, these volumes seek to reveal the distinctive vision Anglicanism offers for the people of God today. Each book includes a study guide and a list of additional resources. The series is designed for wide parish use, including adult education, classes for inquirers and newcomers, the adult catechumenate, parish libraries, and study groups throughout the church year.In this down-to-earth book on the essentials of prayer, Guenther answers many of the most common questions about prayer and the spiritual life. She also discusses basic matters of Christian practice, such as making a confession, going on retreat, using a journal to pray, finding a spiritual director, and praying when God does not seem to listen.
Talking reaps more rewards than listening . People prefer the feedback received
from talking . Naturally no one enjoys being silent during a conversation . As
usual , Jesus calls us to be different . Servants must learn to listen instead of ...
Most important of all , we should Skills of Conversation study and exercise good
conversational Undergird All Speech practices as the ... Many of the best of these
informal chats are indulged in primarily for mental and spiritual fellowship .
They did not know — or had yet to admit to themselves — that all healthy people talk to themselves . We learn by asking ourselves questions . We decide by listening to the arguments on both sides . When we love somebody , we allow
Author: Ellwood E. Kieser
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Father Eliwood Kieser who also produced Romero, the dramatic account of martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero, is a veteran Hollywood producer whose Insight programs introduced religious issues to prime-time television. His own spiritual journey is as remarkable as the lives he puts on the screen. His telling of it is sprinkled with portraits of famous personalities and powerful showbusiness moguls. But above all it is a candid and inspiring story of one man's struggle to see his work clearly, rid himself of illusion and respond honestly to God's call.