Noticing the Divine: An Introduction to Interfaith Spiritual Guidance

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Church Publishing, Inc., 2006 - Religion - 182 pages
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An essential textbook for beginning spiritual directors, Noticing the Divine utilizes wisdom from the religions of the world to teach the basic skills needed to offer spiritual direction to people of all traditions. It introduces the foundational concepts and techniques needed to responsibly and professionally practice the art of spiritual guidance. Among the religious traditions covered are Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Highly recommended for anyone seeking spiritual guidance for himself or herself, as well as for prospective and practicing pastors, chaplains, and spiritual counselors. --The Midwest Book Review
 

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Native Traditions and Storytelling
1
Taoism and Nondirection
18
Hinduism and the Many Faces of Divinity
32
Buddhism and the Compassionate Witness
46
Judaism Ethics and Covenants
57
Zoroastrianism and Discernment
82
Christianity and the Wounded Healer
104
Islam and Spiritual Discipline
124
Sikhism and the Interfaith Path
146
Humanism and the Sacredness of the Mundane
159
Spiritual Directors International Guidelines for Ethical Conduct
174
Spiritual Guidance Statement of Policy
177
Authorization of Release of Information
179
Notes
181
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