The new resource is designed to help spiritual directors and others use expressive arts in the context of spiritual direction. The spiritual directors international series – this book is part of a special series produced by Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with Spiritual Directors International SDI, a global network of some 6, 000 spiritual directors and members.
. It is the latest book in the unique SDI series, designed for professional spiritual directors, but also useful for clergy, therapists, and Christian formation specialists.
The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom
Sorin Books. Artists of all stripes and stations in life--poets or painters, Celtic, potters or photographers--will discover how traditions of Benedictine, and desert spirituality can offer new sources of inspiration for their work. Through this twelve-week course, themes like "sacred tools and sacred Space, " "Creative Solitude and Community, " and "Nature as a Source of Revelation and Inspiration" are enriched by Paintner's perceptive discussion and enhanced by insightful quotations from well-known artists and writers.
Benedict provides the inspiration for Christine Valters Paintner's newest exploration of the mutually nourishing relationship between contemplative practices and creative expression. This twelve-week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity.
Summarized in the phrase "pray and work, " The Rule of St. Each week offers suggestions for grounding both the creative and the spiritual life through three basic practices: walking, lectio divina, and journaling. In sync with paintner's vibrant internet presence, video lessons, including guided meditation podcasts, The Artist's Rule is supplemented with online resources, and discussions.
Christine valters paintner, and fire, Earth, Wind, author of Water, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection.
Spiritual Direction 101: The Basics of Spiritual Guidance
Wondering what spiritual direction is all about?looking for a practical guide that covers everything from finding a spiritual guide to becoming one?If so, this is your “how-to” book on the history, practice and ethics of spiritual guidance. Teresa Blythe is an ideal guide. She is director of the hesychia School of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona.
If you want an easy-to-follow primer, written from practical experience and years of training new spiritual guides, this is the one book to add to your spiritual library. Purchase spiritual direction 101 and feel the relief of finally understanding what excellent and ethical spiritual guidance is all about! Sorin Books.
This book gives you the nitty-gritty “here’s how it’s done” information, tools, such as tips, stories and descriptions to assist spiritual directors and build awareness in those seeking spiritual help. In this book you’ll learn:• What spiritual direction is, and what it is not. How spiritual direction evolved throughout history.
The most widely employed and respected method used by successful spiritual guides. Guidelines for offering spiritual direction in a multi-faith and highly diverse world. Your rights as a seeker of spiritual direction. Ethical guidelines all spiritual directors should uphold.
The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred
The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Sorin Books. Readers are invited to explore these concepts through photography and writing. She invites us to contemplative walks with specific themes along with poetic writing prompts for expression. As you explore an alternate way of discerning a spiritual path—one which honors the moment-by-moment invitations and the soul’s seasonal rhythms—you will discover that this book will help you become more aligned with creativity and wholeness.
What does god want for your life?christine valters paintner, prayer experiences, guided activities, stories, bestselling Catholic author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, uses reflections, and a variety of creative arts to help you patiently and attentively listen to God’s invitation. Everyone wants to understand God’s will for their lives.
The celtic way, which paintner distills into twelve practices, offers discernment that focuses on the environment rather than the intellectual focus present in other forms of discernment. Christine valters paintner shares one of the most ancient paths to understanding from her study of monasticism and immersion into Celtic spirituality while living in Ireland.
It allows for what paintner calls the “soul’s slow ripening, ” coming into the fullness of our own sweetness before we pluck the fruit. Each chapter begins with a story of a particular irish saint—some well-known like Patrick or Brigid, others less so, such as Ita and Ciaran—and then introduces a helpful practice for discernment that the saint’s life illustrates.
Paintner explores the call of dreams, learning by heart, blessing each moment, soul friends, the importance of thresholds, walking the rounds, the practice of peregrination wandering for the love of God, and the wisdom of the landscape and the seasons.
Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction
Perhaps they feel the stirring of their own unacknowledged gifts. She pays particular attention to spiritual direction for women, and addresses such down-to-earth questions as setting, time, and privacy. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today. The stories of real people bring the practice of spiritual direction alive. Isbn13: 9781561010561. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. I hope some dark corners will be illuminated and some questions answered.
Sorin Books. Or perhaps they wonder about receiving direction, whether it is a ministry available to ‘ordinary people' or reserved for the especially holy. In the pages that follow, i will attempt to describe the shape that spiritual direction might take for people of our time, aware that the subject is an elusive one.
Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. I am speaking to the beginner, those persons lay or ordained, with or without formal theological training, who find themselves drawn to this ministry.
The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within
Condition: New. Isbn13: 9781561010561. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! As she did in the artist's rule and eyes of the Heart, Christine Valters Paintner once again helps readers travel to the frontiers of their souls to discover the hidden presence of God.
The renowned author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner takes readers on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Tracking provided on most orders.
Eight stages of the pilgrim's way--from hearing the call to coming home--are accompanied by scripture stories of great biblical journeys and the author's unique and creative practices of prayer, writing, and photography. Paintner shows how to cultivate attentiveness to the divine through deep listening, patience, and opening oneself to the gifts that arise in the midst of discomfort.
Each of the eight chapters offers reflections on the themes, an invitation to the practice of lectio divina, a scripture story, and a creative exploration through photography and writing. Sorin Books. In the soul of a pilgrim, paintner identifies eight stages of the pilgrim's way and shows how to follow these steps to make an intentional, transformative journey to the reader's inner "wild edges.
Each phase of the exploration requires a distinct practice such as packing lightly, being uncomfortable, or embracing the unknown.
Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth
Harper Row. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. A noted author and jungian analyst teaches how to use dreams and inner exercises to achieve personal wholeness and a more satisfying life. Isbn13: 9781561010561. Sorin Books. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred.
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Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New. A thoughtful, down-to-earth look at helpful ways to lessen human suffering. This book takes you on a lively, sometimes light-hearted, journey through nine Buddhist practices that can bring "blessed relief" to a wide range of human suffering―and teaches you skills to reduce suffering in the long term for yourself and others.
The practices help you:loosen the grip of sufferingengage and question limiting views, you will work with your own stories of suffering―stories in which you have felt abandoned, subjugated, thoughts and opinionsDeconstruct ten common assumptionsBe present in each momentSurvive emotional stormsDevelop peaceful communication skillsDeepen communication with your partnerAppreciate mortality and the preciousness of lifeCultivate compassionAs you read the chapters and engage in each practice, defective, deprived, excluded or vulnerable―and you will learn how to release yourself from suffering by investigating it with curiosity and kindness.
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Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction Spiritual Directors International
The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Sorin Books. Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Harper Row. The spiritual directors international series – this book is part of a special series produced by Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with Spiritual Directors International SDI, a global network of some 6, 000 spiritual directors and members.
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Morehouse publishing. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological foundations guiding it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction.
Used book in Good Condition. Candlelight offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written re-enactments of actual spiritual direction sessions. Isbn13: 9781561010561.
Water, Wind, Earth & Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements
Teacher, and benedictine oblate christine valters Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, artist, she suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders.
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Francis of assisi, water, earth, wind, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Contemplate what those beginnings and endings have to say in your own life.
Readers benefit from paintner's extensive training in theology and Benedictine spirituality, as well as her unique work in bringing the expressive arts to spiritual direction. Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Sorin Books. Morehouse publishing. Used book in Good Condition. Harper Row. Isbn13: 9781561010561.
Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment
Used book in Good Condition. Tracking provided on most orders. Practical guidance for offering and participating in spiritual direction in a group setting. Harper Row. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9781561010561. Morehouse publishing.
The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Sorin Books. Condition: New.