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Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction

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  1. Introduction to the Course
  2. Zoom Links
  3. Assignments and Resources
    11 Topics
  4. Video Pre-work for Session 2: The Circle of Life
    3 Topics
  5. Welcome from Program Mentors
  6. Video Pre-work for Session 2: Theological Presuppositions
    3 Topics
  7. Art and Practice Themes Outline 2021-22
  8. Art and Practice Book List 2021-22
  9. April 10: Session 2 Flow
  10. Labyrinth Gallery
  11. Video Pre-Work for Session 3: Supervision
    6 Topics
  12. Real Play from April 10, 2021
    1 Topic
  13. May 8: Session 3 Flow
  14. Video Pre-Work for Session 4: Interior Movements
    4 Topics
  15. June 12: Session 4 Flow
  16. Video Pre-Work for Session 5: Directing Another in Prayer
    5 Topics
  17. July 10: Session 5 Flow
  18. Video Pre-Work for Session 6: Jungian Psychology and Spiritual Direction
  19. September 11: Session 6 Flow
  20. Video Pre-Work for Session 7: Culture and Marginalization
    7 Topics
  21. October 9: Session 7 Flow
  22. Pre-Work for Session 8: Special Topics in Spirituality
  23. November 13: Session 8 Flow
  24. Pre-Work for Session 9: Discernment
  25. January 7 & 8 Discernment Weekend
Lesson 8 of 25
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Art and Practice Book List 2021-22

Art & Practice 2021-22 Book List

The books are listed in the order in which we will use them. Specific chapters of some books, like Sacred is the Call, will be assigned through the year. Our online bookstore has them available for purchase here: https://bookshop.org/lists/art-and-practice

Downloadable PDF Revised A&P Book List 2021-22

Year 1

  1. Sacred is the Call: Formation and Transformation in Spiritual Direction Programs – Suzanne Buckley, editor 
  2. Conversation – The Sacred Art: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction – Diane Millis 
  3. Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery -Mary Rose Bumpus and Rebecca Bradburn Langer, editors  
  4. Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction – Margaret Guenther
  5. Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation – Martin Laird
  6. Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction – Susan Phillips. 
  7. The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making – Elizabeth Liebert
  8. Suggested Titles for Special Topics in Spiritual Direction – November 2021 

    Each intern will choose one book of interest to read for November and present their reflections to their Mentor Group

  • Kaleidoscope: Broadening the Palette in the Art of Spiritual Direction – Ineda P Adesanya, editor
  • Crossing to Avalon: A Woman’s Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine – Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D.
  • A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old – Parker Palmer
  • Soul Care in African American Practice – Barbara L. Peacock
  • Howard Thurman Essential Writings – Howard Thurman
  • Spirituality a Very Short Introduction: Exploring the Historical Foundations of Spirituality in the Major World Religions – Philip Sheldrake 
  • Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others –  Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Or, other book of choice

Year 2 (Preliminary)

  1. Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions -Gerald G. May
  2. Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings – Janet K. Ruffing, RSM
  3. Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction – Ann Winchell Silver
  4. Still Listening: New Horizons in Spiritual Direction – Norvene Vest, editor