(From the Forward) "In the midst of our violent, harsh and often merciless world this gentle, copassionate, non-judgmental and caring book is a true treasure."
---Henri J.M. Nouwen
Many Christians sense the need for a personal counselor to guide them in their spiritual development, but they have no idea how to begin choosing one or where to look for one. Parish priests often lack the time or the qualities necessary for individual spiritual direction. So where do you turn?
Francis Vanderwall, an experienced spiritual director, answers these questions. He talks about the qualities to look for in a director and offers suggestions on finding a good spiritual director in your own community. In doing so, he dispels a number of misconceptions about the kind of person best suited to spiritual direction.
Vanderwall also describes the changes that can occur in one's life through spiritual direction. Using stories of people who have come to him for guidance, he illustrates how spiritual direction enables all kinds of people to experience God's love and forgiveness more deeply. Spiritual direction isn't just for clergy and religious, or for deeply troubled individuals, but benefits all who seek to discern the movement of the Spirit in their lives.
This book is out of print but used copies may be purchased through www.amazon.com