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
Spiritual needs and a Christian response
Sharing our own stories and those of Jesus
Sue Pickering is an experienced retreat guide and spiritual director. She is a Canon of New Plymouth Cathedral, New Zealand, and chaplain to a retirement community.
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