Spiritual Friend is about that special friendship of support and guidance that one Christian can give to another over time, a relationship in recent centuries called spiritual direction. The roots of this kind of friendship stretch back into Scripture and Tradition. The book also extends into the present religious and social framework for an understanding of its current need and possibilities. But is doesn't stop with this theoretical and historical analysis. Much of the book is given over to practical considerations of what to look for in searching for a spiritual director, how to be one, and how to better prepare those who are gifted and called to this distinctive ministry.