As spiritual directors discover they can make spiritual direction their primary employment, the field of spiritual direction will explode just as the social media have, and usher in a new and much needed spiritual era for our whole planet. Right from the start that has been my vision for this book. —BRUCE TALLMAN, FROM THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
You have spent a great amount of time, effort, and money in training to be a good spiritual director. Now you can fulfill this calling as your full-time work. This book is an “insider’s report from the trenches,” based on Bruce Tallman’s experience of being a full-time spiritual director since 2002 and his research on how successful counselors set up their practices. Dr. Tallman has presented this material in training sessions for spiritual directors across North America. It is becoming “required reading” in many programs because it is full of practical, down-to-earth insights on every aspect of developing a spiritual direction practice. The book has sold well as an ebook since 2007 and now has been totally updated on how to find seekers through social media networking: Face- book, Twitter, YouTube, and Skype.
“Bruce Tallman has provided an invaluable resource for developing a spiritual direction practice. I appreciate the cautions as well as the affirmations of this thoughtful book.” —DWIGHT H. JUDY, DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION, GARRETT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
“This book is a very helpful tool to anyone called to the ministry of spiritual direction whether beginning, part-time, or full-time. The book is full of spiritual and practical wisdom. I will use it in my training seminars in spiritual direction.” —MARCUS G. SMUCKER, PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF THEOLOGY & SPIRI- TUAL DIRECTOR TRAINING, KAIROS SCHOOL OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION