Are you about to start spiritual direction? Would you like to know how to get the most out of your sessions?
In Spiritual direction, two or more seekers enter sacred space to dream, explore, and discern a path toward personal wholeness and deeper intimacy with the Divine. This book is written specifically for new clients—sometimes called directees. In it you will find everything you need to know before stepping into a spiritual direction session for the first time. By the time you finish it, you will have a good grasp on what this ministry is about, what a typical session is like, what you can expect from your spiritual director, and how to make the best use of your time.
“This book is an important resource for enquiring and newer clients of spiritual direction. Rev. Dr. John Mabry skillfully and with heart explains the practice of spiritual direction so that any curious soul will feel prepared to embark on a journey into their inner world. It is a useful book, not because it is the only one of its kind, but because Mabry clearly explains what spiritual direction is and sets the foundation of expectations.” —Jeanette Banashak, PhD, EdD, co-founder and co-director of The Spiritual Guidance Training Institute
The Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD has been a spiritual director for nearly twenty years. He is the director of the Interfaith Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California, and served as the editor of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction from 1997–2003.