The Discerning Heart

Author: Wilkie Au
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809143726
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Integrating the wisdom of Christian tradition and recent psychological findings on effective decision-making, this book presents a view of Christian discernment that honors the body-spirit unity of the person and the broad and mysterious ways we can be led by the spirit of God in our life-choices. Going beyond discernment skills and concrete practices, this book presents a coherent theoretical understanding of discernment that grounds the many spiritual practices used by Christians today. By providing a broad and inclusive understanding of the multiple ways God can provide guidance to individuals, this book helps individuals to honor the unique and idiosyncratic way that they receive divine guidance, as well as provides guidelines that guard against possible self-deception and personal blind-spots. While including anecdotal accounts and practical elements or Christian discernment, this book provides a conceptual understanding of discernment that will be helpful for those training to be professional ministers, pastors, priests, religious counselors, and spiritual directors. It is unique in applying Christian tradition and contemporary psychological insights to the process of discernment.

Decision making Spiritual Discernment

Author: Nancy Bieber
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732892
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Spiritual discernment is the traditional name for listening and responding to divine guidance. In this book you will approach decision making as an active participant, a co-creator with God in shaping your life. Drawing on twenty-five years of experience as a psychologist and fifteen years as a spiritual director, Nancy L. Bieber presents three essential aspects of Spirit-led decision making:

God s Unconditional Love

Author: Wilkie Au
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809149613
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God’s Unconditional Love shows how we meet God’s love in our places of shame and darkness and how distorted images of God such as the judging God, the indifferent God, the demanding God—keep us from approaching the God revealed by Jesus.

Urgings of the Heart

Author: Wilkie Au
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809136049
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Using stories and images, the authors blend the best of spirituality and psychology to help the reader live in peace with self, others and God.

Mansions of the Heart

Author: R. Thomas Ashbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470530054
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical program for developing a deeper, more authentic relationship with God Written for anyone who wants to develop a deeper more meaningful relationship with God, Mansions of the Heart offers a step-by-step guide through a spiritual formation road map based on Teresa of Avila's Seven Mansions. The book includes a Mapping Tool that will help you discern your place on your spiritual journey and offers church leaders a process for helping church members to grow into spiritual maturity. Contains a spiritual program based on the writings of Teresa of Avila, one of Christianity's most profound and beloved mystical teachers Offers a complete, step-by-step program for spiritual growth Includes information for leading others in their spiritual journeys Appropriate for all kinds of Christians

Guided by the Spirit

Author: Francis Joseph Houdek
Publisher: Edicoes Loyola
ISBN: 9780829408591
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although primarily an exploration of the spiritual direction process for training spiritual directors, Guided by the Spirit also reflects a growing interest among a considerable segment of the population to establish a personal relationship with God that is quite separate from institutional religion. The author explores the spiritual direction process and the relationship between the spiritual director and the spiritual directee. The book also discusses the type of training and experience necessary for an effective ministry of spiritual direction to occur.

Grateful Heart The Living the Christian Message

Author: Wilkie Au
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1893757919
Format: PDF
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Integrating the findings of modern psychology and traditional Christian spirituality, this book presents a spirituality of gratitude that can guide contemporary Christians in living with an expanded awareness of how grace abounds everywhere, as well as the personal and cultural hurdles that stand in the way of being grateful.

Faithful Listening

Author: Joan Mueller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556129001
Format: PDF
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"Faithful Listening helps us grasp the subtleties of Saint Ignatius' Rules for the Discernment of Spirits and simutaneously the conflicting inner movements of our own hearts". --Richard Hauser, Creighton University

Finding God in Troubled Times

Author: Richard J. Hauser
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 9780829419818
Format: PDF
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A professor of theology offers practical help for Christians in using faith to more effectively deal with suffering. Original.

The Art of Discernment

Author: Stefan Kiechle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594710353
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A way to make important decisions--look at the pros and cons, consider the decision, listen to your heart, and seek the freedom to do what's best.