Spirituality For Extroverts
This book is intended for all readers interested in spirituality, as well as for spiritual directors, pastors, counselors, college and seminary students studying psychology/spirituality, and any others who are interested in supporting folks on their spiritual journey. Our world contains...
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This book is intended for all readers interested in spirituality, as well as for spiritual directors, pastors, counselors, college and seminary students studying psychology/spirituality, and any others who are interested in supporting folks on their spiritual journey. Our world contains about 2/3 extroverts and 1/3 introverts. With those statistics, you would expect there to be many books to guide extroverted persons of faith on their spiritual path. Of the thousands of spiritual guidance books lining library and bookstore shelves and described on the Web, there is not one that was identified as a book for extroverts. In fact, most spiritual guidance books encourage, solely, introverted spiritual practices, such as teaching the reader to become internally quiet and to shut out the world. So, what spiritual guidance does an extrovert receive?
Does prayer have to be silent? Does meditation have to be solemn? If I'm an extrovert, can I worship God?In this groundbreaking book, psychologist and spiritual adviser Nancy Reeves presents a refreshing view of spirituality that goes beyond personality to provide extroverts (and those who love them) with exciting new ways of approaching God.Reeves explores a wide variety of spiritual practices for extroverts, including:Praying in motionSingingCultivating spiritual friendshipsPracticing spirituality in groupsIn the end, she urges all of us, extrovert and introvert alike, to seek a mature spirituality that embraces all the aspects of our personalities. Includes questions for reflection and discussion. Perfect for book clubs, discussion groups, and bible study classes. "For some reason, we think of quiet, introverted people as the very name of holiness. This cannot be true, and Nancy Reeves shows us why!" -Richard Rohr, author of Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality"I've been waiting a long time to read a book like this! Nancy Reeves provides much needed insight and guidance." -Joyce Rupp, author of Fresh Bread: And Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment"As an introvert, I found Reeves' perspectives eye-opening and enormously helpful. They will change the way I interact with the extroverts in my life. This book should be required reading for anyone offering spiritual guidance." -Marjorie J. Thompson, author of Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life Nancy Reeves is a clinical psychologist, spiritual director, poet, and author. She is director of the Island Loss Clinic, teaches at the University of Victoria, and conducts many lectures and workshops internationally. She is the author of A Match Made in Heaven: A Bible-Based Guide to Deepening Your Relationship with God and I'd Say Yes, God, If I Knew What You Wanted .
Nancy Reeves, Ph.D. is a registered clinical psychologist who has specialized in the area of trauma, grief and loss with adults and children since 1989. She is internationally respected as a workshop facilitator, psychotherapist, author, and poet. In her clinical practice she works with individuals, families, groups, and in trauma recovery sessions after community disasters. Dr. Reeves also conducts workshops and retreats in spiritual discernment.