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Listening For the Soul

Jean Stairs

Listening For the Soul

Jean Stairs

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1. Soul Inquiry: Evocative Listening For The Soul^2. Contemplative Living: A Preventative And Restorative Approach^3. The Soul's Rhythm: Death And Resurrection^4. Credible Caregivers: Sustaining Spiritual Practices^5. Soul Companions: Listening For The Soul In Daily Life And Work^6. Children's Spirituality: Listening For The Soul Of The Child^7. Toward Complementarity: Pastoral Care And Spiritual Direction

- Publisher This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral caregivers to draw upon the guiding principles, resources and techniques of spiritual direction within the Christian tradition. With an emphasis on both "practice" and "presence," the book reclaims the tradition of "soul care" for the pastoral ministry, thereby complementing the medical, or crisis intervention, model of pastoral care with a wellness/growth model of pastoral care. Listening for the Soul: Challenges clergy to take seriously the relationship between pastoral care and spiritual direction. Integrates theological and psychological insights with issues of spiritual life and formation. Includes a chapter on the spiritual formation of children. Provides practical guidance for integrating spiritual direction with pastoral care. Tends to the pastoral caregivers own needs for spiritual deepening Includes reflection questions and cas

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About "Listening For the Soul"

1. Soul Inquiry: Evocative Listening For The Soul^2. Contemplative Living: A Preventative And Restorative Approach^3. The Soul's Rhythm: Death And Resurrection^4. Credible Caregivers: Sustaining Spiritual Practices^5. Soul Companions: Listening For The Soul In Daily Life And Work^6. Children's Spirituality: Listening For The Soul Of The Child^7. Toward Complementarity: Pastoral Care And Spiritual Direction
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This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral caregivers to draw upon the guiding principles, resources and techniques of spiritual direction within the Christian tradition. With an emphasis on both "practice" and "presence," the book reclaims the tradition of "soul care" for the pastoral ministry, thereby complementing the medical, or crisis intervention, model of pastoral care with a wellness/growth model of pastoral care. Listening for the Soul: Challenges clergy to take seriously the relationship between pastoral care and spiritual direction. Integrates theological and psychological insights with issues of spiritual life and formation. Includes a chapter on the spiritual formation of children. Provides practical guidance for integrating spiritual direction with pastoral care. Tends to the pastoral caregivers own needs for spiritual deepening Includes reflection questions and cas
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Meet the Author

Jean Stairs

Stairs is an ordained Baptist pastor and Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Field Education, and Chair of Theological Studies at Queens Theological College. A

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  • Catalogue Code 162080
  • Product Code 0800632397
  • EAN 9780800632397
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2000
  • Sales Rank #21688
  • Dimensions 230 x 155 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.447kg

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