Top positive review
Invaluable & practical
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2016
This book provides an invaluable introduction to spiritual direction (I'm a newbie). The author and I are both Protestants, which makes it easier for me to understand what he's talking about. Just as the author, I have also found the spirituality as offered by the Protestant tradition to be wonderful, but falls short in attuning to God's presence. The first part, Spiritual Friendship, obviously, is important for the author since he placed it in the beginning, but is not as practical as spiritual direction (part two) in which he provided spiritual direction dialogues. I love part two because it provides ways to help people to be more attuned to God's presence, which address the insufficiency of the Protestant tradition. I also find part three (spiritual direction among small groups) extremely helpful. Due to the popularity of the small group ministry, the suggestions in this book can balance the current situation that is leaned toward cognitive Bible studies.