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Piritual friendship As a result many Christians today are rediscovering the ancient practice of spiritual direction In this inviting guide David G Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction explaining what they are and how they are practiced Spiritual direction moves beyond mere moral lifestyle accountability and goes deeper than popular notions of me. Some parts were helpful than others However he does a great job defining spiritual friendship and spiritual direction I found this book to be helpful as I think about how spiritual friendship and direction work together Also Benner provides a lengthy book recommendation list which is always helpful

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Sacred Companions

An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion FinalistWe need companions on our spiritual journey The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism Our churches often see spirituality as personal and private But we cannot go long in our Christian pilgrimage before realizing that isolation leads to spiritual barrenness We soon discover that our souls long for accompaniment intimacy and s. An exciting explanation for the paradigm of viewing relationships in life through a spiritually servant filled lens

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Ntoring or discipling Through prayerful guided attunement to God's activity sacred companions provide care for the soul If we are to experience significant spiritual formation and growth our souls must be nurtured through spiritual companions Benner well accustomed to God's work through relationships models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God. i picked up this book mainly to go further in understanding the specific nature of spiritual direction Having read many books on SD i found this one to be among the most clarifying Benner begins by talking about intentional spiritual friendships in general and moves on to give a specific overview of spiritual direction along with clear examples As an added bonus he provides other formats and opportunities that include spiritual listening and encouragement in small groups as well as how spiritual accompaniment can work within marriage Benner s works always inspiring toward deepening and intentional spirituality


10 thoughts on “Sacred Companions

  1. says:

    Love this one Best uote maybe God designed marriage to make us holy than to make us happy

  2. says:

    Short review I have been reading books on spiritual direction over the past several months trying to see what I am really looking for when I lo

  3. says:

    An exciting explanation for the paradigm of viewing relationships in life through a spiritually servant filled lens

  4. says:

    Some parts were helpful than others However he does a great job defining spiritual friendship and spiritual direction I found this book to be helpful as I think about how spiritual friendship and direction work together Also Benner provides a lengthy book recommendation list which is always helpful

  5. says:

    I chose to read this book because I was intrigued by the idea of a spiritual friendship how it differs from mentorship and h

  6. says:

    This book was simply amazing in the area of euipping Christians with the awareness and training of spiritual direction Easy reading level though I would not recommend it for a newer believer This book is suited for the mature Christian that is either looking for where they can find depth in their relationship w

  7. says:

    i picked up this book mainly to go further in understanding the specific nature of spiritual direction Having read many books on SD i found this one to be among the most clarifying Benner begins by talking about intentional spiritual friendships in general and moves on to give a specific overview of spiritual direction along with clear examples As an added bonus he provides other formats and opportunities th

  8. says:

    Handbook on spiritual friendship and spiritual directorsThis topic is new to me I had a cursory knowledge of the benefits of spiritual friendship but didn't realize the depth of possibilities of soul friendship I look forward to applying this new understanding in a relationship with a Christian friend It also addresses how to incorporate this type of spiritual friendship in marriage An insightful read

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the book particularly chapters 1 3 Those are the primary chapters that Benner writes about friendships with inspiring challenge and comfort Chapters 4 7 are much about the specific role of a spiritual director Things can get muddy there Chapters 8 9 are practical as he shares about how the intimate friendships can work within a small group and marriage I look forward to discussing this with some guys soon

  10. says:

    Read the audio book but also have read a good deal of the printed book at an earlier time I like the book as it gives goo

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