An ancient spiritual practice rediscovered--and re-imaginated--for today.
This fascinating introduction to an ancient spiritual practice is for all of us who are searching for fresh spiritual insight. People of all faiths--and even those with no particular religious involvement--are discovering spiritual direction.
Traditionally identified with Christianity, but also resembling the relationship between teacher and student in Buddhism, sheikh and disciple in Islam, and rebbe and Hasid in Judaism, spiritual direction is a distinct kind of relationship for enhancing spiritual growth. And its renewed popularity has led to a now uniquely accessible modern phenomenon: interfaith spiritual direction.
Howard Addison presents personal accounts from the lives of people representing a broad spectrum of religious and spiritual traditions to show how we can find guidance and inspiration from people of other faiths--without ever leaving our own. This one-of-a-kind guide explores:
- Where to find spiritual guidance within your own faith community or beyond it.
- How spiritual direction can help you, even if you come from no formal religious background.
- Why and when it may be appropriate to seek a spiritual guide from a faith other than your own.
- What interfaith spiritual direction means for the future of religion and spirituality in our world.