When it comes to faith, there is no "one size fits all" approach, as different people believe in different ways. This book provides a new way of looking at the ways different people understand and relate to the divine, and how spiritual directors need to be aware of this when assessing clients, making recommendations and assessing progress. The book divides into six broad styles and discusses each style with case studies to illustrate each style. Also included are suggestions of useful ways to guide believers in each style group. It also suggests ways to help those in transition from one style to another. As part of the "Spiritual Directors International (SDI)" series, you can be sure that each book offers solid practical advice based on thorough foundations.
John Mabry teaches spiritual direction, world religions, and interfaith theology. He holds a masters degree in creation spirituality and a doctorate in world religions. He has served as editor of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. He is co-pastor of Grace Episcopal Church in Berkeley, California.