Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction
Susan S. Phillips
Number of pages: 272
Candlelight offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written re-enactments of actual spiritual direction sessions. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological foundations guiding it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction.
The Spiritual Directors International Series – This book is part of a special series produced by Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with Spiritual Directors International (SDI), a global network of some 6,000 spiritual directors and members.
“Susan Phillips’s thoughtful, listening intelligence incandesces in this account of her practice of spiritual direction. The process comes to vivid life in her personal narratives of sessions with directees in God’s presence. I was moved at the way Susan’s insights grew in relationship with those she met with over months and years. I felt holiness creeping into my own life.”
Luci Shaw, author, Breath for the Bones: Imagination, Art, & Spirit
and Writer in Residence, Regent College
“Reading Candlelight is like watching spiritual direction sessions through a two-way mirror while simultaneously privy to the thoughts and feelings of the author. Invaluable for people doing spiritual direction or contemplating it. Provides discerning insights into the difference in form and focus between psychotherapy and spiritual direction. Likely to be absorbing reading for Jungian or transpersonal psychologists.”
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, author of
Close to the Bone and Crossing to Avalon