Item description for Hospitality: The Heart of Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International) by Leslie A. Hay...
Overview In this latest addition to the Spiritual Directors International Series, professional spiritual directors and those in formation programs learn to extend traditional forms of hospitality by living out its deeper meaning as they explore ways in which the spirit of hospitality enriches the spiritual direction experience.
Publishers Description In this latest addition to the Spiritual Directors International Series, professional spiritual directors and those in formation programs learn to extend traditional forms of hospitality by living out its deeper meaning as they explore ways in which the spirit of hospitality enriches the spiritual direction experience. 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.
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
Series Spiritual Directors International
ISBN 0819221813 ISBN13 9780819221810
Reviews - What do customers think about Hospitality: The Heart of Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International)?
Wonderful new guide for spiritual directors Oct 26, 2007
Although I am not a spiritual director (in Dr. Leslie Hay's target audience), I enjoyed reading this book. Dr. Hay shares extensive research and her own personal experience in examining the concept of hospitality and how it relates to spiritual direction. Hospitality is not just graciously welcoming people into our homes but it is opening the door of our hearts to everyone we encounter. She reinforces this idea with stories from the Bible, specifically the Walk to Emmaus. To help spiritual directors in their practice, she proposes useful introspective questions for them to ask themselves such as "Am I truly accepting", and "Do I create an environment that is warm and free of anxiety". Finally, she offers 5 pathways to becoming hospitality which are guiding principles of her spiritual direction ministry. I was particularly moved by the discussion of "Developing the Gift of Forgiveness". "People do hurt us, and we them, and it is usually out of ignorance or stupidity. Thus forgiveness is the loving response regardless of what has transpired. While all of us would at times like to change the past, we all know that we cannot do this, and forgiveness gives us a way of moving from the pain of the past into the peace of the present".
Dr. Leslie. Hay's wisdom, experience and compassion come through beautifully in this book. I hope all spiritual directors will open their hearts to Dr. Hay and her new book.