Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International) [Paperback]

By Mary Rose Bumpus (Editor) & Rebecca Bradburn Langer (Editor)
Our Price $ 18.20  
Retail Value $ 26.00  
You Save $ 7.80  (30%)  
Item Number 138277  
Buy New $18.20
Available on the Internet only.

Spiritual Directors Internationa - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International)   $ 19.60   In Stock  
  Anglican Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International)   $ 15.40   In Stock  
  Hospitality: The Heart of Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International)   $ 13.30   In Stock  
  Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International)   $ 18.20   In Stock  
  Tending the Holy: Spiritual Direction Across Traditions   $ 16.80   In Stock  
  Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International)   $ 18.20   In Stock  
  Spiritual Direction in Context (Spiritual Directors International)   $ 16.80   In Stock  

Item description for Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International) by Mary Rose Bumpus & Rebecca Bradburn Langer...

This collection of essays is one of the first books in the field that help with the training of supervisors. Written by spiritual directors who have years of experience in supervision, this book engages some of the leading voices in the field in an exploration of a wide variety of issues, including: gender and sexuality; ethical dilemmas; working with constituents of diverse races and ethnicities; working with the differently abled; the parameters of supervision; and the supervision of beginning directors.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Pages   199
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2006
Publisher   Morehouse Publishing
Series  Spiritual Directors Internationa  
ISBN  0819219940  
ISBN13  9780819219947  

Availability  137 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 04:15.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Mary Rose Bumpus & Rebecca Bradburn Langer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

Mary Rose Bumpus has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Spiritual Directors International Books

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Ministry
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Pastoral Counseling
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > General
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality

Christian Product Categories
Books > General Interest > Literature & The Arts > Essays & Memoirs

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International)?

PleasedReader  Nov 5, 2006
The book is a compilation of short essays on topics that could come up during spiritual direction between a director and directee. The essays are well written and cover almost every conceivable issue that may surface.
Reviewed by Cissy McLane  Aug 27, 2006
This new Spiritual Directors International Book offers a valuable contribution to a relatively new educational field: the training of supervisors. Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery is a collection of essays edited by two longtime practitioners in the field, Mary Rose Bumpus and Rebecca Bradburn Langer. They, along with eight additional contributors, hope their writings about formal supervision will expand and encourage further conversation about this arena of formation and training. The essays begin by defining supervision and shift to pertinent subjects such as gender and sexuality; parameters of supervision; supervision of beginning directors; ethical quagmires; "co-cultures" in supervision; working with diverse ethnicities; the differently-abled; and more. These topics permeate our teaching methods.
One crucial subject is the meaning of supervision itself. My first experience as a supervisor many years ago was difficult. At the end of the academic year I thanked the program director for trusting me to do the work. His response was simply, "Cissy, if you are going to be a good supervisor you need to learn how to trust yourself." Supervision is the process in which spiritual directors are helped by their supervisors to facilitate growth of a relationship between God and another individual. While good skills help this process, the writers tell us that we most often gain self-confidence as a supervisor and spiritual director by recognizing the particular gifts God gives each of us for our work. The reminder is to allow our gifts to unfold in their own time. It is my experience that the luxury of time is difficult in supervisory settings that span a few academic quarters, with the added pressure of grading vulnerable learning. A contemplative approach described by James Neafsey can help with this difficulty. The second part of this book grounds supervision in incarnational reality. Jesus becoming human makes it possible for every aspect of our own selves to be holy. Supervision acknowledges this by using the director's emotions, sexual desires, other bodily sensations, and thoughts to discern God's presence or absence. My heart further resonated with the final section of this book that invites us to see God in all things. Supervision can enlighten the process by helping us encounter God beyond the confines of silence in prayer, privacy in "me and God" relationships, and monastic settings. Seeing beyond limits widens our worldview and helps the spiritual director discover God within cultural diversity and in other settings. A chapter regarding spiritual direction with disabled persons is particularly helpful. These essays left me wanting more. I wondered, for instance, what qualities supervisors look for in a potentially good spiritual director. The answer seemed implied in the excellent writing throughout this book. An explicit list of core competencies, however, would have been helpful. The writing is, for the most part, well done. The writers are primarily from spiritual direction training and formation programs in California, USA. An international
flavor in future books of this type might add a broader perspective. Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery makes a fine contribution to the training of spiritual directors. I highly recommend it as an excellent resource for new and experienced supervisors and spiritual

Cissy McLane has been a spiritual director and retreat
presenter for twenty-two years and has supervised spiritual
directors in a variety of training programs. She is co-founder
of the Ignatian Spirituality Center in Seattle, Washington,
USA. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Write your own review about Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy