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Musings of a Book Addict

I'm married to a scavenger of sorts and he often totes home rescued boxes of books that I paw through with shiny, hungry eyes. I pull out the odd and interesting and add them to my teetering stack.

Currently reading

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
E.B. White: A Biography
Scott Elledge
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate
Cheri Huber, June Shiver
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain
The Snare of the Hunter
Helen MacInnes
Paintings of Henry Miller
Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell
Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
Robert Moss
Pentimento (Back Bay Books)
Lillian Hellman

The Practice of Spiritual Direction

The Practice of Spiritual Direction - William A. Barry When I was in seminary, this was the only book about Spiritual Direction that was even close to being Interfaith. Now, I believe there are a few more options, but none really capture authors William Barry & William Connolly's openness and grounded advice and guidance. That being said, everything shared in this book has a Christian approach. The Williams just assume that everyone agrees that Spiritual Direction is always about the relationship with God and Prayer. I beg to differ and my private practice shows that EVERYONE has a spiritual life (whether they even use that word, or not) and EVERYONE has a right to a companion in Spiritual Direction, even if their spiritual lives revolve around their garden, or their art, or their relationship with a mountain. If you can handle all the God talk and still receive the deeper gifts of this book, it is a wonderfully helpful read that breaks down many important aspects of the Spiritual Direction relationship, from transference to fostering a contemplative attitude, it's all here and it's all helpful.