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Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction
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Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction


SPCK 2015

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


Spiritual direction is as old as the Christian faith. Today, there is an ever-growing demand for this ministry. The Bible has always had a privileged place in the Christian’s toolkit. It is a source of wisdom and encouragement, provides material for prayer and reflection, challenges belief and behavior in the struggle to discern God’s will, and sets boundaries for orthodoxy in Christian experience.

With this in mind, author Liz Hoare suggests that spiritual direction is not just for individuals but for the flourishing of the Church as a whole. There is evidence of a loosening of the links between Christian orthodoxy and the practice of spiritual direction. It is also often perceived as a private and individualistic pursuit. Hoare asks how the Bible challenges this interpretation of a key but often unacknowledged ministry in the Church, and how it may help the whole Church to own spiritual direction and benefit the wider world.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Examines how spiritual direction benefits the entire Church
  • Shows how spiritual direction is more than an individual pursuit
  • Explores how the Church can benefit the world


  • Learning to Reflect on Our Experience
  • The Bible and Spiritual Direction
  • The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Spiritual Direction
  • Stories
  • Themes in Scripture and Spiritual Direction
  • Models of Relating in Spiritual Direction
  • Prayer and Praying
  • Spiritual Direction and Non-literate Approaches to Scripture
  • Alone and Together in Spiritual Direction

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About Liz Hoare

Liz Hoare is the tutor in spiritual formation and dean for women at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. She trained for the ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and was one of the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of England. She writes a weekly column for the Church of England Newspaper.

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