Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Abba, Give Me a Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction” as Want to Read:
Abba, Give Me a Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Abba, Give Me a Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Paraclete Press (first published January 1st 2012)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Abba, Give Me a Word, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Abba, Give Me a Word

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-25 of 25)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
James
I do not see a spiritual director regularly; however I have benefited from spiritual direction at a couple of key moments in my life. I commend the practice to you and I think that this resource does a good job of talking about what spiritual direction is, what to expect from it, and what it means to receive direction. L. Roger Owens, is a pastor and has Spiritual wisdom of his own to impart; yet this book is primarily an opening up of his own journey and how his spiritual director helped him to ...more
Adam Shields
Book Review: Abba, Give Me A Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction by L Roger Owens - a short book about what spiritual direction looks like in practice. A lot of protestant Christians are unacquainted with spiritual direction. It is something that I think is missing in our tools for spiritual growth. It is sort of mentoring/counseling/friendship/accountability done on an intentional and regular basis for the purpose of growing spiritually.

Roger Owens isn't writing a book on how to be a spiritu
...more
Mike Schutt
Pastor Owen's breezy style and grace-filled anecdotes won me over from the beginning. I was encouraged and challenged by his experiences, and I learned more than basic advice on seeking spiritual direction-- I caught a glimpse of the vulnerability, trust, and grace that are means to a deeper walk with God.
Pat Loughery
A nice, approachable, comfortable introduction to the practice of receiving spiritual direction. Broadly useful for many folks, and an encouraging look at spiritual growth from a directee's perspective.
Bill
Roger Owens writes really well about life as a rural Methodist minister near Louisburg, NC, where he found a spiritual director, who helped him develop a greater awareness of God's love.
Diana
I'm giving it way too much with 1 star. This is sophomoric writing. Don't waste your time. Read the great spiritual writers instead.
Dan Butcher
Dan Butcher marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2014
Jeff
Jeff marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2014
Marty Newkirk
Marty Newkirk marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2014
Seth Thomas
Seth Thomas marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2013
Cody
Cody marked it as to-read
May 30, 2013
Joanne Lum
Joanne Lum marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2013
Katie Vanbeek
Katie Vanbeek marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2012
Pam
Pam is currently reading it
Nov 22, 2012
Debo
Debo marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2012
Charles
Charles marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2012
Beth
Beth marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2012
Bart
Bart added it
Mar 08, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Co-Pastor, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, NC
More about L. Roger Owens...
The Shape of Participation: A Theology of Church Practices What We Need Is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life Pastoral Work: Engagements with the Vision of Eugene Peterson

Share This Book