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Changing Life Patterns: Adult Development in Spiritual Direction
EXPANDED EDITION. This landmark work, originally published in 1992, traces the various stages of spiritual development and discusses how developmental change can be fostered in individual and congregational settings.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Christian Board of Publication
(first published January 1st 2000)
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This book is not so much about spiritual direction as it is an application of human development theories to the practice of spiritual direction. As such, it offers some interesting and useful insights in places but, for the most part, I found this book to be dry reading and, at times, very frustrating in its point of view. That people typically grow though stages of development which have some common characteristics as they age and experience the vicissitudes of life is well documented by ...more