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Discover Your Spiritual Type

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
From Urban T. Holmes's spiritual typology and her own experience as a spiritual director and pastoral counselor, Ware provides a framework for people to name and understand their spiritual experience-in much the same way the Myers-Briggs typology provides a framework for understanding personality types. Readers explore four spiritual types--head, heart, mystic, and Kingdom ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 1995)
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Jenny
Mar 14, 2008 Jenny rated it really liked it
Some people find peace and renewal with a familiar ritual while others discover spiritual fulfillment by venturing into new and sometimes unfamiliar experiences. While we all have our preferences, when we seek to nurture a spiritual life, it benefits us to acknowledge, accept, and respect that there are many ways to connect with God. Different strokes for different folks, so the saying goes. This diversity is true for our spiritual lives as well. Conflict arises when everyone believes he/she has ...more
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Sep 12, 2016 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've done several workshops based on this book. Working with Unitarians I had to change some of the language (which the author recommends). Very thought provoking and created much conversation.
Cathryn Conroy
Just like the Myers-Briggs test helps you identify your personality type, this book helps you identify your spiritual type. Basing her tools and techniques on the spiritual typology created by the late Urban T. Holmes, author Corinne Ware has identified four spiritual types.

And while most of us will have a dominant spiritual type, this tool allows you to find where you also fit in the other three types. The tool can be used to discern not only personal spiritual type, but also congregational sp
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Rev.dulce
This book is a great way to discover our Spiritual Types and, also, to help our congregation understand the congregational type of spirituality.

I would recommend this to pastors for small group use.
George Donigian
Jul 19, 2012 George Donigian rated it liked it
I'd like to see a re-read shelf. Currently reading Ware's book again. I think she offers an accessible way to think about types of spirituality and spiritual formation for individuals and for congregations.

Sarah
Jul 28, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Hope to use this for a Sunday school adult class sometime this fall. Changed my understanding of my own spirituality quite dramatically when I first encountered this in a workshop six years ago.
Hansen Wendlandt
Oct 04, 2013 Hansen Wendlandt rated it it was ok
I love the idea. The typology even seems useful. The book, however, is just stunningly weak, shallow and repetitive…
Nancy Graham
Aug 14, 2008 Nancy Graham rated it really liked it
Great tool. An easy read and highly applicable -- showcasing that we are NOT all the same in how we approach faith.
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