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Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color

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First book addressing the concerns and issues of people of color in spiritual direction



"These essays speak of how we have incorporated our contemplative practices into our family life; our urban, non-religious background; how we have been nurtured in struggles for health and life through our contemplative prayer practices and our courage to survive and even thrive in the
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Paperback, 158 pages
Published March 10th 2013 by Morehouse Publishing
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Albert Hong
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality, race
Great for what it is. A first collection of POC voices around the practice of spiritual direction. Diverse in theology and experiences. There are a few gems here, but still feels very much emerging voices. I look forward to when we have richer Wells to draw from that are able to speak more explicitly and practically about how race and culture inform spiritual direction practice. But ultimately helpful in offering company along the way.
Tamara Murphy
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Editors Sherry Bryant-Johnson, Roslie Norman-McNaney, and Therese Taylor-Stinson and provided a literal fleshing out of the exhortation that spiritual formation is for the sake of others. In the context of the themes of the Releasing Rhythm, highlighted the historical experience of the African American church as an entire community shaped by a wilderness experience of marginalization, poverty, and loss.

Within the context of relational dynamics and tensions within spiritual direction relationship
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Marcia McLaughlin
Mar 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent look at spiritual direction as well as looking at what these men and women of color bring to spiritual direction. I was reminded often of my own experiences as a spiritual director. It is intended as reading for those studying to be spiritual directors but it is also rich in looking at anyone's faith journey. ...more
Christine Hiester
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A compilation of stories from spiritual directors of color across denomination and even faith traditions. I found it wonderful to experience both the similarities to my own story and practice, and the differences.
Jean Lupinacci
Interesting topic from many different perspectives. All of us in ministry are “spiritual directors” in some form
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