Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion

Guide to Tending the Soul

by Tilden Edwards

From the author of the classics,Spiritual Friend and Living Simply Through the Day

The most distinctive contributions of this book will focus on the nature of soul, on the ways we know a spiritual experience, on the different layers of community experience that a person brings to spiritual direction, and on an overall contemplative stance. Beyond these themes I will describe a range of ways to nurture the soul, offer many practical suggestions concerning the way we are present with a directee, and provide some ways of recognizing an authentic spiritual companion. You will also find a brief history of this special ministry and a view of its future. Finally, I have included in the appendices some further resources for spiritual directors, a structure for spiritual director/peer group meetings, and…a selective bibliography. – From the Introduction