Noticing the Divine

An Introduction to Interfaith Spiritual Guidance

John R. Mabry

Jan/2007, 182 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819222381



An essential textbook for beginning spiritual directors, Noticing the Divine uses wisdom from the religions of the world to teach the basic skills needed to offer spiritual direction to people of all traditions. It introduces the foundational concepts and techniques needed to responsibly and professionally practice the art of spiritual guidance.

Among the religious traditions covered are Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.



John Mabry has spent  nineteen years in pastoral ministry, and fourteen years in private practice as a spiritual director, serving people of different generations.

For five years he edited Presence: An International Journey of Spiritual Direction, the professional journal for spiritual directors, and currently directs the interfaith spiritual direction certificate program at the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministry, in Berkeley, CA.

He has published several books, including Noticing the Divine: An Introduction to Interfaith Guidance, a textbook for interfaith spiritual direction, published by Morehouse in 2006.

A United Church of Christ minister, John is pastor of Grace North Church (Congregational) in Berkeley, California.

"Highly recommended for anyone seeking spiritual guidance for himself or herself, as well as for prospective and practicing pastors, chaplains, and spiritual counselors." 
The Midwest Book Review

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