Resources accompanying the Grove Book:
Seeking Spiritual Direction (S130)
These link to networks that can help you find spiritual direction.
The Retreat Association www.retreats.org.uk: This national ecumenical organization can put you in touch with local contacts who have links to local spiritual directors: They have also various leaflets about Spiritual Direction and Prayer as well as guidelines for Spiritual Directors.
Spiritual Directors International www.sdiworld.org have a Seek and Find guide that covers much of the world.
Prayer Eleven: www.prayereleven.org has excellent pages to help find a spiritual director listing links by region in the UK and US
The Spiritual Exercises Network: This is an Ignatian network. The website lists members by geographical area. www.spiritualexercisesnetwork.uk
The London Centre for Spiritual Direction: www.lcsd.org.uk offers online linking
Books for thinking further around spiritual direction
Richard G Malloy SJ, Spiritual Direction: A Beginner’s Guide (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2017)
Margaret Guenther, Holy Listening (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1992)
Adrian Chatfield and Nigel Rooms, Soul Friendship: A Practical Theology of Spiritual Direction (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2019)
Liz Hoare, Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction (London: SPCK, 2015)
Nick Helm, Ignatius of Loyola: A Guide for Spiritual Growth and Disciple- ship (Grove Spirituality booklet S130)
Grove Spirituality Series (S151).
Authors: Nick Helm and Liz Hoare.
About the Book
Spiritual direction is an ancient way of drawing attention to the primacy of God’s perspective on life. Practised well, it is the art of keeping out of the way and, like the good teacher or midwife, enabling the directee to encounter God directly.
Aimed at anyone interested in receiving spiritual direction, this illuminating guide examines the origins of the practice in the Bible and early church, and explores how it can support the radical, prophetic way of life that Jesus calls us to.
About the Authors
Nick Helm is an Anglican priest who has offered spiritual direction and training in spiritual direction for over twenty years.He has worked as Advisor in Spirituality in the Diocese of Sheffield and Ministerial and Spiritual Development Officer in the Diocese of Hereford.
Liz Hoare is ordained in the Anglican Church and teaches spirituality and spiritual formation at Wycliffe Hall. She has a special interest in spiritual direction and is the author of ‘Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction.’ Liz enjoys discussing novels, bird watching and keeping up with her teenage son.