A Spiritual Directors International Book. An important collection of essays by prominent practitioners of an emerging field-the supervision of spiritual directors. The last decade has seen increased interest in the practice of spiritual direction, both from people feeling called to be spiritual directors, and from those seeking direction. But with the growth in the number of directors has come an increased need to trains their supervisors. This collection of essays is one of the first books in the field that help with that training. Written by spiritual directors who have years of experience in supervision between them, this book engages some of the leading voices in the field in an explorations of a wide variety of issues: gender and sexuality; ethical dilemmas; working with diverse racial ethnic constituents; working with the differently abled; the parameters of supervision; and the supervision of beginning spiritual directors.
Rebecca Langer is an ordained Presbyterian minister, spiritual director, and the coordinator of Supervision for San Francisco Theological Seminary's Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Program. Mary Rose Bumpus is a Sister of Mercy who has worked in the area of spiritual formation for many years. She currently serves as Assistant