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Moving in the Spirit: Becoming a Contemplative in Action Paperback – January 1, 1983
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His advice throughout is concrete and practical--this is not a book of esoteric theology. For instance, in the chapter entitled "Obstacles to the Spirit," he identifies bad moods as one obstacle to the Holy Spirit, and describes 5 courses of action the contemplative can take to overcome that obstacle.
Overall, well-written, direct, and concrete, with plenty of specific examples.
Overall it's a nice systematic approach to opening one up to spiritual direction. The beginning is more like a textbook discussion on where people are on their spiritual journey and the marks of how the different stages of the journey manifest themselves.
The practical element is mostly a description of the author's experience with discernment and is not much different from other outcome evaluation techniques you might read about in non-spiritual works.
If you are interested in discernment or in self-guided spiritual direction, you will probably gain something from the book, I think I just came into it with higher expectations that, had they been met, would have warrented a higher rating.
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I have a longing to learn more about the Spirit and have the spirit more meaningful in my life. This book is a wonderful beginning to learn and become more spiritually fit.Published 9 months ago by pam
I had already read Hauser's book In His Spirit and was unaware of another. This book was very clear and applicable to everyday laity.Published 18 months ago by Deborah A. Cruz