INNER WAY: TOWARD A REBIRTH OF EASTERN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION BY JOSEPH J. ALLEN
Fr. Allen’s focus is the exploration of spiritual direction as a ministry of the Church. Thus in its sensitivity not only to theology but to anthropology, sociology and psychology — and holding the tension between them, this study will be most useful as a resource for all Christians, but especially for counselors and spiritual guides who seek to help others traverse the inner way.
This book passionately calls for a rediscovery of spiritual direction as a critical ministry for the church today. Based on the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition-spiritual direction is an ancient discipline that is largely neglected today.