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Soul Friend: The story of a shared spiritual journey

Soul Friend The story of a shared spiritual journey Have you ever enjoyed an ongoing spiritual friendship with a wise mature Christian who is prepared to walk beside you believe in you pray for you encourage you and challenge you not to give up Sou

  • Title: Soul Friend: The story of a shared spiritual journey
  • Author: Jo-Anne Berthelsen
  • ISBN: 9781922074492
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Have you ever enjoyed an ongoing spiritual friendship with a wise, mature Christian who is prepared to walk beside you, believe in you, pray for you, encourage you and challenge you not to give up Soul Friend is an honest and intimate portrayal of the author s own journey with her wise, spiritual mentor and the warm, life giving relationship that developed between them duHave you ever enjoyed an ongoing spiritual friendship with a wise, mature Christian who is prepared to walk beside you, believe in you, pray for you, encourage you and challenge you not to give up Soul Friend is an honest and intimate portrayal of the author s own journey with her wise, spiritual mentor and the warm, life giving relationship that developed between them during their fifteen years of meeting together This story is written in the hope that it will inspire many not only to seek out such a spiritual friendship for themselves but also to provide such a friendship for another.

    Soul Friends The Transforming Power of Deep Human Soul Friends is a profoundly insightful, personal, and historical account of the transformative potential of deep human connection Stephen Cope s brilliantly written book exemplifies his depth of understanding of the human psyche and illuminates the immeasurable importance of secure relationships as catalysts for health and healing. Soul Friend New Revised Edition Leech, Kenneth, Leech In , Kenneth Leech wrote the book Soul Friend, which quickly became one of the classic contemporary explorations of the Christian practice of spiritual direction Out of print for many years, a revised edition of this book, mildly updated to include changes Soul Friends Home sharing the journey of our souls The mystical path is not a static experience for a select few it is a quest to find the mysteries of the universe, nestled within the heart of your own soul Learn how to recognize the call, prepare for the journey and embark on a great adventure First Steps on the Mystical Path. Soul Friends Are Some People Inexplicably Linked Jan , Other religious traditions stress the spiritual importance of friendship In the Muslim tradition, a good friend is someone whose appearance reminds you of God, and whose speech increases you in knowledge, and whose actions remind you of the hereafter Friendship isn t just good for the soul, though. explorefaith Soul Friends The Irish word anamchara or the Welsh word periglour both mean soul friend, a special way of befriending that intentionally honors and nurtures the life of the soul In Celtic Christian tradition, a soul friend is so essential that not having one is like not having a head Why You Need a Soul Friend, and How to Find One The best term I have heard for spiritual director is soul friend A soul friend is a person to whom you can confide your fears, your longings and your desire for spiritual growth.

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    1. I read Jo-Anne Berthelesen’s Soul Friend in one sitting. Downloaded it onto my Kindle and couldn’t let it go until I got to the end. 
It is the inspiring account of how souls connect within special friendships and the way God shapes our responses when we allow others to challenge us. Jo-Anne’s tribute to her mentor, Joy, and the spiritual journey they shared over many years is a beautiful and sometimes sobering account of how two can share the struggles of one, and double the blessings. [...]

    2. In reading this review, there are two things you need to know about me as a reviewer. The first is that I am very stingy with five-star ratings. I don’t give them out easily. The second is that I don’t read memoir or biographies of ‘ordinary people’, because I usually find they are boring and filled with irrelevant details that don’t contribute to the bigger picture. So the fact that I have given Soul Friend, a memoir, a five-star rating means that I was impressed. So impressed that I [...]

    3. 4.5 stars. I started to read this book because I know Jo-Anne Berthelsen and thought it would be interesting to read her memoir. I knew the book was about the relationship she had with her spiritual mentor Joy over many years, but I wasn't expecting it to impact me so much. I found I could only read it in small chunks because as Jo related things she was working through and learning from her mentor, I found I had to ponder them too. The role of women in ministry, overcoming a people-pleasing nat [...]

    4. From the title which I loved, this is the story of a shared spiritual journey between Jo-Anne and Joy, who she meets at a prayer training school. In 1996 as Jo-Anne embarks on a Theological course she needs to find a mentor and approaches Joy.I liked the openness and honesty of this book and the way Jo-Anne was not afraid to leave herself vulnerable in sharing her experiences. I liked the seed prayer and the heritage of past contemplatives and could relate to several of Jo-Anne’s feelings and [...]

    5. I was deeply touched as I read this soul searching book. As many others I didn't put it down until I'd finished it. It meant such a lot to think JoAnne would be so open about her feelings enough to share with everyone.

    6. Five reviews from our CALEB Reviewers:Four and a half stars.(1) When Jo-Anne Berthelsen attended an Elijah House prayer ministry course in Sydney in the mid 1990s she had no way of knowing just how her life would eventually change as a result. From that course has stemmed two magnificent Australian stories - Laura - a novel based in part on a truly inspirational blind woman who attended the course and now Soul Friend.Jo-Anne was at theological college and one of the requirements of her course wa [...]

    7. Many of us value special friends who listen and give insightful feedback and direction through life's turmoils. Perhaps women are more prone to find such friendships than men, sharing a cuppa and their thoughts. Jo-Anne Berthelsen's 'Soul Friend' relationship derived from a more formal mentorship as part of her ministry training. She was fortunate in her match with Joy, a wise woman whose listening ear and apt questions saw her through her studies, pastoral work and foray into writing novels. Es [...]

    8. Soul Friend is a beautiful story of an extraordinary friendship that developed over fifteen years between Jo-Anne and her spiritual mentor, Joy. We journey with Jo-Anne as she embarked on a new phase in her ministry including theological studies, pastoral work and five published novels. Jo-Anne recalled her initial meetings with Joy and how their friendship was a blessing in many ways.I enjoyed Jo-Anne’s conversational writing style and I found Soul Friend easy to read. Jo-Anne was honest as s [...]

    9. An honest sharing of Jo-Anne's spiritual journey. Not one I could sit and read through in a few hours. needed to think, meditate and apply to my own journey with Christ.

    10. A warm and moving chronicle of a friendship that deepened as it progressed from a simple one-hour-a-week mentorship to 'anam cara' - a soul friend, a companion of the heart.

    11. Jo-Anne Berthelsen has written Soul Friend with the intention of showing the value of mentoring. Yet this is not what I most gained from her story. Perhaps because I am also a pastor’s wife I identified with Jo-Anne’s journey through study, pastoral leadership and into a writing/speaking ministry. The lessons Jo-Anne learnt through her experiences were similar to the lessons that God has also taught me. Consequently I found Jo-Anne’s book deeply encouraging and for this reason I enjoyed th [...]

    12. I've enjoyed some of Jo-Anne Berthelsen's fiction, and after reading this, I hope she writes more non-fiction. On the surface, it's about the special relationship shared by a mentor and mentoree. At the start, Jo-Anne nervously phones Joy to ask if she'd consider fulfilling the role of mentor in her life, as it's a course requirement. To her relief, Joy accepts.Beneath the surface, this book delves into a wonderful variety of topics and issues which the two women address during their years of me [...]

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