Re-Storying Your Faith:
Through this book, I have particularly appreciated being introduced to the concept of storytelling as a spiritual practice through re-storying and the way Suzanne opens up this practice and in doing so extends to us the invitation to experience and re-experience God’s intimate involvement in the everyday events of our lives over time.
For anyone interested in the nature of story then this book is probably a must read. For anyone aware of the fact that perhaps there are dissonances between what they were told and what they believe, then again this book would probably be a great tool too.
Uncovering Spiritual Narratives
Written in highly accessible language, Uncovering Spiritual Narratives breaks fresh new ground in the field of narrative approaches to pastoral care and congregational ministry.
I have been looking for a book that theologically explores how the theoretical convictions and key practices of narrative therapy—as well as the community work inspired by this approach—can invigorate not only pastoral care but the whole of pastoral ministry. In this accessible volume, Suzanne Coyle has taken up this task, weaving together liberation theology, narrative therapy, collective narrative practice, and examples from actual ministry practice in her approach tofostering life-giving and hopeful spiritual narratives.
For Suzanne Coyle, personal stories are best connected to the narratives of larger collectives within society, where they encounter depth, breadth, critique, and liberative power.
Suzanne M. Coyle demonstrates how spiritual stories—individual and collective—create meanings and possibilities that lead to liberating action. Using qualitative research and contextual pedagogy, Coyle correlates narrative ministry with liberation theology to suggest that caregivers are ‘storytellers of hope.’ She places power, hope, and Spirit at the center of ministry and care. . . .brings a sophisticated new approach to pastoral theological theory and practice.
Call from the Spirit
Having a special time when others listened to my call was a sacred time
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