The Anam Cara is about mutual supporting, challenging, and loving. Brigit of
Kildare, fifth-century abbottess of an extremely large monastery of men and
women, said that soul friends are a necessity for spiritual development. The
Author: Nancy C. Reeves
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
"What do you want from me, God?" If you've ever struggled with this question, but haven't found a way to answer it, then this book is for you. Real-life stories from 75 men and women open up a world of spiritual discernment practices inviting you to find one that works for you. Easy to read, yet rich with information, this book draws on faith traditions as diverse as Baha'I, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh, and Sufi. Stories from every day people living everyday lives are interspersed with biographical accounts from C.S. Lewis, Albert Schweitzer, Shoghi Effendi, Mahatma Ghandi, Matsuo Basho, Thomas Merton, and Mother Teresa. Over 40 discernment concepts and methods are illustrated including prayer, worship, pilgrimage, labyrinth, Enneagram, I Ching, pendulum, angels, the medicine wheel, and the use of sacred texts. Suitable for individual use, this book lends itself to group settings such as workshops or retreats.