Walk With Me is full of practical advice, personal reflections, and spiritual inspiration. It is an indispensable resource for Spiritual Directors and their directees. Those in fields such as coaching, hospice work, or chaplaincy work will find this text helpful and inspiring as well.
Those in fields such as coaching, hospice work, or chaplaincy work will find this text helpful and inspiring as well.
Cathy AJ Hardy shares from her own experiences with “spiritual companions” and from her time as a Spiritual Director to others. By covering issues such as trauma, projecting, and masculine and feminine energies, she engages a wide variety of readers at different points on the spiritual journey.
Well organized and clearly written, this book will make a valuable addition to the libraries of professionals and lay people alike.
“The beautiful art of Spiritual Direction is a way of walking together through life—a sense of companionship through the ebbs and flows of life, a soul friendship where one can lean into presence and remember what is true. The reality is that the truth of one’s being is alive in each person. But most people fall into forgetting who they are and are pulled out of themselves into fear and control. The long journey of Spiritual Direction allows us to keep falling back into the rhythm of knowing the truth of our souls. Spiritual Direction is a gift guiding our lives toward being re-membered, re-turned, and re-called home.”
– Cathy AJ Hardy
“In her book, Walk with Me – Transformation through the Pathway of Spiritual Direction, Cathy shares the mysterious and deep personal journey that is the art of spiritual direction from both her experience as the companion and the companioned. I was struck at the beauty that emanated from the pages as she weaves the various threads from her own story and uses them to illustrate the importance of the unhurried, gentle work that Love does with us and in us as we listen and wait. Cathy points the reader to see how the practice of walking alongside another is truly a rare gift and a grace to receive. This book has already deeply impacted how I ‘sit with another’ and it will continue to be a rich store of wisdom that I return to again and again.”
—Luanne Hill – Spiritual Director
“You will be blessed by Cathy’s gift to teach, companion and encourage your soul to open to Love in her new book, “Walk With Me.” It is a combination of Cathy’s personal spiritual direction journey and teaching her readers the distinctives of spiritual direction. “Walk With Me” will be a wonderful companion and ongoing resource for spiritual growth and transformation.”
—Susan Vander Woude, MDiv.
Spiritual Director, Co-Founder and Partner, SoulStream Community