The following are reviews of some of the publications by authors with a connection to Stillpoint Spirituality
Click on the book title to reach the review.

‘Choosing for Life’ by Ann Siddall
‘Listening to God Together: Working with Discernment in Church Communities’ by Ann Siddall and John Blanksby
‘Tending the Seed’ by Ann Siddall and Gary Stuckey

Choosing for Life Choosing for life 2
Author: Ann Siddall

Amidst the complexity of daily life, we are all making choices and decisions, small and large.

Drawing on traditional spiritual practices and applying them to life today, this little book will guide you into being more in touch with God, life and yourself and to put into place ways of ‘staying awake’ to the Spirit, both in daily life and in relation to discernment of direction.

Ann Siddall is a former Director of Stillpoint Spirituality Centre for the Uniting Church in SA and an experienced spiritual director.

Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1 A lifetime of choices
Chapter 2 Gifts from the tradition
Chapter 3 Who am I?
Chapter 4 Good habits for an attentive life
Chapter 5 When faced with a decision or turning point
Summary
Reading and resource material

This booklet can be obtained from Stillpoint Spirituality. To enquire about availability, phone the Stillpoint Office (located at Christ Church) on (08) 8271 0329, or email stillpoint@internode.on.net.

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Listening to God Together: Working with Discernment in Church CommunitiesListening to God Together
Authors: Ann Siddall and John Blanksby

This 24 page publication is a companion to Choosing for Life written by the first author and also available from Stillpoint.

From the introductory chapter of the book: “Discernment is what we do when we consciously make choices and decisions, alone or together and seek to have those decisions arise out of a relationship with God. This booklet is for communities, committees, groups and councils of the church to help them attend to the invitations of God in their work together.”

The booklet develops these ideas under the following headings:

Contents
Chapter 1 The rationale
Chapter 2 Wisdom from the past
Chapter 3 The need to build community
Chapter 4 Good habits for an attentive life
Chapter 5 Corporate discernment in different settings
Some closing reflections
Books and resources

The authors:
Ann Siddall is a former Director of Stillpoint Spirituality Centre for the Uniting Church in SA and is an experienced spiritual director, retreat leader, small group facilitator and writer of material that includes resources around individual and corporate spirituality.
Rev John Blanksby is a retired Uniting Church minister who has a long-standing interest in discernment practices and is currently involved in a mentoring and discernment ministry.

This booklet can be obtained from Stillpoint Spirituality. To enquire about availability, phone the Stillpoint Office (located at Christ Church) on (08) 8271 0329, or email stillpoint@internode.on.net.

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Tending the Seed  Tending the Seed
Authors: Ann Siddall and Gary Stuckey

This 103 page publication reveals how spiritual practices embraced by generations of Christians can become tools for nurturing your God-given potential. This six-week small group study encourages deeper understanding of God’s love and affirmation. Discerning God’s hopes for your life grows naturally out of recognising God’s profound care for you.

“A parable of farming (sower, seed, and soil) strikes just the right note for exploring the cultivation of spiritual disciplines. The chapters till together personal stories, insights into the parable, and devotional practices to form rich ground for individual and group reflection. Daily exercises enable the reader to apply new learning in various disciplines and practices of spiritual growth. Tend to this book. Trust in the Spirit to bring growth through this seed that Siddall and Stuckey plant among us.”  –  John Indermark

Contents
Introduction: An Invitation to Tend the Seed   
Chapter 1 Clearing the Ground
Chapter 2 Preparing the Soil
Chapter 3 Planting the Seed
Chapter 4 Tending the Young Plant
Chapter 5 Growing into Fullness
Chapter 6 Preparing to Harvest the Fruit
A Guide for Leaders
About the Authors

The authors:
Ann Siddall is a former Director of Stillpoint Spirituality Centre for the Uniting Church in SA and is an experienced spiritual director, retreat leader, small group facilitator and writer of material that includes resources around individual and corporate spirituality.
Rev Gary Stuckey is former Director of Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and former Uniting Church minister for the Stillpoint Faith Community. He has a long-standing interest in discernment practices and in leading discernment retreats, and is an experienced spiritual director. He is a life-professed brother of the Community of the Transfiguration, the monastic community based in Teesdale, Victoria.

This booklet can be obtained from Stillpoint Spirituality To enquire about availability, phone the Stillpoint Spirituality Office (located at Christ Church) (08) 8271 0329, or email stillpoint@internode.on.net.

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