Hi, there. I'm Christianne Squires. Founder of Bookwifery. Trained spiritual director. Wife of Kirk. Mom of two kitties, Aslan and Lucy. Lover of books and planners.
I hosted this online space from 2008–2017 as a place to explore spiritual formation—how it happens in my life and how it might also happen in yours.
You’ll find a lot of archives to explore in this space, ranging from different formation series written over the years to community projects hosted in the past that may prove useful to you still. In 2016–2017, I took a ministry sabbatical that I started chronicling here, and you can find those archives here.
Blessings and peace to you,
My Credentials, etc.
I completed an MA in spiritual formation in 2011 through Spring Arbor University. It was an online hybrid cohort model, and I completed my master's thesis research on digital connectivity and spiritual formation, exploring how Internet culture affects the soul. In 2013, I was honored to be named by Spiritual Directors International as one of their New Contemplatives.
I completed my training as a spiritual director through the Audire School for Spiritual Direction in Central Florida. It was a rich three years of training that included two years of supervised internship, during which I discerned a call to exercise my vocation as a spiritual director in online spaces.
In 2014, I offered a workshop at Spiritual Directors International's annual conference on the subject "Spiritual Formation in a Google-ized World," followed by two online webinars: "The Case for Spiritual Direction in the Technology Age" and "Using Technology Tools in Spiritual Direction: Is It for You?"
At that same 2014 conference, I was privileged to interview Richard Rohr, OFM. We talked about many things — St. Thérèse of Lisieux, falling upward in the second half of life, and the unique opportunities available to spiritual directors at this time in history. You can watch our conversation here.
In 2014, on the heels of that conference, my husband, Kirk, and I developed and hosted a year-long initiative for spiritual directors called The Soul Online, inviting fellow spiritual directors to connect around the subject of the Internet and its effect on our spiritual development.
In January 2016, I published an article in the Center for Action and Contemplation's journal, Oneing, on the subject of messiness in community. You can read the article here.
Lastly, I've worked in publishing and editorial for nearly 20 years and now combine my training as a spiritual director with my book publishing experience at Bookwifery. If you're writing a book (or moving in the direction of writing one) that brings together your life’s work and sense of call, I'd love to connect with you there.