Susan S. Phillips (Ph.D.) was executive director of New College Berkeley from 1994 through 2021

Susan is a spiritual director who, in addition to meeting with people one-on-one, also speaks around the world and regularly leads retreats for colleges, churches, clergy and laity. More ›


The Cultivated Life

"This is a book written specifically for those of us who are assigned the task of developing an imagination for living the Christian faith with insight and skill in and for a society that is disconnected from the biblical revelation and the Jesus incarnation," writes Eugene Peterson in the foreword of The Cultivated Life. "But it is equally useful for all of us who are committed to following Jesus with our families and coworkers and neighbors." More ›

Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction

Offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through narratives of actual spiritual direction sessions. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological understandings that guide it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction. More ›

Praise for Candlelight
Praise for Candlelight