Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

This intimate selection of Nouwen's spiritual writings on themes of faith and solidarity with a wounded world includes a substantial introduction by the man himself.

Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen


The Essential Henri Nouwen

A portable, gift-appropriate collection of inspirational writings by the late Dutch Catholic theologian offers insight into his personal challenges and decision to leave a prestigious academic career to live in the service of disadvantaged ...

The Essential Henri Nouwen

A portable, gift-appropriate collection of inspirational writings by the late Dutch Catholic theologian offers insight into his personal challenges and decision to leave a prestigious academic career to live in the service of disadvantaged people. Original.

Henri Nouwen Illuminated

In this unique and beautiful book, some of the most significant and poignant words from spiritual guru Henri Nouwen are brought alive in a new way--through the magic of graphic design.

Henri Nouwen Illuminated

In this unique and beautiful book, some of the most significant and poignant words from spiritual guru Henri Nouwen are brought alive in a new way--through the magic of graphic design.

The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen

After finding the community for which he had longed most of his life , Nouwen had
to face the deepest struggle of his soul . ... 169 Amy Greene , “ An Interview with
Catholic Priest Writer Henri Nouwen , ” SBC Today , September 1990 , 10 .

The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen

In 1969, the year following the death of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen published his first book. Who, reading Intimacy: Essays in Pastoral Psychology, at the time could have guessed that its 37 year old Dutch priest-author would become one of the most popular spiritual writers of the 20th-century?Unlike Merton, whose strictly spiritual writings appealed almost exclusively to Roman Catholics, Nouwen had an enormous following among Protestants as well as Catholics. What was it about this man and his work that so resonated with the American psyche over the past thirty years?In The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Deidre LaNoue analyzes Nouwen's voluminous writings in the context of his life and times, providing a key to his more than forty individual books as well as a cogent summary of his contribution to the spiritual lives of millions of people. The book includes a complete bibliography of Nouwen's writings as well as a Scripture index of his books.

Adam

Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved.

Adam

In the final year before his death, Nouwen began to write an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man. Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved.

Henri Nouwen and Soul Care

Michael O'Laughlin, in his book Henri Nouwen: His Life and Vision, describes the
enormous role Sue Mosteller played as a true sister in the Lord to Henri Nouwen:
Henri Nouwen had many close friends, more than anyone has a right to have, ...

Henri Nouwen and Soul Care

In examining Henri Nouwen's approach to the ministry of soul care and spiritual formation at close range, we can conclude that his holistic and integrative style is essentially drawn from his sophisticated understanding of the coinherence of spirituality with psychology, ministry, and theology. Henri Nouwen's ministry is characterized by a ministry of integration primarily because he, first of all, embodied a spirituality of integration. His ministry was but an overflow of his spirituality. Unquestionably, Nouwen ministered out of who he was as a person--a person of deep integrity. The author contends that Henri Nouwen's work of soul care and spiritual formation is never about techniques. Neither is it about programs and curricula--important as they are in ministry. More importantly, it is definitely not about "roles" even though multiple roles have been attached to his person.

Henri Nouwen

This is a thematic collection of memorable writings of Henri Nouwen inviting readers to share spiritual intimacy with this popular writer about prayer, depression, friendship, peace, and other topics.

Henri Nouwen

This is a thematic collection of memorable writings of Henri Nouwen inviting readers to share spiritual intimacy with this popular writer about prayer, depression, friendship, peace, and other topics. His works connect to or touch the lives of people in a language they can understand, and lead them to places where they need to be. Henri J. M. Nouwen, a Dutch Roman Catholic priest who died in 1996, was one of this century's most popular spiritual writers. His accounts of his experiences as a leader in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and in the antinuclear movement are models of balance between the political and personal aspects of Christian faith. "Paperback"

The Selfless Way of Christ

" Philip Yancy In this short work, Henri Nouwen offers a penetrating reflection on the challenge of the spiritual life, especially the call to imitate Christ's example of "downward mobility.

The Selfless Way of Christ

"When I first came across Nouwen's phase 'downward mobility, ' it struck me as radical, counterintuitive, and profoundly true. His reminder of Jesus' message goes against nearly everything in modern life, but ignoring it has led to most of the urgent problems we now face: global warming, poverty, and a deep sense of alienation. Perhaps it is not too late to change, and Henri Nouwen has shown the way." Philip Yancy In this short work, Henri Nouwen offers a penetrating reflection on the challenge of the spiritual life, especially the call to imitate Christ's example of "downward mobility." Illustrated with drawings by Vincent van Gogh, The Selfless Way of Christ is an inspiring guide for ministers and everyone walking the path of discipleship.

Creative Ministry

Creative Ministry is a thoughtful examination of the various complex tasks that are part of that way of life.Separate chapters treat each of the five areas that Nouwen considers the primary responsibilities of the minister: teaching, ...

Creative Ministry

According to Henri Nouwen, the bestselling spiritual writer, every Christian is a minister—trying to live his life in the light of the Gospel. Creative Ministry is a thoughtful examination of the various complex tasks that are part of that way of life.Separate chapters treat each of the five areas that Nouwen considers the primary responsibilities of the minister: teaching, preaching, counseling, organizing, and celebrating. He shows how these main functions are inextricably tied to the minister’s spiritual life and why they must be directed toward a creative dialogue with other Christians if they are to be rewarding. It is also essential, he maintains, that the minister leave himself open, take risks, and “lay down his life for his friends” in order to give new life.“There is today a great hunger for a new spirituality,” observes Nouwen, a hunger that requires new and creative forms of ministry. Citing numerous examples from his rich experience, the author offers practical advice for infusing daily pastoral work with meaning. The result is an insightful presentation and a resonant spiritual guide for every man and woman who wants to be of service.

A Spirituality of Living

God empowers us to do amazing things. This encouraging, insightful book will inspire you to practice solitude, community, and ministry. The result, Nouwen promises, is a fruitful, Spirit-filled life.

A Spirituality of Living

What's the secret to living a spiritual life? So much is happening in our world that we often get distracted and listen to voices other than the voice of God. "If we want to be disciples of Jesus, we have to live a disciplined life," Nouwen asserts. In the spiritual life, discipline requires conscious effort to keep every area in life from being filled up. It means creating space in our life for God to act and speak. Nouwen identifies 3 essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship: solitude, community, and ministry. In solitude we learn to listen to God through prayer. We realize that we are beloved sons and daughters of God. In community we learn to celebrate, as well as to practice vulnerability and forgiveness. After we have experienced solitude and community, we feel God's call to minister to a hurting world. God empowers us to do amazing things. This encouraging, insightful book will inspire you to practice solitude, community, and ministry. The result, Nouwen promises, is a fruitful, Spirit-filled life.

Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen's many books explore the search for spirituality "in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now.

Henri Nouwen

"The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now." --Henri Nouwen The internationally renowned priest, teacher, and author Henri Nouwen wrote more than 40 books on the spiritual life, many of which are considered classics. As we approach the 20th anniversary of Nouwen's death, Kevin Burns's Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit will introduce a new generation to his compassionate approach to spirituality--or remind readers of the comfort they took from his writing years ago. Burns tells Nouwen's life story, but also captures the impact of his life and writings. Neither a naïve, sanitized hagiography making the case for beatification, nor investigative journalism intent on "taking down" a subject with the "real" story behind the life, Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit is a straightforward appreciation of Nouwen's life and its impact on millions. This innovative new life will remind readers why they loved Nouwen's books years ago and provide a welcome guide to his spirituality, introducing one of the most important Catholics of the second half of the 20th century to a new generation of seekers.

Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities

Highlights the tension-filled nature of our journey and shows us, via Nouwen¿s example, how we too can navigate our way through it in a transformative way.

Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities

Highlights the tension-filled nature of our journey and shows us, via Nouwen¿s example, how we too can navigate our way through it in a transformative way.

Remembering Henri

"Ten years after his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen remains one of the most popular and influential spiritual writers of our time. What accounted for his strong personal impact on so many people?

Remembering Henri

"Ten years after his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen remains one of the most popular and influential spiritual writers of our time. What accounted for his strong personal impact on so many people? The memories, anecdotes, and reflections collected here, all by people who knew and worked with him, shed light on the meaning of Nouwen's life, the diverse facets of his complex personality, and the nature of his enduring legacy. Contributors include Carolyn Whitney-Brown, Michael O'Laughlin, Michael Christensen, John Dear, Jim Forest, Chris Glaser, Robert Ellsberg, and Michael Ford, reflecting on Nouwen's relation to such themes as friendship, compassion, the Eucharist, community, peacemaking, spiritual direction, prayer, and sexuality."--Publisher's website.

Henri Nouwen and the Return of the Prodigal Son

"Earnshaw provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen's writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas"--

Henri Nouwen and the Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is Henri Nouwen's most popular book, selling seven million copies since its publication in 1992. What accounts for its ongoing popularity as a spiritual classic? Drawing from extensive research in Nouwen's archives, author and Chief Archivist for the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, Gabrielle Earnshaw, provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen's writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas. Earnshaw examines Nouwen's intellectual formation as well as the impact of his family and friends on the shape of the book. Letters, many published here for the first time, give us a privileged look at Henri's world during the nine years he took to complete the book. Earnshaw considers how it compares to other books published at the same time to place the work and its author in a historical, cultural and religious/spiritual context. Finally, she explores how Nouwen himself was changed by the book and why twenty-three later it continues to touch the hearts and minds of 21st century readers.

Walking with Henri Nouwen

Henri. Nouwen. Summertime again. I've decided to follow the plan I used last
summer and keep ajournal. I'm spending the summer with Henri Nouwen
because I've chosen the fall of 2001 for my first Thomas Merton/Nouwen Retreat.
Without ...

Walking with Henri Nouwen

Written in journal form as a preparation for a retreat on Henri Nouwen, one of the most revered spiritual writers and guides of our time, this engaging book examines themes of brokenness transcended and integrated into Christian wholeness. Waldron takes full measure of Nouwen's often conflicted personal nature--struggles with loneliness, rejection, depression and sexuality--and professional--from brilliant tenure as a pastoral psychologist at Yale, Harvard and Notre Dame, to his call to personal ministry to the profoundly mentally and physically disabled at L'Arche Daybreak in Canada. He augments it with in-depth accounts of Nouwen's literary works, his interest in painting, iconography, music, and clowning. The result is this poignant, multifaceted work that resounds in its chief conceit--the "walk" or journey toward wholeness is achieved through the balm of healing that we receive when we follow Jesus' example and take on the crosses of the broken and weak. Students and scholars of art, literature, psychology, and religion, followers of Nouwen, retreatants, and the general public, will find this work compelling.

Henri Nouwen

It was written by Jurjen Beumer who spent a decade studying Nouwen and writing this book.i

Henri Nouwen

This authorized biography of Henri Nouwen, one of the most renowned spiritual guides of our time, traces Nouwen's life from birth in Holland to his burial in Toronto. It was written by Jurjen Beumer who spent a decade studying Nouwen and writing this book.i

Following Jesus

These newly published lectures offer fresh and timely insights amid the familiar cadences of Nouwen’s prose, written from a place of deep anxiety but even deeper hope.’ John Inazu, Professor of Political Science, Washington University ...

Following Jesus

FOREWORD BY RICHARD ROHR At one of the lowest points in his life, Henri Nouwen gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawing on those talks, this new book reveals the deep turmoil and sometimes chaotic inner life of a man who has become an icon of compassion and vulnerability – for Christians and non-Christians alike. Nouwen writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. He explains why, with so many choices available to twenty-first-century seekers, the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is rediscovering Jesus’ teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, discerning, practicable habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith. ‘Timeless wisdom for life from one of the great spiritual masters of our age.’ James Martin ‘Few writers have influenced me more than Henri Nouwen. These newly published lectures offer fresh and timely insights amid the familiar cadences of Nouwen’s prose, written from a place of deep anxiety but even deeper hope.’ John Inazu, Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, author of Confident Pluralism ‘For Christians interested in Nouwen, this collection of his writings will serve as a fine introduction.’ Publishers Weekly