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Publication Date: 1 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 192
Author: Henri Nouwen
ISBN-13: 9780281064229

Spiritual Direction

Wisdom For The Long Walk Of Faith
By Henri Nouwen
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ISBN-13
9780281064229
£12.99
Summary
Henri Nouwen, beloved author, priest and world-famous counsellor and guide, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation, that is deepened by accountability, community and relationships. Though he counselled many people during his lifetime, his principles of spiritual direction were never written down. Now two of his longtime students, Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird, have taken his famous course in spiritual direction and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to create a definitive work on Nouwen’s thoughts about the Christian life.

‘Everyone who knew Henri Nouwen knew that his spirit was too large, too life-giving to be defeated by death. This book is proof positive that his spirit lives on, offering many who never met Henri a chance to meet him now.’
Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness

‘Along with rich storytelling and moments of sharp insight, Nouwen offers a structured and highly disciplined approach to spiritual direction, not so much anchored in method as in meditation and surrender . . . Nouwen’s gift is to shatter the barriers between God and ourselves, inviting us to come home again like prodigals.’
America Magazine

‘. . . a brilliant addition to Nouwen;s canon of work as a writer and will enrich both long-time Nouwen fans and newcomers to his wisdom.’
Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of With Open Hands, Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other bestsellers. He was the senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where mentally disabled men and women and their assistants create a home together.
Press Reviews

Along with rich storytelling and moments of sharp insight, Nouwen offers a structured and highly disciplined approach to spiritual direction, not so much anchored in method as in meditation and surrender . . . Nouwen’s gift is to shatter the barriers between God and ourselves, inviting us to come home again like prodigals.

- America Magazine

Everyone who knew Henri Nouwen knew that his spirit was too large, too life-giving to be defeated by death. This book is proof positive that his spirit lives on, offering many who never met Henri a chance to meet him now.

- Parker J. Palmer

. . . a brilliant addition to Nouwen;s canon of work as a writer and will enrich both long-time Nouwen fans and newcomers to his wisdom.

- Publishers Weekly

This book demystifies spiritual direction reminding us that it has been part of the history of the church for generations . . . [it] challenges us to look for God in the everyday and make connections with the Bible narrative in the hope that “we are able to recognise the Lord’s footprints and know the divine presence in every part of our lives”.

- Elizabeth Clark

Read this book and you will understand why I chose Henri Nouwen as a companion on my own spiritual journey.

- Bill Moyers

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