Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith: An Experience
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Stories, readings, and questions for personal reflection are featured in this work from a beloved author on how to live a deep spiritual life in communion with others.
From Publishers Weekly
It's a little jarring to see a new book from an author who's been dead for 10 years. Yet these clearly are the words and teachings of Nouwen, prepared by two people close to him when he was alive (Rebecca Laird and Michael Christensen). Much like Nouwen's Making All Things New, this is by a spiritual master for everyday people longing to be closer to God. It is not about how to become a spiritual friend, mentor or director, but focuses on ways individuals can find their spiritual direction in the broadest possible sense. Although there is an essay on what a spiritual director does, there is much more about how to pray, practice solitude and overcome the fears that keep us from knowing ourselves as God's beloved. Many Christians who struggle with the image of a punishing God will appreciate the section on becoming attentive to and working with our image of God. Following each chapter there is a recommended spiritual practice and questions to ponder. This is a brilliant addition to Nouwen's canon of work as a writer and will enrich both longtime Nouwen fans and newcomers to his wisdom. (June)
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- Binding: Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne; 0 edition (2013-06-25)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060872748
- ISBN-139: 9780060872748
- Physical Info: 2.79 cms H x 21.34 cms L x 14.22 cms W (0.34 kgs)
- Price: Subject to changes and revisions