The Living Reminder: Service and Prayer in Memory of Jesus Christ
In this rich and deceptively simple book, beloved writer Henri Nouwen speaks—from the heart and from his own experience—of the joys and challenges of religious service. He shows how ministry cannot be separated from spirituality and reveals how anyone involved in religiously motivated service can act as a healing, sustaining, an...more
Nouwen divides his book into three responsibilities that the minister is called to fulfill: healing, sustaining, and guiding Jesus' flock. He roots much of his instruction in the power of memory, and touches on such tangible aspects o ...more
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I have always appreciated Nouwen's writing, and Wounded Healer is a well-known classic. THIS book is a great companion to that and should be mandatory in preparatory education for faith leaders.
While this is, or can be, quite a fast read, it is something that requires more attentiveness and reflection. I will be revisiting this often, I think, and keeping some type of ...more
-Amos Smith (author of Healing The Divide: Recovering Christianity's Mystic Roots)
I've read this before and try to re-visit it every 2 or 3 years.
Some of this was not as good as "The Life of the Beloved" or "The Return of the Prodigal Son," but there were compelling nuggets throughout.
Nouwen's books are widely read today by Protestants and Catholics alike. The Wounded Healer, In the Name of Jesus, Clowning in Rome, The Life of the Beloved, and The Way of the Heart are just a few of the more widely recognized titles. After nearly two decades of ...more