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Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader

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Featuring passages from more than 20 of Nouwen's classic books, as well as previously published material, this "portable Nouwen", explores the major themes and writings that comprise the essence of this man's great life and work. Includes a biographical portrait of Nouwen, highlighting the events that shaped his life.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 1990 by Bantam (first published 1989)
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This book probably deserves more stars than this, but I don't remember it that well, just some very deserving parts I read following a major surgery. It was a gift from a friend, and I will read it again and never hesitate to recommend it to others.
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some of the most amazing and profound excerpts from henri nouwen's writings. it messed me up in a good way.
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I think this would be best after reading most of his other works (except Sabbatical Journey, which should probably be last).
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A great intro to Nouwen's works, taking pieces of the best and putting them together in a cohesive puzzle.
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Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (Nouen), (1932–1996) was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life.

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
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“Writing about the spiritual life is like making prints from negatives...Often it is the dark forest that makes us speak about the open field. Frequently prison makes us think about freedom, hunger helps us to appreciate food, and war gives us words for peace. Not seldom are our vision of the future born out of the sufferings of the present and our hope for others out of our own despair. Only few "happy endings" make us happy but often someone's careful ad honest articulation of the ambiguities, uncertainties, and painful conditions of life gives us new hope. The paradox is indeed that new life is born out of the pains of the old.” 13 likes
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