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Henri Nouwen: Writings Selected with an Introduction (Modern Spirituality)

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Essential writings of the beloved spiritual writer plus a moving biographical essay by the editor, a friend and colleague. ""Touching, inspirational, thought-provoking.""--Senator Mark O. Hatfield
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Orbis Books (first published June 1988)
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Feb 27, 2008 Alice rated it liked it
This author was recommended by a pastor I respect. I tried really hard but could not get into most of the collection of readings. I did enjoy the biographical preface.

Having read this book at the same time as a Mother Theresa book, I noted a similarity between the philosophies of Nouwen and Mother Theresa. It seems to me that Mother Theresa is a doer of gread deeds who happened to write. Nouwen is a writer who happened do great deeds.
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Jun 05, 2016 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it really liked it
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(Side note: Don’t let the chapter called “an introduction” fool you. It’s sixty solid pages of introduction about Henri Nouwen, and it puts all of what follows into context. Don’t skip it.)

Henri Nouwen was a mystic, a dreamer, a Catholic priest, a man who spent the last years of his life working with special needs people. He was brilliant and real, questioning and thoughtful, deep and authentic.

This is a little sampler of his writings. It may intriguing you enough to seek out more of his work.
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Mar 23, 2012 Susan Eisenberg rated it it was amazing
The late Henri Nouwen was a priest, spiritual adviser and writer, and genuine Christian activist who spread the love of God wherever he went. This paperback offers an excellent sample of his theological writing, as well as a brilliant introduction by his colleague, Robert Jonas. I found this book to be inspiring and illuminating.
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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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