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Finding My Way Home

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Henri Nouwen became one of the most inspiring spiritual guides of the 20th century. Culled from a life of intense seeking, these profound meditations on living, waiting, power, peace, and dying offer important insights that will inspire all who dare to travel a spiritual path.
Published October 1st 2001 by Darton Longman and Todd (first published April 25th 2001)
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I've had this book for probably five years. I tried to read it at least twice, probably more. I just couldn't stay with it. And I've read Henri Nouwen and loved his books. Well we were leaving for a trip and I was looking for a couple books to take along. I didn't choose this book but apparently it was my time to read this one. When we reached our destination Finding My Way Home was in my bag. Honestly, I did not mean to bring it along. So, okay, I decided give it another chance. This time it sp ...more
This is a book I will need to ponder for a while. It's a collection of four short essays by Henri Nouwen. Nouwen spent the last decade of his life living in a community of mentally and pysically challenged people in Canada and writes about that experience, among others, in this book. His notion of fruitfulness in the spiritual life is challenging but also seems so utterly right. It is difficult to try to "rate" an account as personal as this one. I was moved by the book and am likely to remember ...more
Hope Squires
Lovely! Especially the final section: "The Path of Living and Dying"
Cindy Hindman
Very good and he most definitely knows how to bring you to Christ. Funny thing it spoke so deeply to me as I am moving down the pathway of Christian life. This man was definitely someone who was close to God.
A little light on content, and some of the best lines are quotes from others, like: Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of spiritual life. - Simone Weil. However, keep in mind this book was compiled post-mortem, as the compilation of 4 pamphlets. My favorite was the last: The Path of Living and Dying. In particular, I like the treatment of loss: The question is not how to avoid loss or make it not happen, but how to choose it as a passage, as an exodus to a greater freedom.
Lots of insight here; would really give it a 3.75--especially liked the last section.
Michelle Butlig
Wonderful small book that I know I will re-read many times. I love Nouwen's writings, so personal, real and honest. Especially reflected on the last chapter on death and what it means to really live and continue to live in the lives of people after dying.
This was a great book. I think this is the first Nouwen's book that i read cover to cover. TWICE. I like his perspective on life and death, and makes me think about living differently.
What a surprisingly thoughtful little find. If you take time to read slowly and let it stew, I believe the four little essays provide some really special insights.
Peyton Herrington
Good reflections, and a rather short read. I basically read the book between 5 subway rides. It wasn't too heavy, but still retained a great deal of insight.
Easy read. Four essays reminding us we are God's beloved. The idea of fruitfulness as in doing so others may benefit, how wonderful.
I always learn something from Nouwen's writing. He writes humbly and is not afraid to share a lot of himself.
wat you can learn from this book is that there are some ppl you really will need in the long run of life
a gift from my husband - seems appropriate for where we are at these days.

Always something to savor in Nouwen.
The last chapter was especially helpful.
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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.

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