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The Inner Voice of Love

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This is Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was  written during the most difficult period of his life, when he suddenly lost his self-esteem,  his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. Although he experienced excruciating anguish and despair, he was still able to keep a journal in which he wrote a spiritual imperative to himself each day ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 19th 1999 by Image (first published 1996)
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طبعاً من حقكم كل الحق كناشرين للكتاب بعدم السماح أو عدم الموافقة لوجود الكتاب على الانترنت
لكن هو بمجرد نزول الكتاب على أى موقع .. كل المواقع بتاخد الكتاب وتنزله بلينكات جديدة وهكذا إلى أن يصبح من الصعب إلغاء وجود الكتاب من على الانترنت
الكتير من المواقع ديه هدفها خدمة الناس بتوفير الكتب ديه ومعتقدش إن ليهم ربح من توفير لينك الكتاب
فبما انكم انتم موقع هدفه الخدمة ومؤسسة لخدمة المشورة .. فنشر الكتاب بين الناس على الانترنت يفيد الناس ولا يقدم أى ضرر .. فهي أيضاً تعتبر خدمة
مرة أخرى أكرر أن لكم حقوق الملكية الفكرية للكتاب ومن حقكم طلب حذفه من المواقع
لكن أتمنى منكم كمؤسسة خدمية أن تقوموا بإتاحة الكتب الخاصة بكم على الانترنت لأنها تسمح بعدد أكبر للناس بقرائتها والاستفادة منها

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Brad Syverson
Oct 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is a book to be read and absorbed in small doses. It is a deeply personal and very honest book written during a time of great pain. But it is a hopeful book. It's as though Nouwen is writing to himself from place of hope. My sense is that, through effective advice and sheer force of will, Nouwen imagined a place of hope from which he could write to himself sitting in despair. From this imagined place, Nouwen looks back and sees a path to wholeness, a path to an existential, a real place of ...more
Maria Abd almasseh
كتاب من اروع ما قرأت ، بكلمات محددة و و قويةو رقيقة يدخل الى اعماق اعماقك و يتسرب بهدوء الى المناطق المظلمة فى حياتك ، التى طالما اخفيتها عن الجميع حتى عن نفسك !
خلاصة تجربة رائعة لحياة من الالام الوحدة و الفراق ، الالام الرفض و الترك و الهجر ، و اختبار بركات اعظم و حياة اقوى بجذور مبنية على ارض صلبة لن تهتز غدا و لا بعد مائة عام
من افضل الاعمال بل يعد الافضل فى مجال شفاء النفس و الجروح القديمة
Nermine Hosni
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
يجب عليك الانتقال تدريجياً من البكتء خارجياً والصراخ لي الناس الذين تظن ان بإمكانهم ان يسددوا احتياجاتك ، الي الصراخ داخلياً الي الموضع الذي فيه يمكنك ان تري نفسك محمولاً ومسنوداً من الله

فأنت تعطي كل ما يسأله الناس منك وحين يسألون المزيد فأنك تعطي المزيد حتي تجد مفسك مستهلكاً ومستغلاً ومستنفذاً فلن تستطيع ابداً ان تعترف وتحترم وتقدر ايضاً حدود الآخرين قبل ان تتمكن من ان تضع حدودك الشخصية اولاً

انت تشكو من انك تجد صعوبة في ان تصلي وان تختبر حب يسوع ولكن يسوع يسكن في اعماق ذاتك الخائفة التي لم تش
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Pishowi
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
الكتاب الأول و الوحيد بالنسبة إليّ في مواجهة الألم. الكتاب خبرة شخصية للأب هنري نووين أو بالأحرى مجموعة خبرات عن الألم وعن الحب والصداقة والعلاقة مع الله. متنوّع وغني. كنت أبحث عن إجابات لما أجد لها ردود ووجدت محاولة الإجابة نابع من خبرة الأب نووين الشخصية.

Emily
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, nonfiction, religion
I've been meaning for some time to read Henri Nouwen, a Christian writer I've always associated with profound spirituality, intelligence and wisdom. This book might have been a weird one to start with, but it does make me want to read more of his work. It's a journal he kept during one of the lowest periods of his life.

"Within me there was one long scream coming from a place I didn't know existed, a place full of demons."


It was written for his eyes only, short entries he calls "spiritual imper
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Carol nabil
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بالنسبة لي كان كتاب حي تفاعلي ملهم !
قريته علي فترة طويلة جداً وفي ظروف نفسية متباينة ..
في بدايته كان ممل وغير ومفهوم، لكن بعد كدة كانت كل مقالة بترد علي فكرة بتراوضني بشكل مخيف في بعض الاحيان !

a book to remember !
Youstina Talaat
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"الله وحده هو فقط من يستطيع ان يسكن هذا المكان العميق بداخلك.."
كتاب رائع ،عميق جداا وبيوصل لاعماقك بطريقه سهلة،تفكير مختلف ،مقنع ومعاش،وبيعبر عن النفس البشرية واحتياجاتها العميقة من خلال تجارب حقيقية
..يستحق القراية جدااا
Marina Hatem
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اوعي تقرا الكتاب دا إلا لو انتَ في الم عميق..
لو قريته وانتَ في حالتك الطبيعية غالباً هتعتربه كتاب عادي زي اي كتاب مشورة..
لكن لو كنت بتتألم فعلاً.. دا انسب كتاب ممكن تقراه.. هتحس كل كلمة حرفياً.. هتقف لثانية كدة وتشك في انك انتَ اللي كاتب الكلام دا مش هنري نووين من كُتر ما هو بيوصف كل آنة حسيت بيها بسبب اي وجع..
الكتاب مش تقليدي ابداً.. بيتكلم عن الألم اه.. لكن مش بيوجهك توجيه سطحي نحو الشفاء.. لأ هو توجيهه عميق لابعد مدي..
انا كان كافي بالنسبة لي احساسي وانا بقراه وانا عنيا بتدمع ان حد حس قبل كدة
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Sarah M.  Adly
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
سوف يرحب الآلاف من محبي هنري نووين بهذا الكتاب ترحاب خاص، فهو يضم جميع خواطره التي تم نشرها بموقعنا دورياً في باب "خواطر وأفكار". وأخيراً أصبح بين يدنا الآن. وسوف يقوم مكتب الخدمة، من وقت لآخر، بعقد حلقة مناقشة ومشاركة حول هذا الكتاب لطرح وتبادل الأفكار والمشاعر التي يثيرها نووين بداخلنا من خلال خواطره الفريدة هذه. وتعقد أول حلقة مع بداية الشهر المقبل (يوليو 2009) اضغط هنا للتفاصيل
تـُعد كتابات الأب الراحل هنري نووين (1932- 1996) من أكثر الكتابات التأمُّليّة المُعاصرة عُمقاً ونفاذاً لما تتميّز به
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Nermine Hosni
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
يجب عليك الانتقال تدريجياً من البكتء خارجياً والصراخ لي الناس الذين تظن ان بإمكانهم ان يسددوا احتياجاتك ، الي الصراخ داخلياً الي الموضع الذي فيه يمكنك ان تري نفسك محمولاً ومسنوداً من الله

فأنت تعطي كل ما يسأله الناس منك وحين يسألون المزيد فأنك تعطي المزيد حتي تجد مفسك مستهلكاً ومستغلاً ومستنفذاً فلن تستطيع ابداً ان تعترف وتحترم وتقدر ايضاً حدود الآخرين قبل ان تتمكن من ان تضع حدودك الشخصية اولاً

انت تشكو من انك تجد صعوبة في ان تصلي وان تختبر حب يسوع ولكن يسوع يسكن في اعماق ذاتك الخائفة التي لم تش
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Belinda
Oct 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
Tainted. My point of view is too tainted to look at this work objectively, and anyone who reads my review of this book should know that.

My reaction to this book was deeply personal and disturbing. This book is a compilation of Nouwen's journal entries over a series of months when he felt great dispair and angst. His colleagues felt the journal would serve as a great instructional tool for others, and hence this little book was born.

However, drawing from my personal experience, I could clearly he
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Wade
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-living
These are selections from a journal that Henri Nouwen wrote when he was in the midst of a very dark season in his life. He writes in the second person singular, saying things like, “You are called to live out of a new place, beyond your emotions, passions, and feelings. As long as you live amid your emotions, passions, and feelings, you will continue to experience loneliness, jealousy, anger, resentment, and even rage, because those are the most obvious responses to rejection and abandonment.” W ...more
Jonathan
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: all
Imagine that a priest, writer, and professor with great spiritual wisdom underwent a spiritual collapse. What would he tell himself in these “dark nights of the soul”? What kind of wisdom would he apply to his own life after fifty years of theoretical and practical investigation of his relationship with God? When at the edge of despair, what would he remember the most?

Henri Nouwen’s personal spiritual journal of the most difficult period of his life reads just like that – these are deeply person
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Evan Hays
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: devotional
What an excellent book. Nouwen has really been through it, and so you trust him as you helps guide you through your troubles. There were so many excellent and deep insights in this book. It took me a while to get through, but that is because it is a series of devotionals meant to be read slowly and steadily. I can see a lot of growth in my life in the last year, and this book is a significant part of that.

This is one of the best books that you will find that contributes a true Christ centered vi
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Shady Magdy
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب عميق جدا و الكاتب قدر يوصل في الكتاب ده لحاجات صعب جدا حد يقدر يوصلها و يعبر عنها بالأسلوب ده
الكتاب بيتكلم عن الجوانب النفسية في الألم او الضيق بشكل عام
الكتاب بيكسفك قدام نفسك .. بيكشفلك كل حاجة جوه نفسك و بيكلمك عن كل حاجة بتفكر فيها او بتحس بيها
الكاتب ممكن يكون صادم لناس كتير بشكل كبير جدا .. الكلام مش بسيط و الكلام ماينفعش يتقري بسرعة كده و خلاص
في كلام كتير هاتحس انه بيخبطك و انت بتقراه .. هاتحس انه بيكشفلك نفسك بشكل انت ماكنتش تعرف تعمله مع نفسك

الكتاب تقيل جدا و ماينفعش يتقري مرة واح
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Youanna Nabil
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
أول مرة الاقي نفسي بقوة كده في كتاب ... ماعتقدش ان في اي جزء في الكتاب مقدرش يلمس اجزاء من قلبي و من ذاتي .. الكتاب كله مكتوب بصدق و عمق كاملين مأخوذين من تجربة حقيقية .. و كم الألم المنساب بين السطور بيخلق علاقة حميمة بين الكاتب المتألم المشفي و القاريء المتألم اللي بيدور علي طريق الشفاء .... :)))))

papasteve
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I used this book for a study during Lent with a small group. The book is a journal Nouwen kept during a particularly troubling time in his life, when he asked himself some deep questions about who he was and why he was not at peace with himself. My small group was also looking at the discipline of journaling as we read this particular journal. Some good conversation came out of our group as we read through Nouwen's journal. It forced us to decide if we were going to be as self-revealing as Nouwe ...more
Roufeail Maged
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب رائع بكل المقاييس .... تجربة هنرى نويين مع الالم عميقة جدا و تحس انه بيخترقك بكلامه مع تقديم الحلول من وجهة نظره كتاب رائع لكل واحد بيمر بتجربة اكتئاب اللى هو اى حد فينا فى فترة من الفترات :D
Nate Perrin
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
A phenomenal book. Seriously.
Kerolos Maged
SO REAL , Too deep , beautiful ,Touching and obviously can be a life changing (experience / book) ! 💕
Mark
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
A collection of private journal entries by an openly gay but celibate priest, The Inner Voice of Love is a meditation on accepting the kinds of love that are available when the love you want is not available. Because the author was a priest, many of the meditations specifically address accepting divine love, not as a metaphor but as a real, personal gift from an ever-present deity, so I personally had to translate a lot of the concepts into metaphors; but even so, these meditations create a spac ...more
Berni Phillips
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: religious
I had resisted doing the Goodreads challenge because I read stuff like this which is of no interest to my friends. But I read it so I'll count it. It's been my bedside reading for a while.

This is a book of short (1 to 3 pages) meditations by Nouwen when he was experiencing a dark time in his spiritual life. They are easy to identify with and uplifting to read, especially knowing that he came out of this stronger.

Br. Bill Bolts, S.M., introduced me to Nouwen's writings when he was the adult faith
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Melody Shores
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Healing, hopeful

This book is excellent for anyone who is going through the pain of rejection, abandonment, self-doubt or feelings of worthlessness. You do not need to be Christian to recognize Nouwen's universal truths. Every small chapter, or "spiritual imperative" is a gem, worth highlighting in its entirety. I read this book once through, and then went back through slowly to highlight particularly helpful passages. Now I am eager to retreat for awhile, to do the solitary work I must do to bec
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Erika Castiglione
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book begins with a warning not to read too many of these spiritual imperatives at once and I think that is good advice. There is so much to contemplate with each entry in Nouwen's secret journal. I especially liked "Control Your Own Drawbridge" and "Own Your Pain." I found myself feeling sad for Nouwen as I read, though (even though I knew the purpose of the book was for the reader to reflect on him/herself as opposed to viewing it as a memoir). I took some comfort in the hope that he is no ...more
Rick Davis
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one book read that I would recommend to any Christians who are recovering from depression and trying to piece their lives back together. There are moments of theological wonkiness, sure, but Nouwen's meditations get at the heart of the fear, insecurity, and neediness that people who are depressed struggle with. More importantly, he points them to Christ who is the only one who can fulfill all their needs, and shows practical ways to find belonging as a child of God without expecting more ...more
Adam Lorenz
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'Do not read too many of these spiritual imperatives at once! They were written over a long period of time and need to be read that way...

Too much salt might spoil it, but a little at a time can make it tasty!'

I took Nouwen's suggestion to heart - never rushing. It was worth it. For the discouraged or those of us who often sense a distance from God, Nouwen's words continually reminded me that I am not alone.
Linda
Dec 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is Henri Nouwen's journal that takes us through his own personal journey with depression. He was encouraged to publish it so others could see that the master too was human. An important work, especially for us novices. When you are struggling with your own path, it is good to see that those who continued on had struggles to. I give this volume to all I work with who are new on the journey.
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أمر جميل محاولة نشر الكتب وتوفيرها للآخرين عبر الإنترنت. ولكننا كناشرين لهذا الكتاب، لم يستأذننا أحد في نشره عبر الإنترنت، ونحن لا نوافق على نشره عبر الإنترنت الآن. لذا نرجو ممن نشره تدارك الأمر وحذفه.
خدمة المشورة والنضج المسيحي
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Tom
Jan 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
As I said in another review, this book had a powerful impact on me in conjunction with Brennan Manning's Ruthless Trust.
I have profited from all Nouwen's books, but this and The Return of the Prodigal have been the most important.
Sarah M.  Adly
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من أجمل ما قريت دي كدة المرة التالتة و كل مرة بحس بيه أكتر ...بيتلامس مع ألمي و كأنه جزء أو سند لي في طريق...بيوصف اللي مش بعرف أقوله شكرا يا هنري نووين علي كل حاجة عملتها في حياتي بكتاباتك...مفيش كتاب أروع منه
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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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