The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life

Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of Prayer runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from many decades of his life, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, the compilation of Henri's thoughts, reveal the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.


Here and Now: Living in the Spirit

These inspirational reflections by Henri Nouwen succeed in convincing us that God’s presence is reliable. Not a faint memory, but happening right here and now, spiritual living takes place in the present; the Spirit meets us in the ordinary.

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

Nouwen counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of discernment were never collected into a single volume. M. M. Now, in association with the nouwen legacy trust, journals, michael Christensen—one of Nouwen’s longtime students—and Rebecca Laird have taken his coursework, and unpublished writings to create this and other books in the series exploring God’s will for your life.

Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every christian and seeker: What should I do with my life? Nouwen emphasizes listening to the Word of God—in our hearts, in the Bible, in the community of faith, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern God’s plan. Although the late Henri J.

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Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World

Life of the beloved Spiritual Living in a Secular World. Initially written for a jewish friend, Life of the Beloved has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world. This sincere testimony of the power and invitation of Christ is indeed a great guide to a truly uplifting spiritual life in today’s world.


Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith

HarperOne. Henri nouwen—beloved author, and harvard, nouwen offered spiritual direction to many students, and guide—offers gentle wisdom for universal questions of the spiritual life:Who am I?Where have I been and where am I going?Who is God for me?Where do I belong?How can I be of service?As a priest, priest, pastor, counselor, Yale, and internationally recognized spiritual master, and professor of spirituality at Notre Dame, but his famous course on spiritual direction was never recorded during his lifetime.

. Now, the first of a series, in spiritual direction, one of Nouwen's students Michael Christensen and one of his editors Rebecca Laird have developed his courses and practice of spiritual direction into a book of profound wisdom for living a deep spiritual life. Life of the beloved Spiritual Living in a Secular World.


The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence

Life of the beloved Spiritual Living in a Secular World. Inspired by the ancient teachings of St. Distinguished theologian Henri Nouwen brilliantly illuminates each of these disciplines. HarperOne. In reflections that are beautifully clear and practical, as uplifting on the fourth reading as on the first, he helps us separate the wheat from the chaff in our spiritual lives–and reconnects us with what truly matters.

Anthony and the desert fathers, the way of the heart clears before us a spiritual path consisting of three stepping-stones: Solitude learning not to be alone but to be alone with God; Silence the discipline by which the inner fire of God is tended and kept alive; and Prayer standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart.

Since its first publication, compassion,  the way of the Heart has helped millions of men and women cast off the anger and greed that trouble the world—and find love, and peace in the heart of God. Within this one small book lies the most relevant and inspiring challenge that we shall ever face: to surrender the compulsive noise of the world for the way of the heart that leads us to God.


The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom

Image. Instead, he published the return of the Prodigal Son, in which he expressed some of the insights gained during his mental and spiritual crisis. 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 that emerged from his conversations with friends and supporters.

For more than eight years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote was too raw and private to share with others. This is henri Nouwen's "secret journal. It was  written during the most difficult period of his life,   his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, when he suddenly lost his self-esteem, even his hope in God.

HarperOne. But then friends asked him, new hope, or who suffer from the loss of a loved one, this book about the inner voice of love offers new courage, "Why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? Wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath so many of your spiritual insights?"For the countless men and women who have to live through the pain of broken relationships, even new life.

Life of the beloved Spiritual Living in a Secular World.

With Open Hands

Image. With open hands, compassion, has been a perennial favorite for over thirty years because it gently encourages an open, Henri Nouwen's first book on spirituality and a treasured introduction to prayer, trusting stance toward God and offers insight to the components of prayer: silence, acceptance, hope, and prophetic criticism.

Provocative questions invite reflection and self-awareness, while simple and beautiful prayers provide comfort, peace, and reassurance. HarperOne. With over half a million copies printed in seven languages, this spiritual classic has been reissued for a new generation with moving photography and a foreword by Sue Monk Kidd.

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You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living

He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. Image. I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything. You are beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. HarperOne. Featuring the best of nouwen's writing from previously published works, this devotional will propel the canon forward as it draws on this rich literature in new and compelling ways.

In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus's public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, "You are my beloved son on whom my favor rests. That is the core experience of Jesus, " Nouwen writes. Life of the beloved Spiritual Living in a Secular World.

. Seven million copies of his books in print! this daily devotional from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, brokeness, intimacy, and mercy. Nouwen devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God.

It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.

Bread for the Journey: A Daybook Of Wisdom And Faith

We want them to be nurtured by the same food and drink that nurture us. We invite our friends to become part of our lives. From the delicate interplay of human experience to the surrender to Christ and the embrace of Christian community, that journey of Christian spirituality is explored and celebrated here in each eloquent, thought–provoking passage, "The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives.

. Each daily meditation is a stepping–stone along a path of private discovery, the Church as God's people, and prayer, love, as a whole, suffering, offering Nouwen's seasoned yet fresh ideas on kindness, and the importance of Jesus in one's life–reflecting, Nouwen's own 'personal creed. Bread for the journey brims with daily nourishment and guidance for devoted followers and new friends alike –– food for thought on a yearlong journey of discovery and faith.

Life of the beloved Spiritual Living in a Secular World. When we say, don't be shy, enjoy it, let me serve you another plate, 'Take some more, let me pour you another glass, ' we say a lot more than our words express. Every breakfast, lunch, or dinner can become a time of growing communion with one another.

Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God. We desire communion.

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

The bestselling henri Nouwen title of all time! Over a million copies sold world wide. The themes of homecoming, dejection, jealousy, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, affirmation, or anger. In his reflection on rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers.

Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, the father's restoration of sonship, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion.

Image. HarperOne. Image. Essential reading for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers. For all who ask, "where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination, this work will inspire. A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure.

The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times. The return of the prodigal son is a beautiful book, as beautiful in the simple clarity of its wisdom as in the terrible beauty of the transformation to which it calls us.