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Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life Paperback – April 16, 2004
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Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on spirituality and the spiritual life that have sold millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages. His vision of spirituality was broad and inclusive, and his compassion embraced all of humankind.
He died in 1996. His work and his spirit live on.
Henri Nouwen pronounced his name "Henry Now-en." For more information on his life and work, please visit www.henrinouwen.org .
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I am an older (64) counseling/industrial/ organizational psychologist and currently specialize is exceutive coaching. Books like this help me create and sustain the most fulfilling work I have ever done.
The book is simply three short mediations on solitude, action and community. I have read it many times, given it to my children and family, and highly recommend it to all who need to pause in the midst of life to focus on what their life is all about. I will use it this year at a retreat for men in April.
A few other books I currently recommend to clients and friends along with Out of Solitude are: Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer; The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle; and Stopping by David Kundtz.
Nouwen was a gifted priest, healer, and shining light of faith, hope and love in a time of confusing worldwide transitions. He will be missed and he left a great legacy.
I've read it 20 or more times in the last year. It's an easy read...30 minutes to read the whole book. I have bought if for friends of mine who are in ministry and friends who are looking for a closer relationship with the Savior. Words can't give this book justice. Tremendous book from a guy who knows and loves Christ.
It is a great book. This little book slowly, bit by bit, through 3 meditations on Christ, directs my mind from the "secular world" to Christ. It draws me to silence, to face myself, to God, and to caring for others and hope for the future.
It takes me to a journey and after that, I am filled with constance and strength.
Henri also shows people how to be glad by applying the example of jesus to your life. Also, to deal with the challenges which God applies for you, only to make youself stronger.
I find it amazing that he could put all this very enlighting material into this very short read. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about life. To various people who want to find the ticket to extreme happiness, this book is for you!
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Henri J. M. Nouwen draws from the teachings of Jesus taken from the Gospels for the three meditations on the Christian Life in his book “Out of Solitude. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard R. Blake
One of my all-time Nouwen-favorites, about how better to understand the practices of solitude, care and expectation.Published 8 months ago by Joe Freeman
It is a great book. exactly what I expected and more. Would recommend to anyone.Published 8 months ago by Toni C Santulli
It's one thing to say thanks; it's a very different thing to BE thankful. This book helps the reader leap across a similar gap: the gap between saying "I believe," and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jim Weller
Wonderful meditation on the value of time spent in quiet contemplation....and our own individual value in just being.Published 10 months ago by Sue