Henri Nouwen, the world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community, and relationships. Though he counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of spiritual formation were never written down. Now, Michael Christensen, one of Nouwen's longtime students, and Rebecca Laird have taken his famous course in spiritual formation and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to create the definitive series on Nouwen's thoughts on the Christian life.
The first book in the series, Spiritual Direction, introduced readers to Nouwen's core concepts and how to live the questions of the spiritual life. Now Spiritual Formation reveals Nouwen's sage advice on how to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development. Featuring a unique visio divina to help guide and focus prayer, this volume reveals Nouwen's unparalleled wisdom on how to move from the mind to the heart and live there in the center—the place where God dwells.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Have read so many of Henri's books - this one does not disappoint.
Spiritual Formation is one of three compilations of the thoughts and writings of beloved spiritual master Henri J. M. Nouwen.
The underlying invitation of the book is to descend from the mind to the heart to be shaped by God’s Spirit within.
Very insightful and very much worth retaining and picking up from time to time and read a section for meditationPublished 2 months ago by E A J Holzhaus
This book is so real to I me l wish I had the opportunity to 're it before. My life would've been so different I couldn't put it down at all. It was so good!Published 3 months ago by Richard Arthur
Henri Nouwen's style and openness make reading his insights a true pleasure. He presents spiritual development in a way that includes your entire being and provides perspectives... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Emma Connolly
We used this book for our Lenten study group, and every one loves it and have significantly benefit from this book for their spiritual growth. Highly recommend it! Read morePublished 6 months ago by M633
This book is a wonderful guide to living out one's FAITH IN A REAL AND HONEST WAY. I FELT VERY AFFIRMED.Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth D. Retallack
Please read so as to be informed and helped to be a better person. I believe that a person who is wanting to find a better way for them selves will want to be read.Published 8 months ago by Erin B. Clancy
I want to be LED by the Spirit of God; His Spirit within me is so vital, and I am finding this book a great aid in this journey.Published 9 months ago by Mary Taylor
I am continually impressed by Nowen's insights how our spiritual life affects "real" day-today life. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Spiritual formation is as necessary as physical formation. Merton clearly describes how the spirit guides in this process of healthy formation for the soul;Published 11 months ago by R. L. WINSTON