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Laird, one of Nouwen's editors, have taken his famous course in spiritual formation and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to create the definitive series on Nouwen's thoughts on the Christian life.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 ques-tions 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, a visual meditation, to help guide and focus prayer, this volume reveals Nouwen's profound wisdom on how to move from sorrow to joy, resentment to gratitude, fear to love, and how to live there in the center—the place where God dwells.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This book is comforting, helpful and accurate psychologically and theologically.
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I love Nouwen and this highlights some of his teachings. Another great dead author is Dom Hubert van Zeller (1905–1984). Is this my favorite Nouwen book? No but it is good.Published 4 months ago by Mary
This book reflects a lot of truth about the human/spiritual experience. The exercises were particularly useful in helping me actualize some of the wisdom that I gleaned from this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dr. Laura M. Harrison
Excellent work by Henri. Great reflections on life as we grow older.Published 6 months ago by Joseph J. Zingaro
Very insightful and very much worth retaining and picking up from time to time and read a section for meditationPublished 9 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 10 months ago by Richard Arthur
Liked the book particularly because it did a great job on its subject matter. The way he talked about the Spirit gave depth to the 3rd person of the Trinity. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rodney L. Graves