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Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by [Henri J. M. Nouwen]
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"All I want to say to you is, 'You are the Beloved, ' and all I hope is that you can hear these words as spoken to you with all the tenderness and force that love can hold. My only desire is to make these words reverberate in every corner of your being - 'You are the Beloved.'" This personal witness to a God who calls us the Beloved is the fruit of a long friendship between journalist-writer Fred Bratman and Henri Nouwen. Henri is trying to respond to Fred's concern to live a spiritual life in the midst of a very secular world. A remarkable aspect of this book is that while Henri writes to a personal friend, he in fact found a language that speaks clearly and convincingly to all who search for the Spirit of God in the world. Here is a ringing affirmation that everyone is loved by God and can enjoy "the life of the beloved". It reveals the wonders of the spiritual journey and renews the fire of faith. --This text refers to the audio_download edition.

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"A beautiful and sensitive book that reaches out to the believer." -- Church and Synagogue Library Association

"Anyone who is searching for the Spirit of God in the world today will benefit from reading it." -- Horizons

"For those unfamiliar with his work, this volume is a wonderful place to begin. Another significant achievement." -- Circuit Rider

"Gentle and searching. This Crossroad book is a spiritual primer for anyone seeking God." -- The Other Side --This text refers to the audio_download edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B011H5ISKA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crossroad; 1st edition (November 1, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 1, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 536 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 161 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Henri Nouwen was born in Holland in 1932 and ordained a Catholic priest in 1957. He obtained his doctorandus in psychology from Nijmegen University in The Netherlands and taught at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard. He experienced the monastic life with Trappist monks at the Abbey of the Genesee, lived among the poor in Latin America with the Maryknoll missioners, and was interested and active in numerous causes related to social justice. After a lifetime of seeking, Henri Nouwen finally found his home in Canada, as pastor of L'Arche Daybreak - where people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers live together in community.

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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