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God's Beloved : A Spiritual Biography of Henri Nouwen - Michael C. O'Laughlin

God's Beloved

A Spiritual Biography of Henri Nouwen

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2004
ISBN: 9781570755613
Number Of Pages: 197

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Henri Nouwen, who died in 1996, was one of the most popular spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Nouwen's vision, so full of light, continues to attract readers around the world. But who was he, really? What were the qualities that made him unique? How were the themes in his writings on intimacy, community, brokenness, and friendship with Jesus related to the paradoxical struggles of his own life?

Michael O'Laughlin, Nouwen's friend and student, leads us to a deeper understanding of Nouwen's message and his place in Christian spirituality. By illuminating Nouwen's origins, psychology, approach to theology, art, prayer, Jesus, and the Eucharist, O'Laughlin gives new shape to Nouwen's legacy, and makes one of the spiritual giants of our time more available.

"By sharing his own struggles, he mentored us all, helping us to pray while not knowing how to pray, to rest while feeling restless, to be at peace while tempted, to feel safe while still anxious, to be surrounded by a cloud of light while still in darkness, and to love while still in doubt."

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Origins and Early Influencesp. 19
The Psychology of Henri Nouwenp. 57
An Artist, Not a Scribep. 86
Eating and Drinking in the House of Godp. 110
Jesus at the Centerp. 127
Spirituality and Prayerp. 161
Conclusionp. 185
Notesp. 188
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ISBN: 9781570755613
ISBN-10: 1570755612
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 3rd September 2004
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.27