The Inner Voice Of Love A Journey Through Anguish To Freedom

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The Inner Voice Of Love

Author : Henri Nouwen
ISBN : 0307768775
Genre : Religion
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This is Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was written during the most difficult period of his life, when he suddenly lost his self-esteem, his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. Although he experienced excruciating anguish and despair, he was still able to keep a journal in which he wrote a spiritual imperative to himself each day that emerged from his conversations with friends and supporters. For more than eight years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote was too raw and private to share with others. Instead, he published The Return of the Prodigal Son, in which he expressed some of the insights gained during his mental and spiritual crisis. But then friends asked him, "Why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? Wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath so many of your spiritual insights?" For the countless men and women who have to live through the pain of broken relationships, or who suffer from the loss of a loved one, this book about the inner voice of love offers new courage, new hope, even new life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

Love Henri

Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
ISBN : 9781473632110
Genre : Literary Collections
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'This invaluable collection of over 200 letters by the late Nouwen (The Wounded Healer), a beloved author, pastor, and priest, provides insight into his personal struggles, insecurities, and faith and offers the heartfelt guidance Nouwen shared so generously with individuals to a wide audience ... The courage and kindness with which Nouwen shares his vulnerabilities and honest feelings, combined with his willingness to provide direction, advice, companionship, and affection, ensure that Nouwen's legacy as inspired spiritual guide will continue, enhanced by this testimony to his sincere desire to live with gratitude, faith, and love.' - Publishers Weekly 'When I write I think deeply about my friends, I pray for them, I tell them my emotions and feelings. I reflect on our relationship and I dwell with them in a very personal way.' - Henri Nouwen Over the course of his life, priest, professor and writer Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students and readers of his work all around the world. He held a deep conviction about the value of reaching out to others through letters, believing that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. As a result, many people looked to Nouwen as a long-distance spiritual advisor. This collection of previously unpublished letters stretches from the earliest years of Henri's career through to his last ten years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights as well as touching details of Henri's daily life, the letters are organised around themes that emerge not just in his correspondence but in his writing, too: vocation and calling; solitude and prayer; suffering and perseverence; belovedness; and community. Across all these letters, what emerges most clearly is Henri's belief in the rich value of human relationships. As relevant today as they were forty years ago, and full of insight and encouragement, these letters offer a deeply personal look into the mind of a spiritual giant of the twentieth century, and are an ideal introduction to his life and thought.
Category: Literary Collections

Caring For Joy Narrative Theology And Practice

Author : Mary Clark Moschella
ISBN : 9789004325005
Genre : Religion
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In Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice Mary Clark Moschella explores the lively narratives of five remarkable caregivers, offering theological wisdom and practical resources for scholars, counselors, religious leaders, and others who wish to live and move along more joyful, life-giving spiritual paths.
Category: Religion

Impressively Free

Author : Higgins, Michael W.
ISBN : 9781587687631
Genre : Religion
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Explores the genesis and evolution of Nouwen’s multi-layered understanding of priestly ministry.
Category: Religion

Spiritual Masters For All Seasons

Author : Michael Ford
ISBN : 1587680556
Genre : Religion
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Every age needs figures of spiritual inspiration, but in times of recession and uncertainty they are essential in helping us to rise above despair and to search for God deep within ourselves. In this new book, Michael Ford invites four spiritual masters onto the same stage for the first time and shows how they speak, not only to our own times, but for all seasons. Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Anthony de Mello and John O'Donohue all died suddenly at the height of their fame as spiritual masters, but they continue to have immense followings. What was their secret and why do their legacies endure? Through unpublished interviews with some of the authors themselves, encounters with their friends, and reflections from readers who have been inspired by their writings, Michael Ford journeys across the United States and Europe to assess their place in the world of contemporary spirituality. He goes behind the scenes of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky to hear first hand from monks who were novices under Merton; visits Lambeth Palace in London to discover Merton's influence on the Archbishop of Canterbury; talks to people about how Nouwen, the proverbial wounded healer, helped them through depression because he had suffered himself; speaks to Jesuits who worked with de Mello in India and tries to find out how close the international storyteller came to Buddhism; and takes a walk with O'Donohue through landscapes in rural Ireland that feature in such books as Anam Cara and discusses the appeal of Celtic spirituality. Blending the spiritual with the journalistic, Michael Ford presents four unique writers as "Spiritual Masters for All Seasons."
Category: Religion

New Light On Depression

Author : David B. Biebel
ISBN : 9780310873396
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Moving Back toward Wholeness What is depression, really? A psychological disorder? An emotional problem? A case of negative self-talk? A spiritual weakness? Unresolved anger? A medical condition? How can it be successfully treated? Whether you need a lifeline to cling to, knowledge to clear confusion, help determining the next step, or strength to help a loved one, New Light on Depression offers hope and healing. With understanding born of personal and professional experience, the authors—one a psychiatrist and the other a minister—untangle the web of depression, guiding you through• an understanding of depression• myths and misunderstandings• symptoms and diagnoses• causes and treatments• spiritual struggles and gifts of graceWritten for those who suffer from depression and those who want to help—family members, pastors, friends—this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to move toward a life of joy once more. It covers the full range of concerns, including the use of antidepressants. With personal applications, questions for reflection, and evaluation guides, New Light on Depression is a medically reliable and biblically sound resource for finding faith and strength in the midst of depression and emerging again whole and healthy.
Category: Health & Fitness

Henri Nouwen And Spiritual Polarities

Author : Wil Hernandez
ISBN : 9780809147410
Genre : Religion
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Highlights the tension-filled nature of our journey and shows us, via Nouwen¿s example, how we too can navigate our way through it in a transformative way.
Category: Religion

The Gifted Pastor

Author : Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.
ISBN : 9781426773860
Genre : Religion
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Carter writes a piece which will stir the sympathies of pastors thwarted by their own efforts to emulate a congregation's successful predecessor. Within months, these pastors see little success as fatigue and burn-out set in. All Christians are graced with specific and distinctive spiritual gifts. Too often pastors forget that God has given them particular gifts for ministry. While all pastors must attend to the different tasks of congregational ministry, they need to discover those functions for which they have been particularly gifted. When they begin to make these gifts the focus of their ministry, then deep personal satisfaction and connection with others results. This book is written to help pastors overcome the false belief that if their ministry is to succeed, it must emulate that of a high-profile orator. Carter explains that when we make our distinctive gifts the center of our ministry, we lose the illusion that we are in control, and instead trust that God will complement us with others' gifts to meet the needs of God's people. Key Features: includes a "consumer guide" to spiritual gift inventories; resource lists including retreat centers, congregations, and publications. Key Benefits: Provides pastors a biblical/theological framework for understanding ministerial gifts.
Category: Religion


Author : Stephan Bauman
ISBN : 9781601425843
Genre : Religion
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We need a better vision for saving the world. Across the world, people like you are rising up to fight poverty, oppression, and injustice—not just professionals, but bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates. People who refuse to accept the world as it is, who dare to believe change is possible. But we face a crisis of vision. We sense what needs to be done, but often we don’t know how to do it. Without a better blueprint for doing good well, our moment in history will slip away. Stephan Bauman, president of World Relief believes true change begins in the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacting our workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, and cities. Possible is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.
Category: Religion

The Hidden Power Of The Gospels

Author : Alexander Shaia, PhD
ISBN : 9780061968211
Genre : Religion
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In the tradition of Thomas Moore’s The Care of the Soul and Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, Alexander Shaia’s The Hidden Power of the Gospels reveals how the recurring cycles of change, loss, enlightenment, and maturation are illuminated by the Bible's four gospels. Combining ancient Christian traditions, anthropology, and modern psychology, he reveals how each gospel focuses on a vital spiritual question. Matthew begins with How do we face change? Mark faces the hard question of How do we move through suffering? John stirs and elevates the soul as he asks, How do we receive joy? And Luke moves forward on the practical journey, as he inquires, How do we mature in service? By using this lens, the gospels become practical guides for creating faith-filled lives and a map for our never-ending spiritual journey.
Category: Religion

Misty Mornings And Grace Filled Evenings Spiritual Formation Through Interactive Reflective Journaling

Author : Dr Daniel Robinson
ISBN : 164300946X
Genre : Literary Collections
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The authors embarked on a process of journaling: one writing reflections during quiet time, the other responding with a story that came to mind. The authors share excerpts from their own journaling process, provide readers with suggestions for prayer and reflection, and encourage others to add to the story through their own journal reflections.
Category: Literary Collections

Faith Shift

Author : Kathy Escobar
ISBN : 9781601425447
Genre : Religion
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Hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers. After years of participating in a comfortable faith tradition, many find themselves in a spiritual wilderness, feeling disillusioned with church, longing for more freedom and less religion in their lives. If that describes you, you’re in good company. Countless men and women are in the middle of a shifting faith—and aren’t sure where to turn. But losing beliefs doesn’t mean you have to lose your faith. Pastor, friend, and spiritual director Kathy Escobar has journeyed with many who have experienced significant shifts in the faith they once considered unchangeable. Through their stories and her own, Kathy has discovered that growth and change are natural parts of life in our relationship with God. Filled with honest stories and practical insights, Faith Shift gives language to what many experience as their faith evolves. With an inviting blend of vulnerability and hope, it addresses the losses that come with spiritual shifts and offers tangible practices for rebuilding a free and authentic faith after it unravels. Includes personal reflection and group discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
Category: Religion

Lent And Easter With Henri J M Nouwen

Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
ISBN : 0764812866
Genre : Religion
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The intimate words of Henri J.M. Nouwen inspire readers on their Lenten and Easter journey toward a better understanding of their faith. Each day of the season includes a pertinent excerpt from the writings of Father Nouwen, a related quotation from Scripture, a prayer for the day, and a suggested activity.
Category: Religion

Remembering Henri

Author : Gerald Sean Twomey
ISBN : 1570756686
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Ten years after his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen remains one of the most popular and influential spiritual writers of our time. What accounted for his strong personal impact on so many people? The memories, anecdotes, and reflections collected here, all by people who knew and worked with him, shed light on the meaning of Nouwen's life, the diverse facets of his complex personality, and the nature of his enduring legacy. Contributors include Carolyn Whitney-Brown, Michael O'Laughlin, Michael Christensen, John Dear, Jim Forest, Chris Glaser, Robert Ellsberg, and Michael Ford, reflecting on Nouwen's relation to such themes as friendship, compassion, the Eucharist, community, peacemaking, spiritual direction, prayer, and sexuality."--Publisher's website.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020770470
Genre : Religion and culture
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Henri Nouwen

Author : Jurjen Beumer
ISBN : UOM:39015040541792
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jurjen Beumer's seminal work traces the arc of Henri Nouwen's life from its beginning in Holland to his final resting place on the outskirts of Toronto near Daybreak, the community of people he loved and served. Nouwen was a psychologist of the heart and soul, a theology professor at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard, and the author of 38 books, many of which were translated into several foreign languages.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Pocket Guide To Inner Peace

Author : Gary Egeberg
ISBN : 0806641630
Genre : Religion
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The frantic pace of modern living leaves most people craving a place of calm. In this upbeat guide, Gary Egeberg combines encouraging theology with practical suggestions for finding inner peace. Egeberg explores common obstacles such as self-criticism, stress, conflict, frustration, resentment, and the struggle to forgive others or accept forgiveness. He demonstrates ways readers can work through these challenges with prayer, affirmations, liberating rituals, and other creative exercises.
Category: Religion

Woman You Are Free

Author : Susan B. Yanos
ISBN : 0867164131
Genre : Religion
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Award winner! Catholic Book Awards (Catholic Press Association) First-time author of a book Jesus as "liberator"—this is how Luke presents Jesus. Susan Yanos here explores what liberation means for women—personally, socially, spiritually—not as an ideological feminist but as a critical thinker trying to make sense of her life. Beginning with an in-depth look at the story of Martha and Mary in Part One, Yanos guides the reader into an examination of how women have related to God and how Jesus relates to women in Luke's Gospel and Acts. Part Two guides the reader toward a response to the radical freedom Jesus offers, focusing "less on serving God and more on letting God serve us." Part Three explores women's social and political power and how they can claim and use that power properly, performing "true acts of goodness rather than acts of do-goodism." Ideal for use with small groups, such as prayer groups and Bible-study groups, Woman, You Are Free may be used for an ongoing self-guided program, or read by individual women and men for personal reflection and challenge. Each chapter opens with an activity involving Scripture reading and closes with questions for reflection and discussion and suggestions for further reading.
Category: Religion

A Sense Of Spirit

Author : Dan Matthews
ISBN : 0966235908
Genre : Christian life
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Category: Christian life

I M Proud Of You

Author : Tim Madigan
ISBN : 1592403301
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography