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The last book published before Henri Nouwen's death in 1996, Can You Drink the Cup? has been translated into ten languages and sold more than 140,000 copies. Exploring the deep spiritual impact of the question Jesus asked his friends James and John, Nouwen reflects upon the metaphor of the cup, using the images of holding, lifting, and drinking to articulate the basics of the spiritual life. Written with the profound insight and clarity characteristic of his numerous best-selling books, Nouwen's deeply perceptive...
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Can You Drink the Cup?

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Overview

The last book published before Henri Nouwen's death in 1996, Can You Drink the Cup? has been translated into ten languages and sold more than 140,000 copies. Exploring the deep spiritual impact of the question Jesus asked his friends James and John, Nouwen reflects upon the metaphor of the cup, using the images of holding, lifting, and drinking to articulate the basics of the spiritual life. Written with the profound insight and clarity characteristic of his numerous best-selling books, Nouwen's deeply perceptive exploration of Jesus' challenging question has the power to pierce your heart, expand your spiritual horizons, and radically change your life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594713101
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 208,563
  • File size: 929 KB

Meet the Author

Henri J. M. Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L’Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.

Ron Hansen is the Gerard Manley Hopkins S.J. Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University and the author of many novels, including Mariette in Ecstasy.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Chalice and the Cup 13
Introduction: The Question 19
Part 1 Holding the Cup
Chapter 1 Holding 25
Chapter 2 The Cup of Sorrow 31
Chapter 3 The Cup of Joy 41
Part 2 Lifting the Cup
Chapter 4 Lifting 55
Chapter 5 The Cup of Blessings 63
Chapter 6 To Life 71
Part 3 Drinking the Cup
Chapter 7 Drinking 79
Chapter 8 The Cup of Salvation 85
Chapter 9 To the Bottom 93
Conclusion The Answer 103
Epilogue: One Cup, One Body 109
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2004

    MUCH MORE INSIGHT THAN YOU WOULD IMAGINE

    This is a well written, easy to read, lesson about life. Set aside the 'communion' lesson for this book. This is not all about communion. This book asks the question Are You Ready to Live? It tells how one can see, experience, and take life for everything it has to offer, good and not so good, and prepares the reader for it. Will you gulp life and miss out on much of it? Will you sip, appreciate, and experience? This is a MUST READ and one I will read again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    Communion has never been the same...

    Since finding this little book quite by accident in an abby in the coastal foothills of Oregon in 2001, the experience of communion has not been the same since. As with most of Nouwen's writings, there may not be many pages, but the economy of paper allows the profound, rich, thoughtful, life-transforming messages to keep expanding throughout one's soul. Before anyone tastes the bread and wine again, they need to read this book...and the impact of the tastes and the action of holding, lifting and drinking the cup will never be the same for the rest of one's life. I could not recommend it more highly.

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