Here and Now: Living in the Spirit

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Not a faint memory, but happening right here and now, spiritual living takes place in the present; the Spirit meets us in the ordinary. These inspirational reflections by Henri Nouwen succeed in convincing us that God’s presence is reliable.

One of America's most popular spiritual writers sheds light on the many places in everyday life where God dwells and calls us. In his enormously popular and insightful style, Henri J. M. Nouwen speaks of finding joy in the midst...

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Overview

Not a faint memory, but happening right here and now, spiritual living takes place in the present; the Spirit meets us in the ordinary. These inspirational reflections by Henri Nouwen succeed in convincing us that God’s presence is reliable.

One of America's most popular spiritual writers sheds light on the many places in everyday life where God dwells and calls us. In his enormously popular and insightful style, Henri J. M. Nouwen speaks of finding joy in the midst of the pressures of life, even during times of grief and suffering. He also writes eloquently of the great benefits of the disciplined life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Nouwen, author of more than 30 books and pastor of L'Arche Daybreak Community Center in Toronto, here shares his spiritual journey. In simple meditations he gently and quietly presents small packets of wisdom, most of them already known to Nouwen readers. Among the less familiar, some insights inevitably are more illuminating than others. For instance, Nouwen reports asking Mother Theresa's advice concerning his many and complex problems. Her answer-``Well, when you spend one hour a day adoring your Lord and never do anything which is wrong... you will be fine''-completely cuts through his pretentious self-absorption and points directly to what is holy. While the present volume is hardly Nouwen at his best, it still has some fine moments and is a rewarding read. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824519674
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 161,379
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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