Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World

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Initially written for a Jewish friend, Life of the Beloved has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world. This sincere testimony of the power and invitation of Christ is indeed a great guide to a truly uplifting spiritual life in today’s world.

A spiritual master shows us how to live a life of spiritual assurance in the midst of difficult life situations. This book was born in response to personal requests asked many times by a variety of ...

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Overview


Initially written for a Jewish friend, Life of the Beloved has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world. This sincere testimony of the power and invitation of Christ is indeed a great guide to a truly uplifting spiritual life in today’s world.

A spiritual master shows us how to live a life of spiritual assurance in the midst of difficult life situations. This book was born in response to personal requests asked many times by a variety of people--many of whom are far removed from any traditional religious base--for Nouwen to describe the way to live a spiritual life in a material world. Nouwen's answer is both a challenge and a promise that life works, has deep meaning, and is worth all the pain and struggle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824519865
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 61,322
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Prologue: A Friendship Begins 11
Being the Beloved 27
Becoming the Beloved 41
I. Taken 51
II. Blessed 67
III. Broken 85
IV. Given 105
Living as the Beloved 127
Epilogue: A Friendship Deepens 141
Guide for Reflection 151
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Amazing work. Encapsulates a basic articulation of practical Chr

    Amazing work. Encapsulates a basic articulation of practical Christian theology. While I believe that this is more an invitation into a journey than a complete dissertation on Christian theology, I believe that this is exactly Nouwen's intention. Great read, awesome invitation into what it means to be the beloved of God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    It changes the way you see yourself and your own life. the meaning of being yourself and why you are worth to be loved!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2006

    Review: Life of the Beloved

    Very inspirational and insightful for Christian readers. It clarified some points for me from 'The Way of the Heart.' At the end of his book Nouwen states that his friend Fred told him this book was not so different from his others, that Nouwen didn't realize how secular he and his friends were. I would suggest Fred and friends read Lee Strobel's books. Strobel was an atheist who wrote 'The Case for Faith', 'The Case for a Creator', etc.

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