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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.
|Prologue: A Friendship Begins||11|
|Being the Beloved||27|
|Becoming the Beloved||41|
|Living as the Beloved||127|
|Epilogue: A Friendship Deepens||141|
|Guide for Reflection||151|
Posted December 21, 2001
This is a very slim easy to read book that has had a profound impact on my spiritual life and in the life of everyone that I know who has read it. Henri Nouwen unpacks the Parable of the Prodigal Son in a fresh way showing how the Images of the Father and the two Sons reflect different aspects of our spiritual lives. He has a gift for communicating Divine Truths in basic language that speaks directly into the heart.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.