Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World

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How does one live a spiritual life in a secular world? Henri Nouwen responds from the depths of his heart to this dilemna posed by his friend Fred Bratman. Newly available on CD for the first time, this audiobook is recorded by Nouwen himself. His own interpretive reading of the text lends a sense of immediacy to the production. 2 CDs/2.5 hours (approx.)

A spiritual master shows us how to live a life of spiritual assurance in the midst of difficult life situations. ...

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Overview


How does one live a spiritual life in a secular world? Henri Nouwen responds from the depths of his heart to this dilemna posed by his friend Fred Bratman. Newly available on CD for the first time, this audiobook is recorded by Nouwen himself. His own interpretive reading of the text lends a sense of immediacy to the production. 2 CDs/2.5 hours (approx.)

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: 9780867167979
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Sales rank: 1,126,965
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (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 December 21, 2001

    A Profound Offering

    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.

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