Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

by Henri J. M. Nouwen
     
 

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ONE OF THE BEST-LOVED SPIRITUAL WRITERS OF OUR TIME TAKES A MOVING, PERSONAL LOOK AT HUMAN MORTALITY

Henri Nouwen shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear, gently and eloquently revealing the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another.

"A very comforting book...Nouwen offers here a gentle, almost meditative book

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ONE OF THE BEST-LOVED SPIRITUAL WRITERS OF OUR TIME TAKES A MOVING, PERSONAL LOOK AT HUMAN MORTALITY

Henri Nouwen shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear, gently and eloquently revealing the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another.

"A very comforting book...Nouwen offers here a gentle, almost meditative book on coming to terms with death."

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"It's a new way of looking at death, one with an upside."

—MIAMI HERALD

"One of my favorite 'caregivers,' Henri Nouwen challenges us to accept our death as part of our spirtual journey, not its end...a must read."

—CAPITAL TIMES

Editorial Reviews

Sister - Helen Prejean
"On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his diving rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things."
Sister Helen Prejean
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his diving rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”
Miami Herald
“It’s a new way of looking at death, one with an upside.”
Capital Times
“One of my favorite ‘caregivers,’ Henri Nouwen challenges us to accept our death as part of our spiritual journey, not its end. …Nouwen continues to be a must read.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060663131
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Pages:
144

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Helen Prejean
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his diving rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”

Meet the Author

Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, The Return of the Prodigal Son, and many other bestsellers. He taught at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Notre Dame before becoming the senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.

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