Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life [NOOK Book]

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Henri Nouwen invites us to reflect on the tension between our desire for solitude and the demands of contemporary life. He reminds us that it was in solitude that Jesus found the courage to follow God’s will. And he shows us that fruitful love and service must spring from a living relationship with God. Beautifully written, elegantly simple, Out of Solitude is as fresh today as it was thirty years ago. "We want to overcome problems and adversities and want to change at all costs. An alternative is to care for ...
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Overview

Henri Nouwen invites us to reflect on the tension between our desire for solitude and the demands of contemporary life. He reminds us that it was in solitude that Jesus found the courage to follow God’s will. And he shows us that fruitful love and service must spring from a living relationship with God. Beautifully written, elegantly simple, Out of Solitude is as fresh today as it was thirty years ago. "We want to overcome problems and adversities and want to change at all costs. An alternative is to care for ourselves, each other, and our world."—Thomas Moore, from the Foreword

Three beautifully written, scripture-based meditations on the core of the Christian life are presented in this gem of spiritual wisdom and understanding for all Christians. Includes: "Out of Solitude, " "With Care, " and "In Expectation." Photographs. 260,000 sold.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594713194
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 4/16/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 240,576
  • File size: 451 KB

Meet the Author

Henri Nouwen was born in Holland in 1932 and ordained a Catholic priest in 1957. He obtained his doctorandus in psychology from Nijmegen University in the Netherlands and taught at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard. He experienced the monastic life with Trappist monks at the Abbey of the Genesee, lived among the poor in Latin America with the Maryknoll missioners, and was interested and active in numerous causes related to social justice. After a lifetime of seeking, Henri Nouwen finally found his home in Canada, as pastor of L'Arche Daybreak - where people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers live together in community.

Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on spirituality and the spiritual life that have sold millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages. His vision of spirituality was broad and inclusive, and his compassion embraced all of humankind.

He died in 1996. His work and his spirit live on.

Henri Nouwen pronounced his name "Henry Now-en." For more information on his life and work, please visit henrinouwen.org .

Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and ecology. He lectures frequently in Ireland and has a special love of Irish culture. He has Ph. D. in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards for his work, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School of Yeshiva University. He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He writes regular columns for Resurgence and Spirituality & Health and has recently published A Life at Work and Writing in the Sand. He is a patron of Re-Vision, a London center of spirituality and counseling, and on the board of Turning Point, a bereavement counselors training program in Dublin, Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 13
Meditation 1
Out of Solitude 15
Introduction 17
Our Life in Action 21
Our Life in Solitude 25
Conclusion 29
Meditation 2
With Care 33
Introduction 35
Care 37
Community and Care 41
Conclusion 47
Meditation 3
In Expectation 51
Introduction 53
Expectation as Patience 55
Expectation as Joy 59
Conclusion 63
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    If you want a short book that is a deep dive into Henri Nouwen's

    If you want a short book that is a deep dive into Henri Nouwen's richly honest and authentically Christian spiritual world, this is a good choice. Few authors have helped me as much as Henri Nouwen especially with reconciling the suffering in life with a God who is our loving Father,and learning genuine Christian expression of love in our world.  The forward by Thomas Moore is not helpful and does not add to the book, but fortunately is not too much of a distraction from Henri's words.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    a easy read, some good p

    so far so good

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