The Selfless Way of Christ: Downward Mobility and the Spiritual Life

The Selfless Way of Christ: Downward Mobility and the Spiritual Life

by Henri Nouwen
     
 

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In this short work Henri Nouwen offers a penetrating reflection on the challenge of the spiritual life, especially the call to imitate Christ's example of “downward mobility.” This vocation is sorely tested by the constant celebration of “upward mobility,” which brings to mind the temptations Christ faced in the wilderness: to be

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In this short work Henri Nouwen offers a penetrating reflection on the challenge of the spiritual life, especially the call to imitate Christ's example of “downward mobility.” This vocation is sorely tested by the constant celebration of “upward mobility,” which brings to mind the temptations Christ faced in the wilderness: to be “powerful, relevant, and spectacular.” To prepare us for this path, Nouwen describes the “disciplines of spiritual formation,” represented by the Church, the Word of God, and the promptings of our heart.

Illustrated with drawings by Vincent van Gogh, The Selfless Way of Christ is an inspiring guide for ministers and everyone walking the path of discipleship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570759437
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
618,520
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Henri Nouwen, who died in 1996, remains one of the world's most popular and influential spiritual writers. His many books include Adam, With Burning Hearts, Peacework, and Love in a Fearful Land. The present work, based on a series of articles originally written in 1981, appears in book-form for the first time.

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