I. FROM RELEVANCE TO PRAYER,
II. FROM POPULARITY TO MINISTRY,
III. FROM LEADING TO BEING LED,
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Pub. Date: 10/28/1992
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Henri Nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully. Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus. For a society that measures successful leadership in terms of the effectiveness of the individual, Father Nouwen offers a counter definition that is witnessed by a "communal and mutual experience." For Nouwen, leadership cannot function apart from the community. His wisdom is grounded in the foundation that we are a people "called." This beautiful guide to Christian Leadership is the rich fruit of Henri Nouwen's own journey as one of the most influential spirtiual leaders of the 20th century.
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This is probably one of the best books I have read. It's short enough to finish in a day, but you'll want to read it time and again. This is a must read for those who want to live an authentic Christian life.
Nouwen invites us into the daily life of Jesus through his reflections upon the three temptations of Christ and his call to three disciplines of the spiritual life. Classic Nouwen: practical, easy to read, profound spiritual insights for everyone who wants to live more deeply in Christ's love.