Lifesigns : Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective

Lifesigns : Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective

by Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Lifesigns : Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective by Henri J. M. Nouwen

"You cannot read Lifesigns and not be moved... This book will undoubtedly find its place among the classics of twentieth-century literature."
--Grand Rapids Press

The inspirational writings of Henri Nouwen have touched millions of readers all over the world. Much beloved as a lecturer, spiritual guide, and especially as an author, he communicated a profound message of hope that finds great resonance in today's world.

In his now classic work Lifesigns, he explores what he saw as three of the most vital aspects of his ministry. The first of these is the Gospel invitation to intimacy, which Nouwen describes as communion with God and relationship with others. The second is the call to fecundity, exhorting us to be open to a fruitful life of change and growth. And the third, the experience of ecstasy, extends the Gospel promise "that your joy may be full." Inspired by L'Arche, the worldwide network of communities where handicapped people and their assistants try to live together in the spirit of the Scriptures, Nouwen shows how these three elements offer the essential key to a life free from the domination of fear and filled instead with hope and love.

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ISBN-13: 9780385236287
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1989
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 697,707
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

HENRI J. M. NOUWEN was a Catholic priest who taught at several theological institutes and universities in his home country of the Netherlands and in the United States. He shared the final years of his life with people with mental and physical disabilities at L’Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto, Canada. He died in 1996. He authored many books on the spiritual life, including Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, and The Return of the Prodigal Son.

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Lifesigns: Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a cool, fresh healing draw from still waters! It summons your perspective back to the bare bones basics of love, Jesus Christ, and your relationship with Him. It dared me to tell the truth about what I understand as a relationship. Very easy read for such a weighted challenge. I recommend this book to the Christian believer who is in a season of weariness. CV