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Thursday, 19 February 2015

LENT 2: LIFE of the BELOVED by HENRI NOUWEN 19.2.15


Second Day of our Lenten Journey,
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I'm sharing brief daily segments of Henri Nouwen's BELOVED.
Thoughtful reflection to inspire and inspirit
our contemplation of who we are as we begin this journey. . .
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part 2  [Lent day 3] 

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Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection...
  Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.” 




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Also available in print and audiobook
Find Henri Nouwen online
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Initially written in response to a Jewish journalist's question
[which began a friendship], 
How does one live a spiritual life in a secular world? 
Life of the Beloved has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world.  Epistolary writing, this personally sincere and powerful invitation to the spiritual life offered in Christ is indeed a truly uplifting guide.
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160 pages paperback
Publisher:  Crossroad Publishing Company
Published:  October 1st 2002
[Originally published 1992]
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Audio version:  2 cds 2.5 hrs
Read by Henri Nouwen


Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World


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Nouwen, born Henri Jozef Machiel [Nouen] in Nijkerk Netherlands January 24th 1932.

Nouwen authored 40 b0oks on spiritual life.  His books are widely read today by Protestants and Catholics alike. The Wounded HealerIn the Name of Jesus, The Life of the Beloved, and The Way of the Heart are just a few of the more widely recognized titles.

After nearly two decades of teaching at the Menninger Foundation Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, and at the University of Notre Dame, Yale University and Harvard University, in 1986 he accepted the position of pastor and went to share his life with mentally handicapped people at Daybreak, the L'Arche community, founded by Jean Vanier, near Toronto, Canada.

After a long period of declining energy, which he chronicled in his final book, 
Sabbatical Journey, he died in September 1996 from a sudden heart attack.

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4 comments:

Kathryn T said...

I haven't read Henri Nouwen for a long time, but what I have read I loved.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

@ Kathryn - glad to know that, Kathryn. I've found the same and like the added personal connxn with the video clips.

theedgeishere said...

Nouwen is one of my favorite contemplatives/authors.

~~Elaine

Jenny said...

I've read bits and pieces of his work before. Thanks for the link to the video.

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