Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1570759944

Category: Religion

Page: 69

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In the final year before his death, Nouwen began to write an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man. Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved.

God's Beloved

Author: Michael O'Laughlin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 8814

"A biography of a soul - it shows us not how we can be more like Nouwen but how, like him, we can become our own true selves: beloved of God."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Looking Before and After

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802849814

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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In the work of such major theologians as Lesslie Newbigin and Stanley Hauerwas, the "Christian story" is communal, and the individual Christian achieves meaning only through participation in this communally recounted narrative. While Alan Jacobs acknowledges the importance of the communal story, he suggests that something has been neglected in the development of narrative theology -- the narrative dimension of individual Christian lives. Looking Before and After encourages us to ask how individual lives can, in a specifically Christian sense, be meaningful, how we can discern and rightly interpret those meanings, and how we might tell our own stories in ways that avoid the dangers of presumption and despair. In his typically beautiful writing style, Jacobs here reinvigorates narrative theology and demonstrates the power of individual life stories well told and properly understood.

15 Days of Prayer with Henri Nouwen

Author: Robert Waldron

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565483243

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) is considered one of the greatest spiritual masters of the modern age. Born, educated and ordained in Holland, he came to America as a professor of pastoral theology. Invited by Jean Vanier to join his mission to help the handicapped, Nouwen left academia behind to become pastor of LÂ’Arche Daybreak, a home for the disabled in Toronto. There, among God's wounded, he found a home and his greatest happiness. A heart attack cut short his rich life as writer, lecturer and priest. Nouwen drew standing room only audiences, who flocked to hear his message that we are God's beloved children, that God is the One of unconditional love who loves us now, with no strings attached. His many books are arrows pointing towards this love, reminding Christians of the timeless message that Christ came into the world not to blame but to love.

Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness

Author: Benjamin T. Conner

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830885684

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 3213

How would it look if we "disabled" Christian theology, discipleship, and theological education? Benjamin Conner initiates a new conversation between disability studies and Christian theology and missiology, imagining a church that fully incorporates persons with disabilities into its mission. In this vision, people with disabilities are part of the church's pluriform witness, and the congregation embodies a robust hermeneutic of the gospel.

Henri's Mantle

Author: Chris R. Glaser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725228335

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 700

"Glaser is clearly cloaked in Henri's mantle as he reflects on specific gems from Henri's works. The reader is treated to the enriched nourishment of Henri's thought enhanced by the insights and experience of his long-standing friend and colleague. Henri's Mantle is real food for the spiritual journey." --Sue Mosteller, CSJ, literary Executrix of the Henri Nouwen Estate "Henri's Mantle is a cloak of many colors, interwoven with rich seams of theological insight and underlain with a perceptive appreciation of Nouwen's work. Glaser's personal reminiscences of his mentor are particularly compelling, allowing us to look over the author's shoulder and observe the intimate world of a spiritual master. But through these meditations, we are given a glimpse into the soul of Glaser himself--and sense he, too, is close to God." --Michael Ford, author of Wounded Prophet: A Portrait of Henri J. M. Nouwen and Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero "Henri Nouwen's trapeze troupe trusted the firm grip of God's catching commitment to all of us: 'You are my beloved, on you my favor rests.' In this book, Glaser gracefully glides across various spiritual themes to illustrate God's grasp and how much Glaser is a full-fledged spiritual acrobat." --Laurent Nouwen, Henri's youngest brother "By weaving information about his own life and spiritual journey, Glaser shows how Henri's mantle has been gratefully received by him, and how eager he is to pass it on. This is a fine addition to the ever-expanding Nouwen collection." --Wendy Wilson Greer, President, Henri Nouwen Society "In life and death, Henri was in the vestibule of on incomplete Church and on unfinished world, welcoming others and their own experiences of God and justice. Glaser brilliantly evokes our own weaknesses, guiding us to keep our faith in the strength and love of the Divine Catcher who will lift us up and carry us home." --Walter Sanchez, Universidad de Chile

To Hell with Hate

Author: Tiffany Buckner

Publisher: Anointed Fire


Category: Self-Help

Page: 83

View: 3735

To Hell With Hate is a detailed breakdown of the effects of hatred and what it does to our lives.

Short Stuff from a Tall Guy

Author: Benjamin Pratt

Publisher: David Crumm Media LLC

ISBN: 1939880920

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 6257

For the first time in book form, author and counselor Benjamin Pratt collects dozens of his true-life stories that men and women have requested as he travels, teaches and speaks to groups. Pratt invites readers on a spiritual journey marked by compassion, humor and honesty about dilemmas, doubts and challenges that men and women face everyday. Stories include: “Serving Hospitality on Paper Plates,” “Shaken, Not Stirred,” “Prayer for Light in Dark Times of Accidie,” “Pop-Tart Moment” and “Risking Love.”

Reopening the Word

Author: Marie Noonan Sabin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195143590

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 3774

In Reopening the Word, Marie Sabin argues that Mark's gospel represents an early and evolving Christianity, which shaped its theological discourse out of the forms familiar to early Judaism.