"This book is my secret journal," Nouwen wrote. At first he had no intention of sharing this personal diary of the difficult months when he felt all meaning in his life was missing and all ahead seemed a dark, bottomless abyss. In spite of his inner turmoil, Nouwen recorded the descent into his heart in these 63 journal entries. Friends persuaded him that sharing his painful soul-searching might help others who also struggle to embrace life with joy.
Throughout his life, Nouwen longed for deeper relationships with others and with God. "Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply," he urges. While your heart may break, he says, you will then have a choice - to become bitter or to stand in your pain and become fruitful with God as the spiritual guide of your life. The inner voice is a voice of love.
©1996 The Estate of Henri J.M. Nouwen (P)2005 St. Anthony Messenger Press
The love and acceptance of God as described by
Henri AJ Nouwen in his beautiful book The Inner Voice of love...is brought to life.by the deep gentle
Voice of Murray Bobo.
I lay in bed at night and listened before sleep.
I let the words wash over me.
Try doing the same. Total peace and calm awaits you.
Henri Nouwen gives the gift of sincere vulnerability in this writing
of his search within. While listening I agreed many times with the struggles expressed. He also gives us his path to inner healing.
Wonderful book full of spiritual insight! I am grateful to have encountered it! I love listening to it (on my third read); every chapter uplifts my heart in some way. A great read if your soul is experiencing darkness.
Aging with and into Disabilities, Living life to the Fullness, What is in the way is the Way, Life is not about me, I am about being Life!
This book should not have been published; it is both unfair to Nouwen and uncomplimentary to his many splendid books.
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