Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Henri J. M. Nouwen

Henri Nouwen was born in Holland in 1932 and ordained a Catholic priest in 1957. He obtained his doctorandus in psychology from Nijmegen University in The Netherlands and taught at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard. He experienced the monastic life with Trappist monks at the Abbey of the Genesee, lived among the poor in Latin America with the Maryknoll missioners, and was interested and active in numerous causes related to social justice. After a lifetime of seeking, Henri Nouwen finally found his home in Canada, as pastor of L'Arche Daybreak - where people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers live together in community.

Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on spirituality and the spiritual life that have sold millions of copies and been translated into dozens of languages. His vision of spirituality was broad and inclusive, and his compassion embraced all of humankind.

He died in 1996. His work and his spirit live on.

Henri Nouwen pronounced his name "Henry Now-en." For more information on his life and work, please visit www.henrinouwen.org .

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    • The Return of the Prodigal Son

    • A Story of Homecoming
    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Dan Anderson O.F.M.
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    This powerful meditation illuminates the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke's Gospel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Are You the Younger or Older Brother?

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-27-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Way of the Heart

    • Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry
    • By: Henri Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    This modern classic interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enlightening!

    • By Minda on 07-15-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Life of the Beloved

    • Spiritual Living in a Secular World
    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    How does one live a spiritual life in a secular world? Henri Nouwen responds from the depths of his heart to this dilemna posed by his friend Fred Bratman.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening Is Life Changing

    • By Rich S. on 12-27-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Wounded Healer

    • Ministry in Contemporary Society
    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Dan Anderson O.F.M.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    In this hope-filled book, Nouwen offers a fresh interpretation of modern ministry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had to focus but am so glad I did!

    • By Alicia Koury Calsyn on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Here and Now

    • Living in the Spirit
    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Murray Bodo O.F.M.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The spiritual life is not a life then and there, but a life here and now....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Key to Happiness

    • By M. Sturdevant on 08-20-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Inner Voice of Love

    • A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom
    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Murray Bodo O.F.M.
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    "This book is my secret journal," Nouwen wrote. At first he had no intention of sharing this personal diary of the difficult months when all ahead seemed a dark, bottomless abyss….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heaven Sent Wisdom For Earthly Restlessness.

    • By Suzie Humphreys on 08-08-16

    Regular price: $14.67

    • The Lonely Search for God

    • By: Henri Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Henri Nouwen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Nouwen powerfully draws upon his own struggles to show you how to move from loneliness to solitude, from hostility to hospitality, and from illusion to prayer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book about human loneliness and solution

    • By LI-HAN LIN on 12-20-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Can You Drink the Cup?

    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Dan Anderson O.F.M.
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Nouwen uses the cup as a metaphor to articulate the basic postures of the spiritual life: holding, lifting and drinking....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On of Nouwen's best...

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Lifesigns

    • Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective
    • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Dan Anderson O.F.M.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In Lifesigns, Nouwen explores three elements of what he considered the call of all people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good spiritual reading

    • By D. R. WATKINS Jr. on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Making All Things New

    • An Invitation to the Spiritual Life
    • By: Henri Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    "I have felt that there was a place for a text that could be read within a few hours and could not only explain what the spiritual life is but also create a desire to live it"....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • this author should be ashamed of himself

    • By W D Butler on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $15.97

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