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 305
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    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 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 153
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    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

    • 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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 92

    "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

    • 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 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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 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 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    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 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 14
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    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....

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Love, Henri

    • Letters on the Spiritual Life
    • By: Henri J.M. Nouwen
    • Narrated by: Douglas James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Love, Henri consists of over 100 letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Collectors Item:Practical Spiritual Life & Beyond

    • By Jerry Joseph OFS on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    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

    • 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 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    "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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