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Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

HarperCollins / 2009 / Paperback

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Newly repackaged. "The genius of Nouwen's approach is his ability to distill into simple terms this most ordinary and most awesome of human experiences. Those in mourning, pastoral ministers, and many who care for the dying and comfort the bereaved will find this an invaluable resource,"---Spiritual Life. 128 pages, softcover. HarperOne.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.30 (inches)
ISBN: 0061800260
ISBN-13: 9780061800269
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Publisher's Description

One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time—an author ranked with C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton—Henry J.M. Nowuen, takes a moving, personal look at human mortality in Our Greatest Gift. A meditation on dying and caring, Our Greatest Gift gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another. The beloved bestselling author of With Open Hands, The Wounded Healer, and Making All Things New shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear in this important and life-altering work.

Author Bio

Henri J.M. Nouwen was a world-renowned spiritual guide, counselor, and bestselling author of over forty books that many today consider spiritual classics. He taught at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Notre Dame before becoming the senior pastor of L’Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.

Editorial Reviews

“…a very comforting book. …Nouwen offers us here a gentle, almost meditative book on coming to terms with death.”
“It’s a new way of looking at death, one with an upside.”
“One of my favorite ‘caregivers,’ Henri Nouwen challenges us to accept our death as part of our spiritual journey, not its end. …Nouwen continues to be a must read.”
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his diving rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”

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