Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World   -     By: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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This spiritual classic began as a simple request from one friend to another for a book explaining the spiritual life in terms that he and his friends could understand, avoiding theology and technical language. Nouwen's answer has become one of the most cherished books of our era. "All I want to say to you is, 'You are the Beloved.'" Includes reflection guide.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Crossroad
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0824519868
ISBN-13: 9780824519865
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When Nouwen was asked by a secular Jewish friend to explain his faith in simple language, he responded with "Life of the Beloved, " which shows that all people, believers and nonbelievers, are beloved by God unconditionally.

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  1. Newton, IA
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    1 Stars Out Of 5
    This is a wonderful book!
    March 22, 2013
    Miss M
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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
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    This is a book that helps everyone struggling to live as God's own in this turbulent world. I strongly recommend it as a marvelous resource in everyone's library.
  2. Massachusetts
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The best book on spirituality that I've ever read!
    January 19, 2011
    suziq
    Massachusetts
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    When I saw the title of this book, I assumed it was about Jesus, a life of God's beloved son. But Nouwen's most basic idea is that we are all, each and everyone us, of all traditions, the Beloved of God. We are each loved by God equally - there is no hierarchy of love. Nouwen shows how this idea can help us to cope with the cruelty and meanness in our world; help us cope with despair, low-self-esteem, negativity. We can learn to love ourselves and to love others. He also offers spiritual ideas, concrete ways of thinking that can bring about this sense of one's own and other's belovedness. The first time I read it, I felt that my life had been changed. I've read it more than once. It's full of hope. I highly recommend it.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 14, 2009
    Jan Stockton
    I'm reading this book for the third time. There is so much on every page, I can only read a few pages at a time--sometimes the same pages I read the day before--then reflect on the meaning of these profound truths and their impact on my life. Great book!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 8, 2008
    Judith Cassells
    This book touched me with a renewed knowledge of Gods love for me, I recommend this book very highly to anyone who needs a fresh touch form God.
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