It is the heart, at the very core of our being, from which true meaning flows. Nouwen calls us to discover who we really are and how crucial our relationship to God is. In solitude we come to realize that being is more important than having, and that our worth is beyond even our finest achievements. Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour; 1 CD; read by Paul Smith.
Format: Compact disc Vendor: St. Anthony Messenger Press Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0867166908 ISBN-13: 9780867166903 Availability: In Stock
30th Anniversary Edition Complete and Unabridged Foreword by Thomas Moore
"It is in this solitude that we discover that being is more important than having, and that we are worth more than the result of our efforts."Henri J.M. Nouwen
Drawing on three moments in Jesus' life, Henri Nouwen invites us to consider the tension between our desire for solitude and the demands of our contemporary lives. He points out that it was in solitude that Jesus discovered the courage to follow God's will. He shows us that fruitful love and service spring from a living relationship with God. Beautiful and profound in its simplicity, Out of Solitude is as relevant today as when it was written 30 years ago.
HENRI J.M. NOUWEN is one of the most prolific and popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than 40 books and taught at the University of Notre Dame as well as Yale and Harvard. For the 10 years before his death in 1996, he was part of the L’Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, sharing life with people with developmental disabilities.