Befriending Life brings together thoughtful, heartfelt remembrances of Nouwen by those who knew him best, from members of the L'Arche community to such prominent figures as Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Chicogo and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Their personal reflections on his life, onand off the page, magnificently capture his spirit, compassion, and wisdom. With a wealth of quotations fromNouwen throughout, Befriending Life, like Nouwen's own great books, will inspire readers in all walks of life.
"Acknowledged as one of the world's great spiritual writers, the renowned Catholic theologian left behind a wealth of insights that have brought encouragement and ministered to thousands."
"For all who read his books, Henri Nouwen was prophet and monastic, saint and mystic. In his compassionate identification with the many outcasts labeled 'disabled,' we may gain insight into discerning what's truly vital for us all."
--Atlanta Journal & Constitution
From the Hardcover edition.