You Are Beloved: 365 Daily Readings from Henri Nouwen - eBook
You Are Beloved: 365 Daily Readings from Henri Nouwen - eBook  -     By: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Convergent Books
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781101906385
ISBN-13: 9781101906385

Publisher's Description

Seven million copies of his books in print! This daily devotional from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy.

Nouwen devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God. In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus's public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, "You are my beloved son on whom my favor rests." "That is the core experience of Jesus," Nouwen writes. "He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. . . . I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything."

You Are Beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. Featuring the best of Nouwen's writing from previously published works, this devotional will propel the canon forward as it draws on this rich literature in new and compelling ways. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.

Author Bio

HENRI NOUWEN was a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, and pastor, who gained international renown as the author of over 30 books on the spiritual life, including such classics as The Wounded Healer, The Inner Voice of Love, and The Return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen's books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold upwards of seven million copies worldwide, resonating with people across the religious, spiritual, cultural, and political spectrum. Since his death in 1996, ever icreasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers, and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy.

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  1. Scotty
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A book of daily meditations I can recommend as a book, but not for daily meditations ...
    December 20, 2017
    Quality: 0
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    So many people love a good book full of daily devotional thoughts based on a scripture from the Bible.

    I, on the other hand, am slow and careful about recommending them.

    Im not anti devotional books, I have nothing against books of meditations, I simply think we do best by giving our attention directly to the Bible rather than the writing of a person doing that for us. Still, I have used books of daily meditations myself, and have been blessed by them; the key is not give such books the time and place we give the Bible itself, which too many people do.

    With that said, I looked forward to reviewing You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living by Henri J.M. Nouwen (published by Convergent Books) just because of who the author was.

    Who was Henri J.M. Nouwen? The book jacket actually provides a concise answer to that:

    Henri J.M. Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, and pastor, who gained international renown as the author of over thirty books on the spiritual life Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers, and seekers have been guided by his beautiful, challenging, and life-changing insights on the spiritual life.

    Im one of those people who have appreciated some of Nouwens writing, so again, I looked forward to reviewing this book. Heres my direct result: I can recommend the book for reading, but not as a book for daily meditations, which is the type of book this is supposed to be.

    Let me explain.

    I can recommend the book, generally, because sprinkled throughout its pages are some stirring insights and valuable nuggets about the Christian life. I routinely found that I have some basic theological differences with the writer, but also share much in common about living for Jesus, and greatly appreciated some of the deeper thoughts that I found to be inspiring or challenging.


    I cannot recommend this book as a book of daily meditations because none of the daily meditations are based directly on any Bible scripture. Youll not find scripture references throughout the book. Instead, each daily meditation is a short snippet from Nouwens previous writings, something taken from the more than 30 books he had written on the spiritual life. While the insights are worth reading, they are not are a direct exposition of scripture, and if something is going to be a daily meditation for a Christian, I believe its essential that biblical scripture be the source on which that meditation is based. Otherwise, youre simply meditating on a human beings thoughts.

    So yes, I find You Are the Beloved a book worthy of a Christian giving their time to read, but not reliable for daily meditations.

    I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  2. Gini
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    You Are the Beloved
    November 13, 2017
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    If you arent familiar with the work of Henri Nouwen this compilation from his writings, talks, and letters, as the introduction tells us, will introduce you to him. If you have read Nouwen before this will remind you over and again how sensitive and loving he was. And how he demonstrated his ability to speak the truth in love.

    I have browsed randomly through many of the entries and each one touched me in some way. The readings are brief, but not without deep content. A simple line or two from one of the readings says, The resurrection does not solve our problems about dying and death. But it does reveal to us that, in deed, love is stronger than death. (104).

    I am glad to have discovered this book and intend to use regularly. I recommend it to you as well. It does contain a list of works cited at the end with the information listed by day that a person needs to track the excerpt. Sort of a standard, but still nice to have in case the reader wants more from a work.

    I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.

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