Beyond the Mirror: Reflections on Death and Life
Narrated By: Paul Smith
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"With his usual brutal self-scrutiny and honesty, Nouwen takes us through the interior meaning of his trip to 'death's portal,' and gives us courage and hope for our own encounter someday,"---Church & Synagogue Libraries. Covers the events following his near fatal auto accident.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour; 1 CD; read by Paul Smith.

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Format: Compact disc
Vendor: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 0867168137
ISBN-13: 9780867168136

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Give yourself a gift. Listen to renowned spiritual guide Henri Nouwen reflect on the struggles in facing death, particularly when it comes knocking unexpectedly.

After his recovery from an accident in which his spleen was ruptured, Nouwen realizes he's very much alive, but to what purpose? In this search for meaning, his main questions become: Why am I alive? Why wasn't I found ready to enter the house of God? Why was I returned to a place where love is so ambiguous, where peace is so hard to experience and joy so deeply hidden in sorrow?

In this book, Nouwen examines his accident, his call in life and his attitudes toward others. His perspective on death changes as he realizes the doors to eternity are a part of living each day in the expectation of a new birth. Nouwen shares that the most difficult aspect of surviving his close brush with death is the blend of his continued yearning for the God of love, which comes with a need to share that love with others, and the gnawing sense of being unfulfilled. Nothing erases that anguish but to surrender in life as the beloved child of God.

Author Bio

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. For more information about Nouwen, visit www.HenriNouwen.org.

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