As Nouwen ponders God's love, he first addresses being the beloved and listening for the still voice within. Then he probes becoming the beloved and uses the simple concepts of taken, blessed, broken and given. In the final section, he speaks about living as the beloved. In this spiritual attitude, he develops the theme that we are gift for others not only in life but also in death. As an example, he says, "Francis of Assisi died in 1226, but he is still very much alive! His death was a true gift...his life goes on bearing new fruit around the world."
Approximately 2.5 hours; 2 CDs.
How does one live a spiritual life in a secular world? Henri Nouwen responds from the depths of his heart to this dilemna posed by his friend Fred Bratman. This audiobook is recorded by Nouwen himself. His own interpretive reading of the text lends a sense of immediacy to the production.
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 Notre Dame, as well as at 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.