Love, Henri: Letters on Love, Hope, Faith, and Vocation  -     By: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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Love, Henri: Letters on Love, Hope, Faith, and Vocation

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Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world, believing that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. He corresponded in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, serving as a long distance spiritual advisor to many throughout his lifetime.

Love, Henri: Letters on Love, Hope, Faith, and Vocation consists of over a hundred unpublished letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights the letters highlight a number themes that emerged in both Henri's work over the years, including vocation, solitude, prayer, suffering, and perseverance in difficult times. These deeply spiritual letters, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, ulimately demonstrate the rich value of communicating with God through others.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Convergent Books
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1101906359
ISBN-13: 9781101906354

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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-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers, and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy.

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"Dear Henri,
Your timeless words and loving spirit are quiet prayers that will forever live in my heart.
Love, Brené." –Brené Brown, from her Foreword

"I love this collection. It is for me, a spiritual autobiography. Henri's letters reveal the ever-evolving, ever-deepening, ever-struggling heart of my strong yet vulnerable friend." –Sue Mosteller, from her Epilogue

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    Henris Letters of Love and Encouragement
    October 30, 2016
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    The note of forward from Brene Brown is worth the book in and of itself! She sites that there are two major patterns that emerge across all of Henris letters: 1. loving and listening to God and, 2. Carving out God-centered time in our lives. In this book, Henri encourages us to make time for listening, prayer, solitude, contemplation and thought. These are things that are so difficult to do in our society today and yet so important for leading a God-centered and contented life.

    These letters contain a personal glimpse into Henri Nouwen's life. He covers the topics of death, grief, busyness, strengthening your faith, suffering and many other topics while providing encouragement and prayers to all that he encounters. It is an intimate portrait of a man who lived with great purpose, great thought and great faith.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for this fair and unbiased review.
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