When Nouwen was asked, "What do you mean by the spiritual life?", he wrote this simple yet profound response. He introduces you to the practices of prayer, contemplative solitude, and living in Christian community. If you desire to move deeper into God's kingdom, you'll find this classic a wonderful companion for your spiritual journey. 96 pages, hardcover from HarperCollins.
Newly repackaged, Making All Things New is an eloquent and simple explanation of the spiritual life from Henri J.M. Nouwen, author of Letters to Marc About Jesus and A Letter of Consolation and one of the best-loved spiritual writers of the twentieth century.
Henri J.M. Nouwen was a world-renowned spiritual guide, counselor, and bestselling author of over forty books that many today consider spiritual classics. He taught at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Notre Dame before becoming the senior pastor of L’Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.
“A fine introduction to the spiritual life.”
“In this quietly written call to follow the way of Christian spirituality, Nouwen emphasizes the necessity for a personal program of contemplative solitude and for the individual’s involvement in a community of like-seeking Christians.”
Praise for Henri J. M. Nouwen: “Nouwen skillfully blends his knowledge of psychological growth with the great Christian traditions of spiritual development.”
“[Henri Nouwen] offers faith in plain speech, solid nourishment for the soul.”
“An invitation to the peace of mind and all-embracing love that is called the Holy Spirit.”
“In this little book, Nouwen urges us the one thing necessary: a total, fearless listening to the Father.”
“It so clearly and beautifully lets us know where, and when, and what kind of event is the spiritual life.”
“An instructive and gentle book. Henri Nouwen does more than tell us that solitude and community are essential for the spiritual life. His words impart a spirit that will better enable his readers to provide themselves with these seemingly contradictory necessities.”