Deeply comforting and profoundly realistic, Turn My Mourning into Dancing is gleaned from the unpublished writings of beloved author, lecturer, and pastor Henri Nouwen. It focuses not on how you can survive hard times but on how you can live fully in the midst of them and beyond. Drawn from the deep well of Nouwen's experience as a pastor, a teacher, and a thinker, it offers solace without platitudes. Ever practical, never pat or simplistic, it gently points the way toward a way of life that is grounded in God's constancy and rooted in eternal hope---the kind of life that can dance even in the middle of the darkest night.
In times of suffering, simplistic answers ring empty and hollow. But Henri Nouwen, beloved spiritual thinker and author, offers real comfort in the concrete truth of God's constancy. Nouwen suggests that by greeting life's pains with something other than despair, we can find surprising joy in our suffering. He suggests that the way through suffering is not in denial, but rather in living fully in the midst of the trials life brings our way.
Hardcover ISBN 0-8499-1711-5
Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) was the author of With Open Hands, Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other bestsellers. He was the senior pastor of LArche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with mental disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.