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  • Henri Nouwen

    This audiobook will open your eyes to the sources of spiritual guidance that surround you. In a world where our minds are distracted by constant stimuli, it's easy to lose our connection to God. Henri Nouwen was known for his keen ability to find spiritual clarity amid the chatter, a gift he shared throughout his life in his roles as a Catholic priest, counselor, teacher, and author. Although Nouwen achieved great fame for his popular books, many of his teachings on spiritual discernment were never recorded. Today, Nouwen fans like you can enjoy a compendium of works on this topic published posthumously. Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Discernment: Reading the Signs...read more

  • Henri Nouwen

    From the best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, essential listening for Catholics, other Christians, and all spiritual seekers In the final year before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen wrote an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man from L'Arche. In the story of Adam he found a way to describe his own understanding of the Gospel message. Adam could not speak or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. And yet, for Nouwen, he became his friend, teacher, and guide. It was Adam who led Nouwen to a new understanding of his faith and what it means to be Beloved of God.  Through this story,...read more

  • Henri Nouwen

    From the best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, essential listening for Catholics and all spiritual seekers. These meditations by beloved author Henri Nouwen invite you to follow the traditional Stations of the Cross through the passion and suffering of the world's poor. Inspired by the drawings of Sr. Helen David, Nouwen sees in these images the ongoing passion of Christ. A peasant burdened by a load of wood, an abandoned child, a political prisoner behind bars, an exhausted farmer, four martyred churchwomen . . . .through these images, Nouwen shares with you the ongoing passion of Christ. Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Walk with Jesus: Stations of...read more

  • Henri Nouwen

    In times of suffering, simple answers often ring empty and hollow--so how can you find hope in hard times? Learn how to survive the difficult seasons with the comfort and of God's constancy. With sensitive, practical advice, Henri Nouwen gently points you towards a life that is grounded in God’s companionship and rooted within eternal hope.  In this newly formatted edition, Turn My Mourning into Dancing discusses five movements we experience during hard times:   - From Our Little Selves to a Larger World  - From Holding Tight to Letting Go  - From Fatalism to Hope  - From Manipulation to Love  - From a Fearful Death to a Joyous...read more

  • Henri Nouwen

    From the best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, essential listening for Catholics and all spiritual seekers   "Henri Nouwen's great gift is his modesty, never more touching than in With Burning Hearts." - America Magazine From mourning to discernment, from invitation to intimacy, and from community to the charge to go forth and witness, this work seeks a fuller understanding of the Eucharist through the story of the disciples on their way to Emmaus and calls us to experience the entire journey, to know that what we celebrate and what we are called to live are one and the same. Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, With Burning Hearts invites you to...read more

  • Henri Nouwen

    “During the past few years, various friends have asked me, ‘What do you mean when you speak about the spiritual life?' Every time this question has come up, I have wished I had a small and simple book which could offer the beginning of a response. I have felt that there was a place for a text that could be read within a few hours and could not only explain what the spiritual life is but also create a desire to live it. This feeling caused me to write Making All Things...read more

  • Henri Nouwen

    The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic...read more

  • Henri J. M. Nouwen

    “Timeless wisdom for life from one of the great spiritual masters of our age.”—James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage   In this never-before-published work of inspiration, the bestselling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world. At one of the lowest points in Henri Nouwen’s life, he gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawn from those talks, this new work reveals what sustained Nouwen to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and led him to become an icon of compassion...read more

  • Henri J. M. Nouwen

    Find hope in suffering in this lecture set by Henri Nouwen, one of the twentieth century’s great spiritual masters, as your guide. In our society, we learn to hide our grief, to suppress our joy, to fight darkness with darkness. We are like Jesus’ generation, to whom he says, “We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry” (Luke 7:32). Now, the spiritual master Henri Nouwen helps you practice healing through both suffering and joy. As you learn to embrace mourning as a means of healing, you will discover true life in the Spirit. You will embody one of the most powerful beatitudes: “Blessed are those who mourn.” In the first half of...read more

  • Henri J. M. Nouwen

    From the best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, essential listening for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers. You are no doubt familiar with beloved spiritual master Henri Nouwen, who published 40 highly influential books during his lifetime. Now you can glean additional insights from three edifying Nouwen works published posthumously. Each session was carefully prepared by Dr. Michael Christensen, an award-winning professor of Christian ministry and practice, and Dr. Rebecca Laird, who was Nouwen's student at Yale Divinity School. Each volume of The Nouwen Trilogy collects Nouwen's unpublished homilies, interviews, classes, and speeches, as well as excerpts...read more

  • Henri J. M. Nouwen

    Join one of the 20th century's most inspiring spiritual writers on a journey of self-discovery. Society teaches us to define ourselves by the things we have: belongings, education, experiences. Our inner worth depends on our surroundings, and, as the Gospels say, we "belong to the world." Spiritual master Henri Nouwen teaches you how to move beyond such traps and achieve a deeper sense of self. Nouwen draws upon his own experience of leaving a Harvard professorship to work with the disabled. His talks will inspire you with their combination of spiritual reflection, humor, and profound insight. You will begin by looking at your own obstacles, for as Nouwen says, "Only when you are willing...read more

  • Carolyn Whitney-Brown

    Henri Nouwen’s never-before-published story of his surprising friendship with a traveling trapeze troupe. During the last five years of his life, best-selling spiritual author Henri J. M. Nouwen became close to The Flying Rodleighs, a trapeze troupe in a traveling circus. Like Nouwen’s own life, a trapeze act is full of artistry, exhilarating successes, crushing failures and continual forgiveness. He wrote about his experience in a genre new to him: creative non-fiction.  In Flying, Falling, Catching, Nouwen's colleague and friend Carolyn Whitney-Brown presents his unpublished trapeze writings framed by the true story of his rescue through a hotel window by paramedics...read more

  • Henri J. M. Nouwen

    From the best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, essential listening for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers. We lead our spiritual lives in relationship with others. A faithful community gives us opportunities to worship, share burdens, offer forgiveness, and celebrate life. Wherever he went, Henri Nouwen created such communities, and within them, he offered spiritual direction.   Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith is part of The Nouwen Trilogy. These convenient audio sessions let you adopt Nouwen as your personal spiritual director. As you listen, you will come to see the spiritual life as...read more

  • Henri J. M. Nouwen

    Join one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century on the search for meaning. What does it really mean to live your life in the spirit of Jesus Christ? Tackle this question with Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), the author of such classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and Life of the Beloved. Perhaps no 20th-century spiritual thinker so profoundly captured the human experience as this Catholic priest and psychologist. Now, in this moving audio program, you have the rare opportunity to listen to Nouwen's voice. He powerfully draws upon his own struggles to show you how to move from loneliness to solitude, from hostility to hospitality, and from illusion to prayer. In...read more

  • Henri J.M. Nouwen

    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...read more

  • Henri J.M. Nouwen

    Home Tonight follows the path of Henri Nouwen's spiritual homecoming. More than three years prior to writing his great classic, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Nouwen suffered a personal breakdown followed by a time of healing solitude when he encountered Rembrandt's famous painting. Within his solitude he reflected on and identified with the parable's characters and experienced profound and inspiring life...read more

  • Henri J.M. Nouwen

    'This book is my secret journal,' Nouwen writes. At first, he had no intention of sharing this personal diary of the dark and difficult months when he felt all meaning in his life was missing and all ahead seemed a dark, bottomless abyss. In spite of his inner turmoil, Nouwen recorded the descent into his heart in these 63 journal entries. Friends persuaded him that sharing his painful soul-searching might help others who also struggle to embrace life with joy. Throughout his life, Nouwen longed for deeper relationships with others and with God. 'Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply,' he urges. While your heart may break, he says, you will then have a choice—to become bitter...read more

  • Henri J.M. Nouwen

     This powerful meditation illuminates the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke's Gospel. Nouwen discovers anew the reality that God's love is unconditional and shares his own spiritual journey with us. After an exhausting lecture circuit, Nouwen says he felt 'anxious, lonely, restless and very needy.' When he chanced upon a reproduction of Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son, the masterpiece was so powerful that he felt embraced by God's love as if he had 'come home.' He traveled to see the original painting in Russia and was profoundly inspired by the encounter.   In this audiobook, Nouwen shares his own experience as the wayward son as well as the vengeful older brother...read more

  • Henri J.M. Nouwen

    'Nouwen at his best.' —Best Sellers 'A lucid and profoundly simple book.' —America 'One's overall response to this book has to be 'Yes.' Yes, this describes a style of ministry desperately needed by all of us.' —The Christian Century What does it mean to be a minister in our modern world? In this hope-filled book, Nouwen offers a fresh interpretation of modern ministry. Here he offers inspiration to men and women who want to be of service in their Church or community but who have found the traditional ways of ministry alienating and ineffective. According to Nouwen, 'the minister is called to recognize the sufferings of his time in his own heart and make that...read more