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Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life [Paperback]

By Henri J. M. Nouwen (Author)
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Draws on three moments in the life of Jesus to illustrate the need for solitude to find the courage to follow God's will. Reissue.

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Invites readers to reflect on the tension between the desire for solitude, and the demands of contemporary life. This work reminds, that it was in solitude that Jesus found the courage to follow God's will, and shows that fruitful love and service must spring from a living relationship with God.

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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Pages   63
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.8" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2004
Publisher   AVE MARIA PRESS #554
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0877934959  
ISBN13  9780877934950  

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More About Henri J. M. Nouwen

Henri J. M. Nouwen Donald McNeill is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Don taught theology and developed service learning programs at the University of Notre Dame for three decades where he helped found the Center for Social Concerns. He is currently a Senior Fellow living and ministering in Chicago with the Metropolitan Chicago initiative of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies.
Douglas A. Morrison is a priest of the Archdiocese of Hatford whose background includes parish, hospital and pastoral conseling ministries as well as college and university teaching and administration. He is presently Deputy Director and CEO of Unity Health Care, Inc., whose mission is to provide health and human services to the homeless and underserved in Washington D.C.
Henri Nouwen was a priest of the Archdiocese of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers, and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy. Henri taught at the University of Notre Dame, and the Divinity Schools of Yale and Harvard. In 1986 Nouwen came to make his home at L'Arche Daybreak near Toronto, Canada. He died suddenly on September 21, 1996. in Holland and is buried in King City, Ontario.
Joel Filartiga, a medical doctor in Paraguay, drew the illustrations for this book in memory of his seventeen-year-old son, Joelito, who was tortured to death by a police squad in 1976.

Henri J. M. Nouwen was born in 1932 and died in 1996.

Henri J. M. Nouwen has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Campion Book
  2. Crossroad Book
  3. Henri Nouwen Spirituality
  4. Modern Spiritual Masters

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Help from a Master  May 20, 2008
I was re-introduced to Henri J. M. Nouwen during Easter Vigil this year. Our Priest Fr. Al Pruitt or perhaps his wife Elanor had left some books for us to read and pray with during our assigned time. Henri J. M. Nouwen's books were among those I chose, and I was moved deeply as I read Out of Solitude. My reaction was to buy several books by Henri J. M. Nouwen, and I have been enriched by each one. Christian mysticism is encouraged, expalined, and blessed by these writings.
Great book for contemplation  May 26, 2007
During my fast, and contemplation, times and again, I'm drawn to this little book.

It is a great book. This little book slowly, bit by bit, through 3 meditations on Christ, directs my mind from the "secular world" to Christ. It draws me to silence, to face myself, to God, and to caring for others and hope for the future.

It takes me to a journey and after that, I am filled with constance and strength.
This work will challenge your walk with Christ  Jun 28, 2006
Outstanding work. This book will cause you to stop and look at your relationship with Christ. Nouwen's words will touch you deeply in your inner man.
A nice little book for your own spiritual retreat.  Sep 8, 2001
This is a small book, almost a pamphlet, so it works very nicely for readings during a quiet retreat. Nouwen reminds us of the importance of solitude for service. The book is composed of a few sermons he gave at Yale and is one of those books where you'll find yourself wanting to excerpt quotes to stick on the wall by your computer. I'll give you one as an example: "It is in this solitude that we discover that being is more important than having, and that we are worth more than the result of our efforts." The book is an affirmation.
Great read, information is valuable in all aspects of life.  Jul 2, 2001
This was a very informative and a very simple read. In a nutshell, it defines how important solitude is in terms of how we can't get caught up impressing life judges. Also, "It teaches us", not to become restless of our actions for our only way of aquiring self pride.

Henri also shows people how to be glad by applying the example of jesus to your life. Also, to deal with the challenges which God applies for you, only to make youself stronger.

I find it amazing that he could put all this very enlighting material into this very short read. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about life. To various people who want to find the ticket to extreme happiness, this book is for you!


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