Item description for The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence by Henri J. M. Nouwen...
Overview A gift-sized edition of the best-selling inspirational guide outlines a spiritual path that considers the virtues of solitude, silence, and prayer, sharing the author's reflections on how to reconnect with the things that really matter in a life. Reprint.
Publishers Description Since it was first published more than twenty years ago, "The Way of the Heart" has helped millions of men and women cast off the anger and greed that trouble the world-and find love, compassion, and peace in the heart of God. Inspired by the ancient teachings of St. Anthony and the Desert Fathers, "The Way of the Heart" clears before us a spiritual path consisting of three stepping-stones: Solitude (learning not to be alone but to be alone with God); Silence (the discipline by which the inner fire of God is tended and kept alive); and Prayer (standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart). Distinguished theologian Henri Nouwen brilliantly illuminates each of these disciplines. In reflections that are beautifully clear and practical, as uplifting on the fourth reading as on the first, he helps us separate the wheat from the chaff in our spiritual lives-and reconnects us with what truly matters. Within this one small book lies the most relevant and inspiring challenge that we shall ever face: to surrender the compulsive noise of the world for the way of the heart that leads us to God.
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Studio: Ballantine Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.22" Width: 5.14" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Dec 2, 2003
Publisher Ballantine Books
Edition Revised and
ISBN 0345463358 ISBN13 9780345463357
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More About 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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Way of the Heart?
A really interesting book Feb 17, 2007
This book is about how people who are engaged in active work to help others also need to spend time in prayer with God so that they can be more peaceful and more in touch with who they are and who they need to be.
nobody Jan 3, 2007
This is a book that should be required reading in highschool or maybe earlier.
Disappointing... Apr 28, 2006
Had I previously investigated the author and the content, I wouldn't have purchased WOTH. Nouwen draws heavily from the "Desert Fathers," a group of hermits who lived in a Middle Eastern wilderness during the Middle Ages. They based their philsophy and practice of spirituality not only on the Bible (which is why I awarded two stars instead of one) but from eastern mysticism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. If you want to learn more about the beliefs of these mystics, it's an excellent sourcebook. As a reformational Christian, there wasn't much in this book I can recommend to those seeking to know the God of the Bible.
Beautifully written Jan 15, 2004
Hernri J.M. Nouwen writes with a deep understanding of the Desert Fathers and thier fundamental beliefs. He illustrates how to use thier knowledge of solitude, silence and prayer in simple ways to apply to our daily lives. It is in itself a great comfort to read. For those who are trobled, in any kind of situation, the practices that he describes offers the light of hope.
Peace Aug 18, 2002
This tiny volume whispers truth to the soul suffering from spiritual clamor. Take and read, drink in slowly, and absorb the peace.