Item description for Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life by Henri J. Nouwen & Dan Cashman...
Overview "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 I could offer the beginning of a response. I have felt that there was a place for a text that could be read withing a few hours and coul dnot only explain what the spiritual life is but also create a desire to live it. This feeling caused me to write Making All Things New..."
Publishers Description 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 New... The beginning of the spiritual life is often difficult not only because the powers which cause us to worry are so strong but also because the presence of God's Spirit seems barely noticeable. If, however, we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, a new hunger will make itself known. This new hunger is the first sign of God's presence. When we remain attentive to this divine presence, we will be led always deeper into the kingdom. There, to our joyful surprise
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Studio: Hovel Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Hovel Audio
ISBN 1596445173 ISBN13 9781596445178
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More About Henri J. Nouwen & Dan Cashman
Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, The Return of the Prodigal Son, and many other bestsellers. 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.
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making all things new Nov 12, 2008
very insightful for people who worry! who does not worry? as long as we are still human being, we worry all the time. but Nouwen gives a balanced explanation about worry and use it as a useful step toward a spiritual life, to feel and experience God's presence and grow in it, which resulted in being able to present ourselves to others in community. Community of worry will become community of Kingdom of God. JBP.
Making All Things New Nov 11, 2008
An enjoyable introduction to the spiritual life. while it may seem a bit basic for well read Nouwen fans, we often need to return to basics. Certainly this book has an abundance of foundational insights. Blessings
A Must Have May 22, 2007
This book by my favorite religious author is a must have for anyone interested in creating a life based upon solid Christian teachings. It's written in Nouwen's wonderfully readable, understandable style yet contains his usual keen spiritual insight.
One of Nouwen's Best Mar 7, 2007
In this book, Nouwen writes that the key to living a spiritual life is by understanding the difference between being busy and being fulfilled. In our modern life, he writes, "There is always something else we should have remembered, done or said...Thus, although we are very busy, we also have a lingering feeling of never really fulfilling our obligations."
The solution is not a change of place, or partner, or promise. The solution lies in a change of heart. Nouwen suggests making your priorities the engine of your actions, rather than your actions the engine of your priorities. Making your spiritual center your true center will go a long way toward making your life fulfilling, rather than just full.
Living In The Active Spirit Feb 12, 2003
This is one of Nouwen's shorter books and can be read in a couple of hours. It is written in three primary sections as many of his books are structured: "All These Other Things", "His Kingdom First", and "Set Your Hearts". I found the first section to be the best. He successfully illustrates numerous things in our lives that leave us "filled, yet unfulfilled". He touches on worry, depression and resentment. He gives wonderful guidance in centering our busy lives with a focus on the Kingdom. Nouwen successfully illustrates that even the busy and worry filled life can be the spiritual life if it is lived in the "active presence of God's Spirit".