Item description for Walking With Henri Nouwen: A Reflective Journey by Robert Waldron...
Overview Written in journal form as a preparation for a retreat on Henri Nouwen, one of the most revered spiritual writers and guides of our time, this engaging book examines themes of brokenness transcended and integrated into Christian wholeness. Waldron takes full measure of Nouwen's often conflicted personal nature--struggles with loneliness, rejection, depression and sexuality--and professional--from brilliant tenure as a pastoral psychologist at Yale, Harvard and Notre Dame, to his call to personal ministry to the profoundly mentally and physically disabled at L'Arche Daybreak in Canada. He augments it with in-depth accounts of Nouwen's literary works, his interest in painting, iconography, music, and clowning. The result is this poignant, multifaceted work that resounds in its chief conceit--the "walk" or journey toward wholeness is achieved through the balm of healing that we receive when we follow Jesus' example and take on the crosses of the broken and weak. Students and scholars of art, literature, psychology, and religion, followers of Nouwen, retreatants, and the general public, will find this work compelling. Highlights: * A fascinating read, as well as a call to a code of conduct embracing the Christian way of the cross. * A font of information on Nouwen's seminal works, including: The Return of the Prodigal Son, Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons, The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom, Genesee Diary, Sabbatical Journey, Clowning in Rome, as well as Michael Ford's Wounded Prophet, A Portrait of H. M. Nouwen, Shakespeare's King Lear, the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, the spirituality of Thomas Merton, and much more. * Tackles sensitive questions of sexuality.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.2" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809141612 ISBN13 9780809141616
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More About Robert Waldron
Robert Waldron is the author of several books - this is his second on the theme of depression, the first being A Blue Hope. He has also written extensively on the life and work of Thomas Merton. He lectures on Merton, has written for several literary and religious journals, and directs Merton and Nouwen retreats in his home are of New England, USA.