Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living by Henri J.M. Nouwen




Review: You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Convergent
2017

If you aren’t familiar with the work of Henri Nouwen this compilation from his writings, talks, and letters, as the introduction tells us, will introduce you to him.  If you have read Nouwen before this will remind you over and again how sensitive and loving he was.  And how he demonstrated his ability to speak the truth in love. 

I have browsed randomly through many of the entries and each one touched me in some way.  The readings are brief, but not without deep content.  A simple line or two from one of the readings says, “The resurrection does not solve our problems about dying and death…. But it does reveal to us that, in deed, love is stronger than death.”  (104).  

I am glad to have discovered this book and intend to use regularly.  I recommend it to you as well.  It does contain a list of works cited at the end with the information listed by day that a person needs to track the excerpt.  Sort of a standard, but still nice to have in case the reader wants more from a work.  
  
I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.




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