Life of The Beloved
Spiritual Living In A Secular World
The prologue frames the background leading to the publication of this unique volume. A close-knit friendship with a young friend who styles himself a "secular Jew" leads to a pressing request of the author to "...speak a word of hope to people who no longer (come) to churches or synagogues and for whom priests and rabbis (are) no longer the obvious counselors." Only after much resistance does the author comply. There is a Catch-22 at the end of the story, but it would be unfair to readers to rob them of the surprise awaiting them in the epilogue.
(Crossroad, 1992, Pp.119. Also available in audio format. It is the only book Henri Nouwen recorded.)
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