A Spirituality of Living
The third book in the Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series
, A Spirituality of Living
has just been released by Upper Room Books!
Here is what this third gem in the series will explore:
What’s the secret to living a spiritual life? So much is happening in our world that we often get distracted and listen to voices other than the voice of God. “If we want to be disciples of Jesus, we have to live a disciplined life,” Nouwen asserts. In the spiritual life, discipline requires conscious effort to keep every area in life from being filled up. It means creating space in our life for God to act and speak. Nouwen identifies 3 essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship: solitude, community, and ministry.
In solitude we learn to listen to God through prayer. We realize that we are beloved sons and daughters of God. In community we learn to celebrate, as well as to practice vulnerability and forgiveness. After we have experienced solitude and community, we feel God’s call to minister to a hurting world. God empowers us to do amazing things.
This encouraging, insightful book will inspire you to practice solitude, community, and ministry. The result, Nouwen promises, is a fruitful, Spirit-filled life.
I know introverts who give priority to solitude. I know others who find strength in community. And I know busy colleagues in ministry who find time for neither solitude nor community. In his life, and now in his words, Henri Nouwen brings all three together—solitude, community, ministry—in a triad of spiritual health.
Best-selling author of many books, including What Good Is God?
and What’s So Amazing About Grace?
I knew Henri personally, and like few friends, he knew how to say pious things in a profound way, seemingly impersonal things in a personal way, and offer serious challenges in a way that made you say, “Thank you!” He does it again in this fine book.
—Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Center for Action and Contemplation
Albuquerque, New Mexico
ABOUT THE SERIES EDITOR
John S. Mogabgab, special projects editor at Upper Room Books and founding editor of Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life, worked with Nouwen from 1975–1980 as his teaching, research, and editorial assistant.