Henri J.M. Nouwen was a world-renowned spiritual guide, counselor, and bestselling author of over forty books that many today consider spiritual classics. 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.
"In this quietly written call to follow the way of Christian
spirituality, Nouwen emphasizes the necessity for a personal
program of contemplative solitude and for the individual's
involvement in a community of like-seeking
Praise for Henri J. M. Nouwen: "Nouwen skillfully blends his knowledge of psychological growth with the great Christian traditions of spiritual development."--Commonweal
"[Henri Nouwen] offers faith in plain speech, solid nourishment for the soul."--Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk
"An instructive and gentle book. Henri Nouwen does more than tell us that solitude and community are essential for the spiritual life. His words impart a spirit that will better enable his readers to provide themselves with these seemingly contradictory necessities."--Elizabeth O'Connor, author of Journey Inward, Journey Outward