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Love in the open hand

Item consists of a book of quotes in which Nouwen has contributed five excerpts from With Open Hands and Reaching Out : The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life regarding reaching out, pain, noise, compassion, prayer, and healing.

Spiritual direction: an invitation to abundant life

Item consists of a book written by Francis W. Vanderwall for which Nouwen has written the foreword and expressed his praise for it being "gutsy." He states, in part, that "[in] the midst of our violent, harsh and often merciless world this gentle, compassionate, non-judgmental and caring book is a true treasure."

Soul friend: the practice of Christian spirituality

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the introduction, stating in part that this encouraging book "reclaims the centrality of spiritual direction in ministry." Someone has penciled in corrections to the introduction.

Compassion: a reflection on the Christian life

Item consists of a book which Nouwen co-wrote with McNeill and Morrison about compassion. The book has been divided into the following: Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: The Compassionate God, 1 God-with-Us, 2 Servant God, 3 Obedient God; Part Two: The Compassionate Life, 4 Community, 5 Displacement, 6 Togetherness; Part Three: The Compassionate Way, 7 Patience, 8 Prayer, 9 Action; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes.
As is stated on the front jacket flap: "In this provocative book of meditations, three teachers of pastoral theology challenge us to make God's compassion manifest through the disciplines of prayer and action."

Desert wisdom: sayings from the desert fathers

Item consists of a photocopy of an introduction which Nouwen wrote while in Peru and in which he stated in part: ". . .this book is a work of love, the fruit of a deep friendship and a way of whispering into your ears what Abba Bessarion whispered into the ears of Abba Doulas: 'God is here, and God is everywhere.'"

Space for God: the study and practice of prayer and spirituality

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the preface, stating in part that the book "creates space for God." Nouwen also states that it "is a hopeful sign of this mystery of gratitude." As well, within the chapter "An Invitation" the author expresses his appreciation for Nouwen's inspiring words and thoughts which he was sure had crept into what he has written.

Lazarus interlude: a story of God's healing love in a moment of ministry

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the introduction, stating in part that the book "says much about loneliness, fear, despair, and the deep human need for love. But it says even more about the mysterious possibility of letting these painful human experiences become gateways to the unlimited love of God."

Celibate loving: encounter in three dimensions

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen contributes the chapter beginning on p. 158 titled: "Celibacy and the Holy" in which he talks in part about "celibacy as a way of life that makes us more available to our fellow human beings, that encourages us to share our gifts with many people, and that makes us more able to move freely to different places where the human needs ask most urgently for pastoral responses . . ." (p. 173).

Gratefulness, the heart of prayer: an approach to life in fullnes

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part that the book "throws a ray of light in our dark world and makes us see that we can live here and now as people who can be constantly surprised and who can let an 'inch of surprise become a mile of gratefulness.'"

Living with apocalypse: spiritual resources for social compassion

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen is interviewed in the chapter beginning on p. 15 titled: "A Conversation with Henri J.M. Nouwen" in which he talks about many subjects including living with the poor in Peru, divine gifts, protest, peacemakers, the mystical life, identity, and suffering.

Feed my sheep: sermons on contemporary issues in pastoral care

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has contributed the chapter beginning on p. 13 titled: "Insight and Availability" which first appeared in the book: Creative Ministry. He states in part: "Pastoral care means in the final analysis: offering your own life-experience to your fellow human beings and, as Paul Simon sings, to lay yourself down like a bridge over troubled water."

The Church is all of you: thoughts of Archbishop Oscar Romero

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: "I pray that those who will read this book and allow the words of Oscar Romero to enter into their innermost being will also sense that something new is happening in them."

The communion of love

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part that "The awareness that this book will offer that divine space ["a new and open space where God dwells and invites me to dwell with him"] to many of my brothers and sisters in Christ fills me with great joy and gratitude."

Modern spirituality: an anthology

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen, Donald P. McNeill, and Douglas A. Morrison have written Chapter 12, beginning on p. 106, titled: "Action" which is a selection from their book Compassion.

Man and woman he made them

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part his hope that when the reader finishes reading this book "[y]ou will come to a new and moving vision of God, who loved us so much that he came to dwell among us and make a true home here with us."

Vanier, Jean

Modern spirituality: an anthology

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen, Donald P. McNeill, and Douglas A. Morrison have written Chapter 12, beginning on p. 106, titled: "Action" which is a selection from their book Compassion.

Journal: be my witnesses

Item consists of a book in which, on p. 61 "Going Forth", Nouwen has contributed a poem from With Open Hands regarding hope.

Roots and wings: Dreamers and doers of the Christian family movement

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: "It is a great joy for me to recommend this book to the reader because in it I see a strong affirmation that claiming God's gifts, trusting in the power of love and acting in faith are the ways to live a fruitful life in the midst of a power hungry world."

Border regions of faith: an anthology of religion and social change

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written Chapter 42, beginning on p. 347, titled: "Christ of the Americas." The article was first published in America, 102 (April 21, 1984), and reflects, in part, on his feeling that "in order to come to know the living Christ among the people in the northern part of the Americas, I had to be willing to expose myself to the way the living Christ reveals Himself in the southern part of the Americas."

Liberation thinking: an evangelical assessment

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written Chapter 4, beginning on p. 23, titled: "Liberation: Freedom to love". The chapter represents excerpts from Nouwen's prologue to Gutierrez' book: We Drink from Our Own Wells, in which he speaks directly to several of the issues of "Venezuelian Agenda."

Rule for a new brother

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, describing the book, among other things, as "a contemporary expression of this need for boundaries."

The way of living faith: a spirituality of liberation

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: "Segundo Galilea has not simply written a book to help Latin American Christians with their spiritual life. He has developed a Christian spirituality that gladly receives the new insight and 'passion' of the people of God learned in their long, hard journey toward freedom."

Van Gogh and God: a creative spiritual quest

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: "I am deeply grateful that Van Gogh and God has been written and I am convinced that those who read it will find in Vincent a lasting spiritual companion."

Caring for the Commonweal: education for religious and public life

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written Chapter 5, beginning on p. 93, titled: "Theology as Doxology: Reflections on Theological Education." He stated in part: "I . . . realize that [the theological moments that God's Word really broke through to my own and my students' hearts] were indeed moments of doxology in which knowing God, loving God, and praising God became one" (p. 109).

Dictionary of pastoral care and counselling

Item consists of a photocopy of the title page and a definition Nouwen co-wrote with J. Imbach for "God's Will, Acceptance of." He included a section titled: "1. A Life According to God's Will" and "2. Pastoral Implications."

Guiding stars: a sampler of quilters' favorite quotations

Item consists of a book in which the following quotation on p. 63 from Nouwen is included as a favourite of Elaine Miles. "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares."

Seeds of hope: a faith journey

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the introduction, stating in part: "In this book that so clearly shows the destructive powers of death, Phil Grout offers us a radical testimony to the God of Jesus, who is the God of life."

Praying for peace

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has contributed, on p. 49-50, a prayer titled: "The Bitter Cup."

From brokenness to community

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: ". . . much of what he said [at the Harvard Divinity School] radiated the same spirit as the Harvard lectures published in this book. It is a spirit of simplicity, a spirit of gratitude, a spirit of celebration, fed by a deep love for the poor."

Vanier, Jean

Is God deaf?: a meditation on prayer

Item consists of a book in which a quote from Nouwen appears on the cover: "By a man who has guided many men and women in their spiritual journeys, and has acquired keen insights into the fears, hesitations, and inhibitions that prevent us from tasting and seeing the goodness of the Lord."

A seven day journey with Thomas Merton

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, reflecting on his own visit with Merton and a friend, Joe Ahearn, in 1966. Nouwen concludes in part: "When I read Esther de Waal's [book] I said to myself: 'What better guide can there be than this earthy, yet so spiritual man, whom I met with my friend Joe at the pond in Gethsemani.'"

Meditations before mass

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: "Readers will encounter in these reflections one of the most important spiritual writers of this century, and will realize that although the liturgy of the Eucharist underwent major changes in recent decades, God's great gift to us continues to be the real grace of Christ's presence among us in the Mass."

Lessons of the heart: celebrating the rhythms of life

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen has written the foreword, stating in part: "The beauty of Lessons of the Heart is that it makes little things shine brightly. . . . [It] is a truly hopeful book, a book that opens our eyes to see the mystery of God right where we are."

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