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The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality
About the Author
Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other spiritual classics. He taught psychology and pastoral theology at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard universities before becoming 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.
Praise for The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers…
“Clear, precise, biblically founded guidance...Skillfully blends knowledge of psychological growth with the great Christian traditions.” -Commonweal
“Brings desert spirituality to bear upon the contemporary scene. ... Hauntingly relevant for us today.” -Christianity Today
“Gemlike in its clarity.” -The Christian Century
“Inspiring, to the point, and eminently practical in his advice about living spiritually in the world of today.” -Spiritual Book News
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.” -Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking