Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry

Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry


Author: Henri J M Nouwen
Publisher: Ave Maria
ISBN: 9781594710810
Format: Disc
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In these three presentations, Henri Nouwen shows ministers in parishes, schools, universities, hospitals, and prisons how solitude, silence, and prayer provide the foundation of effective, Christ-centred ministry. Drawing upon the wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers of the fourth and fifth centuries, Nouwen helps ministers understand their susceptibility to contemporary ambitions and temptations. His thoughtful insights will help those who minister remain vital and enthusiastic witnesses to Christ.Henri J M Nouwen, Author

Henri J M Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L


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