A Spirituality of Living
The Henri Nouwen Spirituality SeriesJohn S. Mogabgab, Henri J. M. Nouwen • March 2012
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.
John S. Mogabgab was the founding editor of Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life, serving in that role for 25 years. As special projects editor for Upper Room Books from 2010 until his death in 2014, he oversaw the completion of the Henri Nouwen Series and A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God. From 1975–1980 John was Henri Nouwen’s teaching, research, and editorial assistant at Yale Divinity School.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1096-8
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1162-0
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: March 2012
Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 8 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 64
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
—Philip Yancey Author of *The Jesus I Never Knew,** *What’s So Amazing About Grace?** and many other books 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