Life of the Beloved

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Life of the Beloved

Spiritual Living in a Secular World

An invitation to acknowledge our brokenness and awaken to the abiding love that God has for us, this classic explains the spiritual life in simple terms, avoiding theology and technical language. One of Nouwen’s greatest legacies to seekers of all backgrounds.

This work began as a conversation between friends. Fred Batman, a secular journalist and writer, asked Henri Nouwen to write a book that explained the spiritual life in terms that he and other friends living a fast-paced, city life could understand. Nouwen plumbs the depths of what is most personal and vital in his own Christian faith and shares it in a masterpiece that transcends religious barriers and speaks to the universal truth of the divine.

Reviews and endorsements

“What does it mean to live as God’s beloved? In this short book, Henri Nouwen explores this question, describing to an unbelieving friend how embracing our identity as a beloved child of God transforms our lives and the way we make decisions.”
Discipleship Journal

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"Anyone who is searching for the Spirit of God in the world today will benefit from reading it."
—Horizons

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“Nouwen’s prose is refreshingly straightforward and jargon-free . . . For those unfamiliar with his work, this latest volume is a wonderful place to begin. For others who have benefited from Nouwen’s insights, Life of the Beloved will be welcomed as yet another significant achievement.”
Circuit Rider

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"Gentle and searching. This Crossroad book is a spiritual primer for anyone seeking God."
The Other Side

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"A beautiful and sensitive book that reaches out to the believer."
Church and Synagogue Library Association

“What does it mean to live as God’s beloved? In this short book, Henri Nouwen explores this question, describing to an unbelieving friend how embracing our identity as a beloved child of God transforms our lives and the way we make decisions.”
Discipleship Journal

,

"Anyone who is searching for the Spirit of God in the world today will benefit from reading it."
—Horizons

,

“Nouwen’s prose is refreshingly straightforward and jargon-free . . . For those unfamiliar with his work, this latest volume is a wonderful place to begin. For others who have benefited from Nouwen’s insights, Life of the Beloved will be welcomed as yet another significant achievement.”
Circuit Rider

,

"Gentle and searching. This Crossroad book is a spiritual primer for anyone seeking God."
The Other Side

,

"A beautiful and sensitive book that reaches out to the believer."
Church and Synagogue Library Association


9780824519865
Paperback / 160 pages
CROSSROAD, 2002

Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2