Sabbatical Journey

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Sabbatical Journey

The Diary of His Final Year

The complete, unabridged journal of Nouwen’s last year of life. His struggles and joys, and hopes and fears come into vivid relief as each moment unfolds. An intimate encounter with the beloved spiritual guide who has inspired millions of readers.

Nouwen wrote in his journal every day of the one-year sabbatical that concluded three weeks before his unexpected death. Full of reflections on prayer, friendship, intimacy, and the practical realities of a spiritual life, this influential author’s last work draws us near to his heart.

Discover, through the recounting of personal daily events, the culmination of a life a deep devotion, earnest seeking, and  quiet contemplation.

Reviews and endorsements

“Only Thomas Merton and C. S. Lewis have had a comparable impact on Christian spirituality in the United States.”
America Magazine

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“This book is an indicator of the spiritual ferment taking place among God’s people today.”
Catholic New Times


"Henri Nouwen is the most inspiring spiritual guide of our time."
Dan Wakefield

9780824518783
Paperback / 240 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
CROSSROAD, 2000