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Friday, August 19, 2016

Love, Henri

I will take any opportunity to read a book by Henri S J Nouwen. I was introduced to his writing in 2003, and through reading his books, I have grown spiritually, and this book will do that. Henri grew up in the Netherlands, where he entered the priesthood. He passed away in Canada in 1996, but in the intervening years, he wrote prolifically. Now, a collection of his letters have been anthologized in this book Love, Henri. There are many little quotes and little bits of wisdom that taken to heart will help the reader grow spiritually. It's a lovely book, giving the reader insight into the life of a lovely man, too soon gone from us.
I hope that all the misery in the country and the world in general will deepen your hope for the Kingdom of God.

...there is not such a thing as an uncommitted ministry. As Christian ministers we are called to speak and act in the name of Jesus Christ.

Brene Brown
wrote a great foreward to the book and really sets up the book with a great background on Henri, and allows the reader to see where Henri came from on a spiritual basis.

This is a Five Star Book

My thanks to Convergent Books for allowing me to read and review this book.

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