Nouwen insightfully considers the many faces of intimacy: in interpersonal relationships, in the life of a celibate priest or in the community of religious, with God during moments of celebration and silent prayer. The discussion in Intimacy is concise and...
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Nouwen insightfully considers the many faces of intimacy: in interpersonal relationships, in the life of a celibate priest or in the community of religious, with God during moments of celebration and silent prayer. The discussion in Intimacy is concise and open; the directions proposed by Henri J. M. Nouwen have profound implications for understanding this most basic of human needs.
Is love a possibility within our reach? ^ "We probably have wondered in our many lonesome moments if there is one corner in this competitive, demanding world where it is safe to be relaxed, to expose ourselves to someone else, and to give unconditionally. It might be very small and hidden. But if this corner exists, it calls for a search through the complexities of our human relationships in order to find it." ^ -- from "Intimacy" ^Writing from his vast experience as a pastoral counselor, Henri Nouwen addresses the basic question, "How can I find a creative and fulfilling intimacy in my relationship with God an my fellow human beings?" He conducts a rich and insightful exploration into the balance between intimacy and distance, the problems in trying to develop lasting and productive relationships on all levels, and the connections between intimacy and sexuality, pray, faith, and the mental well-being of the minister. "Intimacy" is an essential resource for anyone struggling to
The internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. He corresponded regularly in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish with hundreds of friends and reached out to thousands through his Eucharistic celebrations, lectures and retreats. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy. Nouwen's books have sold over two million copies and been published in over 22 languages. His books include The Return Of The Prodigal Son, Here And Now: Living In The Spirit, In The Name Of Jesus: Reflections On Christian Leadership.- Publisher.