Discernment has ratings and 63 reviews. Naomi said: The third of a posthumously published trilogy planned by Nouwen, the publishers recommend _Discer. In his 40 books on spirituality, Henri J. M. Nouwen touched upon discernment but never got around to putting his thoughts all together in one volume. Now in. In one of Nouwen’s earlier discernment journals, Gracias, the author records his spiritual struggle to ascertain whether God was calling him to.

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Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life: Henri J. M. Nouwen: : Books

Before this one, I’ve read 3 of Nouwen’s discern,ent, all of them enchanting, fascinating and down to the ground. It also offers a look at how Nouwen “practiced what he preached” by detailing some of the ways Nouwen himself discerned Christ’s presence in his life and led him on his own journey. Life-giving and beautiful, yet practical and wise, he invites all those who doubt, feel lost, wounded or broken to discover the beating heart of love at the center of world.

Where they were more “instructional” sounding in nature, this one was much more personal and I would forget at times that it wasn’t his autobiography. So again, the practice of discernment is the practice of listening; it’s more an act of submission rather than discovering the route of more control.

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This is one of those books that are “game changers” in my mind. Christensen is coauthor of Discernment: What a great privilege to learn from this spiritual leader! You are mine and Discrnment am yours and you belong to me.


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Nouwen emphasizes listening discwrnment the Word of God—in our hearts, in the Bible, in the community of faith, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern G Discernment: Don’t have a Kindle? Although good to read for the individual, this book seems more suitable for community, an ideal Nouwen promotes. Top Content This Week. Through his vulnerabilities, Nouwen shows the readers how deep the Father’s love for us lolalso his love for Jesus is easily discovered between the lines.

And every other love will be partial, will be real, but limited, will be painful. As Nouwsn continue my pilgrimage on this earth, Henri Nouwen is one of my favorite guides. Discernment disceernment new priorities, directions, and gifts from God.

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In one paragraph, he will be presenting material on discernment in line with his own This book felt Discernment grows out of the life of faith rooted in community. I did fin Good for Group Study Each chapter concludes with a set of questions. However, with the constant changes of my life and feeling perplexed about God and His will, I picked it up again and found it so encouraging and inspiring. Again, as with the first two books in this trilogy, it is suggested that the book be read in community and I think that would be an awesome thing.

Following the Movements of the Spirit. We need each other. The most helpful part of this book for me was essay on discernment by Michael J. It reads in places like a diary of a late-life memoir. Nov 08, Craig Bergland rated it liked it Shelves: Some chapters of the book are highly connected to his Catholic background where I first found a bit hard to connect with, but all the points he has shone new light on my understanding on the apostles.


Henri Nouwen’s spiritual maturity will be felt all throughout the book. Jul 10, Bonnie Niu rated it it was amazing. Many of the most illuminating flourishes from Nouwen are spelled out and contextualized more thoroughly in his earlier works.

And, as such, I think it is a very useful addition to the Nouwen bibliography. Reading this book, I found myself wishing I could have known him in person. Get to Know Us.

Reflection questions at the end of Living your purpose in kairos time Not all theoretical practices but author shares his own experience of discernment, of how discernment is an act in waiting passionof how we should first know who we are beloved child of God before we asked what is God’s purpose for us. I highly recommend not only this book, but any Henri Nouwen book.

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His spirituality was influenced by many, notably by his friendship with Jean Vanier. I found that nouwdn anger and my desire to be special and to be admired all bubbled up in my times of solitude. It is a helpful book for anyone considering discernment in its many guises and connects the reader with the spirit of Nouwen’s teachings on the subject.

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