11 quotes from Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: ‘To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert. This book review is about Henri Nouwen’s- Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Nouwen views our spiritual “ascent” as evolving in three movements. The first Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life Henri J. M. Nouwen.

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Reaching Out Henri Nouwen Limited preview – All in all, you might not agree with every little point by Nouwen, but such an approach would be missing the point. Hwnri book stimulated discussion and growth in our weekly spirit group.

A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom. Nouwen Image Books- Religion – pages 10 Reviews https: When we have the courage to let these realities come to our full attention, understand them and confess them, then they can slowly be converted into solitude, hospitality and prayer.

The thread that runs throughout the book responds to the question, “What does it mean to live a life in the Spirit of Jesus Christ? This is a book that, read carefully, has the potential to change how you function as a result of your faith. Every Christian needs to read this book in order to understand the nature of relationships and God’s plan for fellowship with one another.

Through academia, I’ve learned to read 30 pages per hour, but here every hour I read 3 pages. He frames concepts in an extraordinary way.


Don’t have a Kindle? Aug 05, Pages. In other words, by removing personal agendas and the need to fix and control others, an environment of discovery provides the hospitality necessary for others to find God Nouwen, More about Henri J. Easy reading that will trigger your hunger for spirituality, if it exists.

Nouwen No preview available – Nouwej author poignantly addresses the risk of manipulation when relationships hinge on conditions of intellectual compliance Nouwen, Please try again later. Account Options Sign in. Stay in Touch Sign up. Nouwen recommends listening to Scripture, spending alone time with God, and having a spiritual guide. Broken by a sinful Reaching Out is a rich book to be read, reread, pondered, and shared with others.

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Nouwen By Henri J. The final movement, from illusion to prayer, offers penetrating thoughts on the most mysterious relationship of all: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Share your thoughts with other customers. The second movement, from hostility to hospitality, reaches out to others. If we can avoid being desperate and impulsive, we can focus on others – and create free, receptive space for them to grow.

It is not a heavy read but is immensely profound.

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In particular, solitude nouden humanity to squelch its neediness and instead, promote solidarity with pain instead of judging, interpreting, and advising Nouwen, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

I’ve completed this, my first Nouwen book, with the conviction that I waited far too long to begin reading this author!

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Pastors should be not people with answers, but people who are able to listen. Based on the theological principle of idolatry and the psychological principle of detachment, the author succinctly communicates the risks of attempting to fulfill human longings with other individuals. My current order is for a book study with women. Reaching Out is a rich book to be read, reread, pondered, and shared with others.

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The three movements of the spiritual life. I also use this book in my counseling with people who have addictions, mental health and tram concerns. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

A must-read, for anyone with an appetite for soul-searching. The awareness of our impurity in thoughts, words and deeds can indeed put us in a remorseful mood and create in us the hope for a forgiving gesture. First, organizationally, one wonders whether the third movement is actually a first movement.

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