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Discernment

Reading the Signs of Daily Life
Nouwen, Henri J. M. (Book - 2013 )
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Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life features the wisdom that spiritual leader and counselor Henri J. M. Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every Christian and seeker: What should I do with my life? Nouwen emphasizes listening to 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 God's plan. Although the late Henri J. M. Nouwen counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of discernment were never collected into a single volume. Now, in association with the Nouwen Legacy Trust, Michael Christensen--one of Nouwen's longtime students--and Rebecca Laird have taken his coursework, journals, and unpublished writings to create this and other books in the series exploring God's will for your life.
Authors: Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Title: Discernment
reading the signs of daily life
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperOne,, c2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xxix, 223 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Embracing the practice in solitude and community
Distinguishing spirits of truth and falsehood
Read the way forward
Read the book of nature
Pay attention to people in your path
Discern the signs of the times
Test the call: discerning vocation
Open your heart: discerning divine presence
Remember who you are: discerning identity
Know the time: when to act, when to wait, when to be led
Discerning the hidden wholeness
Appendix A. We drink from our own wells: discernment and liberation / Henri Nouwen
Appendix B. Henri Nouwen on hearing a deeper beat / Michael J. Christensen
Appendix C. Spiritual friendship and mutual discernment / Robert A. Jonas.
Local Note: 15 53 118 148 152 210 211 244
ISBN: 0061686166
9780061686160
0061686158
9780061686153
Statement of Responsibility: Henri J. M. Nouwen, with Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Discernment (Christian theology)
Topical Term: Discernment (Christian theology)
LCCN: 2013004593
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