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The Way of the Heart Audiobook

The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry

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Here is the modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality.

Previously recorded by Henri Nouwen as Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry.

©1991 Henri J. M. Nouwen; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    "Be prepared to be challenged!"

    This book will challenge all you ever thought you knew about Solitude, Silence and Prayer. It is a book that needs to be revisited over and over again. Read this book if you are seeking a deep, meaningful relationship with God, and your fellow man.

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  • Minda
    Wheaton, IL, United States
    15/07/11
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    "Very enlightening!"

    Will need to listen to it again, this time in my study with a pen and paper ready!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    14/12/15
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    "Inclusion requires heart!"

    Nouwen gathers it together: simplicity of the mind, oneness in the spirit, and inclusiveness of the heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    30/03/15
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    "Great"

    Very informative. I enjoyed the entire text. I am looking forward to implant ting the principals discussed and taught. Thank you for providing this book in audio form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dfmteacher
    20/02/15
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    "Loving"

    A loving exhortation to love through the disciplines. And practical steps to turn our minds back to the foundational work. Robertson Dean has a lovely deep voice and interprets Nouwen's work as calm and reassuring. This book is not yet in ebook form so if you want it handy and for easy frequent instruction this audio book is the simplest way to keep it readily accessible.

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  • Jonathan Homrighausen
    Silicon Valley, CA
    09/08/13
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    "Silence."

    It’s hard to give anything but a five star rating to Nouwen. Sometimes I suspect the man had God ghost write his books. This one, a short introduction to the Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Abbas and Ammas, meditates on silence and contemplation. Ministers, he writes, tend to be doers, caught up in parish committees and ministries of caring. (I found his constant reference to ministers puzzling. Is this written for clerics? But then again, all Christians are called to be ministers.) We forget the need for silence, alone time with God. The Desert Fathers spent years in silence with God. But that did not make them alone or apart from the world. It made them more open and compassionate with those who came to visit them. Silence and contemplation, while they are fostered by spiritual practices of prayer and meditation, are less a state of mind to engage in at times and more a state of being to live at all times. Nouwen is always an inspiration.

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  • monique
    yonkers, NY, United States
    25/06/11
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    "just ok"

    Found the stress on contemplation overshadowed by slights to the congregation and priests. Hoped for more spiritual insight.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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