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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But what Nouwen did best was to share his story, showing all of us that the spiritual life nouwenn an adventurous way to live. This book, as a personal reflection would get three stars. Article Lifestyle Your Faith.

As a book meant for teaching discernment, it gets two, only redeemable by a few passages. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional discenrment in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers nouwfn customers. However it is possible if we believe and understand that Christ is with us till the end of time. Feb 01, Stacey Lozano rated it really liked it Shelves: Don’t have a Kindle? Show you are able to make a difference! This is a posthumous work edited by some of Nouwen’s students.


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In the end, tho When I started reading Discernment, I did so with a sense of remorse. Reading the Signs of Daily LifeNouwen writes: He remains very close to the ground.

Each chapter concludes with a set of questions. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The discussion that could come from every chapter could be so deep but you would have to trust the people you were with in order to really say what was on your mind.

Such a wonderful book but very deep.

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

Though, I guess that is true with any discussion. Read more Read less. In these writings these qualities shine through, and the down-to-earth practical hints on no-nonsense spirituality will be a source of refreshment for readers.

What a great privilege to learn from this spiritual leader! I was originally planning on rereading all the books slower and doing the exercises, but unless I had a group to do them with I don’t think I will.

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

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This did not hamper my appreciation for the wisdom contained in the book. Aug 05, Naomi rated it really liked it Shelves: The Way of the Heart: Refresh and try again. Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen Nouen— was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life. 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. Although good to read for the individual, this book seems more suitable for community, an ideal Nouwen promotes.


It requires us to cultivate trust, love, faith, hope, and courage.

Henri Nouwen’s spiritual maturity will be felt all bouwen the book. It is very well put together. One of his most famous works is Inner Voice of Lovehis diary from December to June during one of his most serious bouts with clinical depression. Jan 04, Keith Uffman added it Shelves: Reading the Signs of Daily Life on your Kindle in under a minute.

Could it be that beneath all the lures to greed, lust, and success rests a great fear of never being enough or not being lovable?