It was not initially easy. Remember that the care-getter may not always see the care you give as a gift, knowing that your service may not always be appreciated. This new release from Upper Room Books combines the work of Nouwen and Ball to provide inspiration as well as practical tools for fundraisers—both professional and volunteer—whose ministries rely on donations. He stays with you, a faithful presence, calling you to see your pain and suffering as thresholds to love—love of God, love of others and of yourself. While serving alongside the famous priest and author in a L'Arche community for disabled persons, Nathan Ball learned firsthand from Nouwen. Connect daily with Christ, the loving Source of your true identity - a beloved child of God, believing that His grace will lead you to greater depths of love, joy, peace, and hope. I have never felt so at home and so lonely at the same time.
I first got to know Henri through his papers. Nouwen doesn't want caregivers to squelch their negative emotions and anxieties. I have never felt so abandoned and so supported at the same time. Instead, it comes from a practitioner. A graduate of the U.
In this book, John Mogabgab, editor, has gathered the spiritual treasures of Henri Nouwen on the wisdom of caregiving. A quick one hour read, worth it if you've read other Nouwen books and just need a little bit of his tone in your life. Customers that upgrade to priority mail can expect delivery within 2-4 business days. His core insight that, like Jesus, we are the beloved sons and daughters of God, permeates his writing. From the Back Cover: A Spirituality of Caregiving is an exquisite, poignant gathering of Henri Nouwen's reflections on the anguish and joys of providing care for one another. He gets caregiving because he lived it and has thought deeply about it.
In A Spirituality of Caregiving, Nouwen shares insights from his own and others experiences of giving and receiving care. Yet the relationship between caregiver and care receiver has the power to transform each person, Henri Nouwen believes. As much as Henri spoke about love, he spoke about freedom. It is a message of downward mobility—where the last become first. Connect with the care-getter's pain, seeking to feel their powerlessness, loneliness, confusion, anxiety, isolation, fear, depression, shame, sorrow, embarrassment, and sense of being forgotten. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy.
Now, Nathan Ball helps us discover how. On one day during the selection process I seemed to find every letter he wrote about his anguished loneliness. As I read the book, I made some notes and have come up with a list of Commandments for caregivers that I think might be helpful to me in my role as a caregiver for my own mother. Real care as lamenting with others and identifying with the vulnerable. On a personal level, what resonates most strongly for you in the life and writing of Father Nouwen? This book is also for people who have given up on religion.
I selected each letter to stand on its own but I also wanted to paint a portrait, a kind of impressionist painting, that shows Henri as a man who struggled to live an authentic life and succeeded. Yet the relationship between caregiver and care receiver has the power to transform each person, Henri Nouwen believes. At the heart of this human exchange of caring and being cared for, he writes, is the opportunity to more fully claim our most precious identity as beloved daughters and sons of God. A Spirituality of Caregiving is an exquisite, poignant gathering of Henri Nouwen's reflections on the anguish and joys of providing care for one another. Gabrielle Earnshaw is at the University of Toronto's St. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. What do you hope readers will take away from the letters in this book? Henri has also taught me the importance of where I put my attention.
Where did you get this name and what does it mean? Allowing others to care for us. Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen Nouen , 1932—1996 was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life. Michael's College, a position she held for 16 years. Who is your audience for this book? On the one hand, there is the desire and willingness springing from our love for this person. This book encourages caregivers and helps them deal with the many emotions that arise as they perform their daily tasks.
I think it is because if I were to summarize Henri in one word, it would be love. He corresponded regularly in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish with hundreds of friends and reached out to thousands through his Eucharistic celebrations, lectures and retreats. If you could say one thing to Pope Francis about Father Henri Nouwen, what would it be? If you have any specific question about any of our items prior to ordering feel free to ask. In A Spirituality of Caregiving, Nouwen shares insights from his own and others? Nouwen, please go to HenriNouwen. At the heart of this human exchange of caring and being cared for,? If you provide care for another person, whether you are a family member or a professional caregiver, you know that caregiving is hard, sometimes unappreciated work.