on 16 February 2013
As a fan of Henri Nouwen, I was a little perturbed that on receiving the book it had been produced after his death and thus was the product not of his own crafting but rather those who had worked closely with him. However, I should not have been concerned. The style keeps closely to that which I have become familiar in the way that Henri Nouwen expressed his insights and his spirituality, exposing his vulnerability but inspiring our own life journey. Most of the book is said to come from his personal notes. I have already given the book as a gift to one 80 year old friend from a traditional faith background who has found the layout of the book such an encouragement in the reading of an individual chapter, contemplation and reflection in the form of taking an individual "retreat". It has been inspirational to the deepening and maturing of her faith.