The Only Necessary Thing - Out Of Print

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The Only Necessary Thing

The Only Necessary Thing - Out Of Print

Living a Prayerful Life

For Henri Nouwen, a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from decades of his life, this compilation of Nouwen’s thoughts and  feelings reveals the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.

This stunning collection of Nouwen's writings on prayer, drawn from 29 of the author's works, reveals the core of the process and will inspire, support, and sustain those seeking a deeper communication with God.

“Prayer is the bridge between my unconscious and conscious life. Prayer connects my mind with my heart, my will with my passions, and my brain with my belly. Prayer is the divine instrument of my wholeness, unity, and inner peace.”
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Reviews and endorsements

“Only Thomas Merton and C. S. Lewis have had a comparable impact

on Christian Spirituality in the United States.”

—America

“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly

he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary

things.”

—SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking

,

“[This] daily companion…offers faith in plain speech, solid nourishment

for the soul.”

—KATHLEEN NORRIS, author of Dakota, Cloister Walk, and Amazing Grace

“Only Thomas Merton and C. S. Lewis have had a comparable impact

on Christian Spirituality in the United States.”

—America


“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly

he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary

things.”

—SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking

,

“[This] daily companion…offers faith in plain speech, solid nourishment

for the soul.”

—KATHLEEN NORRIS, author of Dakota, Cloister Walk, and Amazing Grace

9780824518332
Hardcover / 224 pages
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
CROSSROAD, 1999

Keywords:
Prayer, Mysticism, Contemplation
Categories:
Spirituality