• 9780824524937
Henri J.M. Nouwen (Author)

The Only Necessary Thing

Living a Prayerful Life

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…

“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
  • Imprint: Crossroad
  • Imprint: Crossroad
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  • Title: The Only Necessary Thing
  • Subtitle: Living a Prayerful Life
  • Page Count: 224
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824524937), Cloth (9780824518332)
  • Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
  • Publication Date: 01/10/1999
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • BISAC 2 : RELIGION / Christian Living/Prayer
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (16.95), Cloth (19.95)
  • Retail Canada: Trade-paper (22.95), Cloth ()
  • Retail Canada: 22.95

Henri J.M. Nouwen (Author)

Henri J.M. Nouwen, author of more than 40 books, was considered one of the great spiritual writers of modern times. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale, but shared teh alst ten years of his life with people with mental handicaps as pastor of the l'Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, Canada

  1. This unique collection gleans all Nouwen’s most insightful reflections on the power of prayer and the struggle to maintain it as a daily, even hourly habit.  It includes much material that has never appeared elsewhere, including a number of original prayers composed by Nouwen.  Only Thomas Merton and C. S. Lewis have had a comparable impact on Christian spirituality in the United States." 

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