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15 DAYS OF PRAYER WITH HENRI NOUWEN

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$12.95

Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) is considered one of the greatest spiritual masters of the modern age. His rich life as a writer, lecturer and priest was cut short by a heart attack in 1996. Students flocked to hear his message that we are God's beloved children, that our God is the One of unconditional love, who loves us now, with no strings attached.

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9781565483248
Publication Date: 
2009-08-31
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15 DAYS OF PRAYER WITH THOMAS MERTON

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One of the most prolific Cistercian authors, Thomas Merton was also one of the most humane and engaging spiritual figures of the twentieth century. He was a man of paradoxes: of words and silence, a contemplative involved in the fight for social justice, and a man of solitude who, by keeping himself in the background, sought to deepen the fundamental human experience. Ultimately, he was a man with only one goal: union with God and communion with humankind.

Enjoy your time with Thomas Merton and be prepared to be surprised a s you journey with one of the most fascinating figures of our time.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781565483309
Publication Date: 
2010-03-20

30 DAYS WITH THOMAS MERTON

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$2.95

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this influential spiritual leader, this pocket-sized collection draws together words from some of Merton s greatest works including The Seven Storey Mountain, No Man is an Island, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, and more. Characteristically Merton, each quote is accompanied by a related Scripture passage to ponder, along with suggested prayers and actions. Spend thirty days with this beloved spiritual writer and begin your own journey toward greater joy, peace, and hope.

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9781627850612
Publication Date: 
2014-12-31
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ADAM GOD'S BELOVED

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$20.00

In the final year before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen began to write an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man from the L'Arche Daybreak Community. In the story of Adam he found a way to describe his own understanding of the Gospel message. Adam could not speak or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. And yet, for Nouwen, he became "my friend, my teacher, and my guide." It was Adam who led Nouwen to a new understanding of his faith and what it means to be Beloved of God.

Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all of us human creatures, broken and yet beloved, who live in a world charged and alive with the mystery of God's love. Completed only weeks before Nouwen's own death, Adam became a final, precious gift, a fitting reflection of his own message and legacy.

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9781570759949
Publication Date: 
2012-06-30
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AGING: THE FULFILLMENT OF LIFE

$15.00

The author shares his moving and inspirational thoughts on what aging can mean to all of us. It is a warm, caring book that shows us how to make the later years a source of hope rather than a time of loneliness.

B & W photographs throughout

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9780385009188
Publication Date: 
1976-01-12
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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

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John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His "Apologia," written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into. Ostensibly an autobiography and a speech for the defence, the Apologia transcends self-justification to explore the very nature of Christianity and its place in the modern age.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780140433746
Publication Date: 
1994-12-31
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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

$14.95

The Apologia, Newman's classic account of the religious ideas which led in 1845 to his leaving the Church of England and joining the Church of Rome, is published in this edition iwht an introduction by Maisie Ward.

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9780722079034
Publication Date: 
1945-12-31

APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

$9.95

John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His "Apologia", written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into. Ostensibly an autobiography and a speech for the defence, the "Apologia" transcends self-justification to explore the very nature of Christianity and its place in the modern age.

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9780385126465
Publication Date: 
1977-01-10
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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

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$22.95

Even before the publication of his masterwork, John Henry Newman had been regarded as one of the most important religious thinkers on the 19th Century. His decision in 1845 to leave his Anglicanism behind and convert to the Roman Catholic faith was one that rocked the Victorian establishment at a time when virulent anti-Catholic feeling ran high. It was in response to one particularly vicious attack by the Reverend Charles Kingsley that Newman wrote his "Apologia Pro Vita Sua." A humane and vivid account of the development of his ideas and his faith and a passionate defence of both, the book remains a landmark work of Victorian literature and autobiography and one that continues to resonate to this day."

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9781472578662
Publication Date: 
2014-11-30
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ASCENT TO TRUTH

$19.95

Merton defines Christian mysticism, especially as expressed by the Spanish Carmelite St. John of the Cross, and he offers the contemplative experience as an answer to the irreligion and barbarism of our times. For those...curious about mysticism...this is an excellent book (Catholic World).
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780156027724
Publication Date: 
2002-10-31
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ASIAN JOURNAL OF THOMAS MERTON

$18.95

"The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering..." With these words, dated October 15. 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illustrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and postscript by Brother Patrick Hart of the Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendices, among them the text of Merton's final address. "

ISBN/SKU: 
9780811205702
Publication Date: 
1975-02-27

AT HOME IN THE WORLD LETTERS

$13.00

This is an extraordinary exchange between one of the most famous monks in history and a radical theologian whose career and influence at the time of these letters was only just beginning. This spirited and provocative correspondence provides a rare glimpse into how two committed Christians struggled with the questions and uncertainties of their times.

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9781570750151
Publication Date: 
1995-03-31
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AT PLAY IN CREATION MERTONS AWAKENING TO THE FEMININE DIVINE

$17.95

In this series of deeply meditative retreat conferences, Christopher Pramuk leads the reader through a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the feminine face of God s presence alive in the world, who speaks and sings in the writings of Thomas Merton. With the sensitivity of a poet and the intellectual acuity of a seasoned teacher and Catholic theologian, Pramuk invites readers to taste and see for themselves the hidden presence of Christ and the dynamism of Love at play in creation; the biblical and mystical tradition from East to West calls this presence Sophia. Looking beyond Merton to seek out her presence in the silent and broken landscapes of our world today, Pramuk shows Sophia above all to be the bearer of hope in an age of unspeakable violence and planetary destruction.
Includes illustrations and photos."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814648162
Publication Date: 
2015-01-19
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AUTHENTIC HEALING

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Henri J.M. Nouwen invites us to see the world through God's eyes. He sees God's compassion and God's anger in how we, especially religious people, use power to exclude or hurt other people. But even in Jesus' life, he sees the divine powerlessness which leads to authentic healing of souls and hearts that worldly power cannot accomplish.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824522490
Publication Date: 
2017-04-30

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GK CHESTERTON

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Here is a special two-in-one book that is both by G.K. Chesterton and about Chesterton. This volume offers an irresistible opportunity to see who this remarkable man really was. Chesterton was one of the most stimulating and well-loved writers of the 20th century. His 100 books, and hundreds of essays and columns on a great variety of themes have made G.K. Chesterton the most widely quoted writers of modern times.

Here is Chesterton in his own words, in a book he preferred not to write, but did so near the end of his life after much insistence by friends and admirers. Critic Sydney Dark wrote after Chesterton died that "perhaps the happiest thing that happened in Gilbert Chesterton's extraordinarily happy life was that his autobiography was finished a few weeks before his death. It is a stimulating, exciting, tremendously interesting book. It is a draughtindeed, several draughts one after the otherof human and literary champagne.""

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586170714
Publication Date: 
2006-03-31
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BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MONASTIC SPIRITUALITY

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780872432222
Publication Date: 
1996-05-31
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BEFRIENDING DEATH: HENRI NOUWEN AND A SPIRITUALITY OF DYING

$18.00

Through the words of Henri Nouwen, this is an inspiring and life-transforming guide to the ultimate mystery of human existence. O'Rourke concentrates on Nouwen's reflections on death and dying.

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9781570758409
Publication Date: 
2009-10-31
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BEFRIENDING LIFE

$21.95

A beautiful collection of reminiscences celebrating the life and works of the bestselling author of The Wounded Healer," "The Return of the Prodigal Son, and The Inner Voice of Love,"
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Henri Nouwen (1932-96) was a Catholic priest who taught at several theological institutions and universities in his home country of the Netherlands and in the United States. He spent the final years of his life teaching and ministering at the L'Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto, Canada. His writings have touched millions of readers around the world, and since his death, recognition of their enduring value has continued to grow. Oprah Winfrey, one of Nouwen's many admirers, ran an extensive excerpt from "The Return of the Prodigal Son "in her magazine, "O," with Hillary Clinton contributing an introduction revealing the profound effect Nouwen had on her own life.
Nouwen's influence was not limited to the printed page. His one-on-one encounters as a lecturer, teacher, and spiritual guide, and as a leader at the L'Arche Daybreak Community, a home for people with mental and physical disabilities, enriched the lives of a wide variety of people. Now, Befriending Life brings together thoughtful, heartfelt remembrances of Nouwen by those who knew him best, from members of the L'Arche community to such prominent figures as Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago and Hillary Clinton. Their personal reflections on his life both on and off the page magnificently capture his spirit, compassion, and wisdom. With a wealth of quotations from Nouwen throughout," "Befriending Life, like Nouwen's own great books, will inspire readers in all walks of life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780385502023
Publication Date: 
2001-06-25
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BEHOLD THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD: PRAYING WITH ICONS

$15.95

Invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. This book includes four color icons, which can be removed for private contemplation or meditation.

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9781594711367
Publication Date: 
2007-08-31
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BEHOLDING PARADISE THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THOMAS MERTON

$39.95

A beautiful coffee table book of Thomas Merton's photographs, with some essays/reflections as background to Merton's work as a photographer, and some quotations from his writings to accompany some of the photographs, to aid readers in stopping, reflecting, and seeing.

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9780809106257
Publication Date: 
2017-04-06
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BELOVED: HENRI NOUWEN IN CONVERSATION

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In this rare, previously unpublished interview Henri Nouwen, one of the most deeply loved spiritual teachers of recent times, reflects on themes that were central to his life and thought."Beloved"records -- in both spoken and written form -- a treasured conversation that took place in the summer of 1992 at a retreat center in England. The CD enables one to listen to Nouwen's distinctive voice as he speaks about such things as transforming our loneliness, escaping the tyranny of busyness, and choosing to live in ways that, moment by moment, remind us of who we are -- the beloved of God.The book shows this conversation to be studded with gems of spiritual wisdom that merit slow, contemplative reading. Including questions for reflection or discussion, "Beloved"is perfect for individual or group retreats or for personal listening and reading. Here is a depth of wisdom to turn to again and again."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802862860
Publication Date: 
2007-12-09

BEYOND THE MIRROR

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With searing honesty Henri J. M.Nouwen describes the events leading up to his near fatal accident and recalls the transformative experience at the portal of death. "Beyond the Mirror" helps us contact the powerful reality of unconditional love that Nouwen experienced as he touched eternity. His insight inspires us to live our lives freely with confidence and trust that we belong to God."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824519612
Publication Date: 
2001-08-31

BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN

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Blessed John Henry Newman - Theologian and Spiritual Guide for Our Times This official biography is written by an Australian priest of the Oratoire de France and destined to be read by those from the world over who will gather in September to see Newman beatified. They will find in this book an extraordinary grasp of Newman's significance and a genius for making it known. It is illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs that bring to life Newman and his world. John Henry Newman is a figure of immense significance for the Universal Church. His prophetic voice continues to speak far beyond the confines of 19th-century England. Almost every issue of significance for the Church today is enlightened by reference to his spirit, life and thought. The relationship of these three elements, the spiritual, the moral and the intellectual, is at the heart of Fr. Keith Beaumont's book, the official biography commissioned for the beatification. Fr. Beaumont's biography gives a clear account of all the major themes of Newman's life and work, with judicious use of citations from this work so that Newman's thought is in almost every case conveyed in his own words. Fr Beaumont also directs us to some lesser known sources to give us a balanced and complete view of the subtlety of Newman's thought. Lavishly illustrated with photos and art on every page.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586175528
Publication Date: 
2010-09-14
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BOOK OF HOURS

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Presents a resource for daily prayer and contemplation.

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9781933495057
Publication Date: 
2007-02-28
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BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY

$21.99

When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure." For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveils, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith. From the delicate interplay of human experience to the surrender to Christ and the embrace of Christian community, that journey of Christian spirituality is explored and celebrated here in each eloquent, thought-provoking passage. Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God. Nouwen is a wise, loving companion who invites us along as he finds joy in the community of loss, true freedom in forgiveness of others, and hope in surprising places. Each daily meditation is a stepping-stone along a path of private discovery, offering Nouwen's seasoned yet fresh ideas on kindness, love, suffering, and prayer, the Church as God's people, and the importance of Jesus in one's life - reflecting, as a whole, Nouwen's own 'personal creed.' Bread for the Journey brims with daily nourishment and guidance for devoted followers and new friends alike - food for thought on a yearlong journey of discovery and faith.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060663766
Publication Date: 
1996-11-19
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