This spiritual classic began as a simple request from one friend to another. Fred Bratman, a secular journalist and writer, asked his friend and renowned author Henri Nouwen to write a book explaining the spiritual life in terms that he and his friends could understand, avoiding theology and technical language. Nouwen’s answer has become one of the most cherished books of our era: “All I want to say to you is, ‘You are the Beloved’ .” “Nouwen’s prose is refreshingly straightforward and jargon-free…. For those unfamiliar with his work, this latest volume is a wonderful place to begin. For others who have benefited from Nouwen’s insights, Life of the Beloved will be welcomed as yet another significant achievement.” — Circuit Rider
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Saint Augustine Marriage and Virginity
This volume is to be commended on several points. The translation itself is in eminently readable, clear English that should be accessible to anyone interested in Augustine.... The general introduction does an excellent job of placing these works in the context of Augustine's career, showing how Augustine reacts to controversies with the Manichees, Jovinian, Jerome, and the Pelagians, while maintaining a commitment to the threefold goods of marriage - procreation, fidelity, and sacrament.
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola outline the Church's classic means of orienting one's soul toward God and eternal salvation. Reader will learn how to practice detachment from sins and firmly direct their will toward holiness
The Emergent Christ
Readers will feel the pulse of a creative cosmic transformation expressing itself in the author's exuberant call for a renewal of the world and the church in light of both Christian tradition and what we are learning from science about the universe.
The five wounds of Jesus and personal transformation
For more than two millennia, the five wounds of Christ crucified have elicited a profound response on the part of artists and musicians and saints the world over.