Our Greatest Gift (eBook)

Description


One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time takes a moving, personal look at human mortality. As he shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear, Nouwen gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another.

About the Author


Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other spiritual classics. He taught psychology and pastoral theology at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard universities before becoming senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.

Praise for Our Greatest Gift…


“…a very comforting book. …Nouwen offers us here a gentle, almost meditative book on coming to terms with death.”
-Publishers Weekly

“It’s a new way of looking at death, one with an upside.”
-Miami Herald

“One of my favorite ‘caregivers,’ Henri Nouwen challenges us to accept our death as part of our spiritual journey, not its end. …Nouwen continues to be a must read.”
-Capital Times

“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his diving rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”
-Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780061847264
Published: HarperCollins e-books, 10/13/2009
Language: en