11 quotes from Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: ‘To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert. This book review is about Henri Nouwen’s- Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Nouwen views our spiritual “ascent” as evolving in three movements. The first Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life Henri J. M. Nouwen.

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Inspired by Your Browsing History. He follows his own advice – he is heartfelt rather than reactionary, welcoming rather than divisive, and God-focused rather than oriented toward some lesser goal. With the clarity and depth characteristic of the classics, this spiritual bestseller lays out a perceptive and insightful plan for living a spiritual life and achieving the ultimate goal of that life — union with God.

Nouwen recommends listening to Scripture, spending alone time with God, and having a spiritual guide. I shared with them how much I love Henri Nouwen’s Reaching Out and the 3 movements of gaining inner peace with self and a deeper spiritual relationship with God that gives us the genuine ability to have hospitality for others.

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The movement from loneliness to solitude, however, is the beginning of any spiritual life because it it is the movement from the restless senses to the restful spirit,l from the outward-reaching cravings to the inward-reaching search, from the fearful clinging to the fearless play.

Selected pages Title Page. I highly recommend it. It is not nouwrn heavy read but is immensely profound.

With powerful practical concepts, profound ideas are expanded from a personal to an all bouwen level. Nouwen Snippet view – Read it Forward Read it first. He spent the final years of his life teaching and ministering to the mentally and physically disabled at the L’Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto, Canada. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Nouwen views our spiritual “ascent” as evolving in three movements.


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Nouwen By Henri J. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nouwen’s strength is in his balanced perspective, where he somehow is able to present both sides of every issue on a consistent basis. He uses simple language to explain complex issues. I’d say more, but you really need to read it yourself. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Loneliness, hostility, illusion – these things mark jenri lives of so many humans, wandering through life trying to survive, trying to find meaning, trying to make sense of it all.

The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Nouwen has taught me to see relationships in a different light. The awareness of our impurity in thoughts, words and deeds can indeed put us in a remorseful mood and create in us the hope for a forgiving gesture.

The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Ships from and sold by Amazon. All in all, you might not agree with every little point by Nouwen, but such an approach would be missing the point.

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See all 95 reviews. If we can avoid being desperate and impulsive, we can focus on others – and create free, receptive space for them to grow.

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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. But if the catastrophical events of our days, the wars, mass murders, unbridled violence, crowded prisons, torture chambers, the hunger and the illness of millions of people and he unnamable misery of hfnri major part of the human race is safely kept outside the solitude of our hearts, our contrition remains no more than a pious emotion. In other words, by removing personal agendas and the need to fix and control others, an environment of discovery provides the hospitality necessary for others to find God Nouwen, The Way of the Heart: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Reaching Out Henri Nouwen Limited preview – From the Publisher With clarity and deep spiritual insight, this religious bestseller offers today’s Christian a perceptive, systematic plan for living the spiritual life achieving union with God.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Life of the Beloved: Reaching Out Blog Reaching Out. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Nouwen first explores the movement from loneliness to solitude, then the movement from hostility to hospitality, and finally, the movement from illusion to prayer.

Based on the theological principle of idolatry and the psychological principle of detachment, the author succinctly communicates the risks of attempting to fulfill human longings with other individuals. Lewis, Nouwen smashes the deceptive message that humanity can find fulfillment in itself.