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On Retreat with Henri Nouwen

Engaging Life's Big Questions

by (author) Chris Pritchett & Marjorie J. Thompson

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Sep 2021
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
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Henri Nouwen is widely known as one of the most beloved and prolific spiritual writers in contemporary times. Yet Nouwen’s own spiritual journey was marked by a restless quest for self-understanding, struggles with loneliness and self-doubt, and an often-anguished yearning for an experience of the divine. His long path to inner peace is familiar to many spiritual seekers today.

The questions he wrestled with are the same that speak to our own hearts: Who am I? Who is God? How do I know God loves me? Where is God when suffering surrounds me? How can I find interior peace in anxious, troubled times? This unique retreat experience encourages you to profoundly reflect on these five existential questions.

Here, you will find connections to contemporary life, points for reflection, prayer-pauses for contemplation and prompts for engaging in your own spiritual quest…whatever shape that quest may take. Among the extensive writings that have made Henri Nouwen a treasured spiritual guide for years, On Retreat with Henri Nouwen: Engaging Life’s Big Questions, is one of the most timely and compelling books for today’s believers and seekers alike.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Dr. Chris Pritchett serves as Senior Pastor of Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Henri Nouwen Society.

Marjorie J. Thompson is an author and spiritual director, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Henri Nouwen Society.

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