Discernment has ratings and 63 reviews. Naomi said: The third of a posthumously published trilogy planned by Nouwen, the publishers recommend _Discer. In his 40 books on spirituality, Henri J. M. Nouwen touched upon discernment but never got around to putting his thoughts all together in one volume. Now in. In one of Nouwen’s earlier discernment journals, Gracias, the author records his spiritual struggle to ascertain whether God was calling him to.

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I am a Christian from a non-denominational, Pentecostal, and evangelical background.

The human heart is restless and requires spiritual direction, discfrnment, and discernment. To ask other readers questions about Discernmentplease sign up. What we are left with are five discernment journals that my wife Rebecca Laird and I, in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, culled, developed, and edited into a posthumous book published in June Finally, he was able to discern that his vocation was not to live among the poor in Latin American but to witness to their spiritual, social, and political struggles in Central discernmdnt South America.

I bought this book before I knew the others existed. This is a discernmwnt work edited by some of Nouwen’s students. Henri Nouwen’s spiritual maturity will be felt all throughout the book.

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He listens attentively to those with whom he walks, and he speaks to them with the authority of a true companion on the road. Henri takes this a step further and rather focuses on your life mission rather than a vocation. Reading this book, I found myself wishing I could have known disecrnment in person.

Such a wonderful book but very deep.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. August Emily Sanna. Most, if not all of us have struggled with the question of what Discernmeent purpose for our life is and what job I should do. Mar 28, Kelly Belvis rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 02, Ron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nouwwn journeys are like journal entries that unpack an earlier statement in the book: I had been moved by the first two books in the posthumous trilogy and I knew this was the last. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Each chapter concludes with a set of questions. Spiritual Living in a Secular World.

Apr 11, John Lester rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the end, tho When I started reading Discernment, I did so with a sense of remorse. For those already familiar This collection of Nouwen’s writings on discernment was complied by friends and students after Nouwen’s death. The most helpful part of this book for me was essay on discernment by Michael J. Aug 05, Naomi rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Article Lifestyle Your Faith. The discussion that could come from every chapter could be so deep but you would have to trust the people you were with in order to really say what was on your mind.

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Jan 13, Mark rated it it was amazing. Nouwen’s thoughts on discernment begin to answer one of diwcernment biggest questions we face: It is, therefore, a treasure for all believers.

As the book overlap reads, ” The premise of this book is that God is always speaking to us Though not written by Nouwen but taken from his diaries and writings the book revealed such a personal, transparent and vulnerable journey that I could easily identify with the searc The first few chapters of this book were my favorites, I have gone back and reread all that I underlined in the first half of the book.

Sep 26, Phil rated it really liked it Shelves: In Spiritual FormationNouwen offers guidance on spiritual developmentā€”as dynamic movements discernkent fear to love. One of his most famous works is Inner Voice of Lovehis diary from December to June during one of his most serious bouts with clinical depression.

I would not rate it a 5 star if it were a workbook on working out discernmrnt “calling” or gaining the spiritual gift. It is a helpful book for anyone considering discernment in nousen many guises and connects the reader with the spirit of Nouwen’s teachings on the subject. Like any good spiritual director, Nouwen makes the process very down-to-earth, showing how discermment interactions with all of God’s creation, and prayer, led him to the branching off path that would take Nowen ever closer to his real self and thus to God.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Although good to read for the individual, this book seems more suitable for community, an ideal Nouwen discernmetn.

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Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri J.M. Nouwen

nokwen He has helped shape a whole generation of Christianity, and his legacy is still being written. What should I do with my life? So we fill up our time to avoid the emptiness we otherwise would feel.

Nouwen’s books are widely read today by Protestants and Catholics alike. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nouwen is grounded in human experience and is empathetic that following Christ is not easy. There wasn’t discernmenf that was profound, per se, in Nouwen’s writing this time, but this is his genius writing on discernment. Nov 06, Gavoweb rated it it was amazing.

The goal, Nouwen wrote and I paraphrase is to nouuwen formed in the likeness of Christ, and to thus participate in God’s mission of redemption, right where God has us.

A well discerned and well lived discrenment will be the Spirit’s gift through a disciplined immersion in the Scriptures, in prayer, in community, and in the presence of the poor.