The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Paperback)
The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality.
About the Author
Henri Nouwen was an internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor, and beloved pastor who wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. Nouwen enjoyed an impressive academic career with positions at the Menninger Clinic, Notre Dame University, the University of Nijmegen, and Yale University. In later life he was called to serve in L'Arche Daybreak community, where people with developmental disabilities live with assistants. Henri Nouwen died in September 1996.
“Clear, precise, biblically founded guidance...Skillfully blends knowledge of psychological growth with the great Christian traditions.”
“Brings desert spirituality to bear upon the contemporary scene. ... Hauntingly relevant for us today.”
“Gemlike in its clarity.”
-The Christian Century
“Inspiring, to the point, and eminently practical in his advice about living spiritually in the world of today.”
-Spiritual Book News
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”
-Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking