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Henri's mantle : 100 meditations on Nouwen's legacy
Glaser, Chris.
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Cleveland, Ohio : Pilgrim Press, [2002]

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xii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
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BX4705.N87 G53 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In biblical terms, mantle is the equivalent of legacy. Henri's Mantle takes its name from the mantle that fell from Elijah to Elisha, passing on spiritual strength and wisdom. Henri Nouwen's mantle consists of more than 40 books -- many on how to cultivate a spiritual life -- that he has passed on to his readers. Glaser, a student and friend of Nouwen for over 25 years, interprets Nouwen's sacred writings and presents 100 meditations on his words, in the hope that Nouwen's ministry will continue to thrive. Glaser covers a wide range of topics that will uplift and encourage spiritual seekers, and the result is a touching, accessible book on the inner struggles of the spiritual life.Each meditation is divided into a portion of Nouwen's writings, a reflection on Nouwen's insights, and a brief prayer.

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Chris Glaser, who was a student and friend of Henri Nouwen's, gathers some of the Dutch-born Christian's reflections in Henri's Mantle: 100 Meditations on Nouwen's Legacy. It's a simple but beautiful book, filled with perceptive insights not just into Nouwen's thinking but also a timeless Christian spiritual quest. The format is familiar: Glaser draws brief quotations from Nouwen's corpus of more than 40 spirituality books, then offers his own brief thoughts and a spiritual affirmation. Along the way we learn a good deal about Nouwen as a person as well as a spiritual teacher, making his writings seem all the more relevant. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved