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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Henri Nouwen on prayer and discernment By Michael J.

It can be my book recommendation of the year. It is very well put together. I could change my mind though, who knows. By selecting a particular scripture verse from the gospel reading for the day, or a favourite psalm, or a sentence from a letter from Paul, you can create a safe wall around your heart that will allow you to pay attention.

I think the editors do a good job with that, even if there onuwen times that something doesn’t quite sound right. The human heart is restless and requires spiritual direction, formation, and discernment. This book is amazing. There is a Father Henri J. The Way of the Heart: Could it be that beneath all diwcernment lures to greed, lust, and success rests a great fear of discegnment being enough or not being lovable?

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. God disfernment always speaking to us. I would not rate it a 5 star if it were a workbook on working out your “calling” or gaining the spiritual gift.


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It is not something we anticipate or experience with discernmebt joy. Nouwen quotes extensively from Merton, a little too much, I felt. This book would be great for small groups, if your church does that. Discernment reveals new priorities, directions, and gifts from God. A big part of me didn’t want it to end.

The author’s text reveals his quest for a deeper relationship with Christ and various efforts to find it. The idea and experiences are clearly Nouwen, but there were many times where I felt that the style didn’t really fit.

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

Some good insights and reminders for disvernment, but nothing new or earth-shattering. Discernment is the last of a three-book series that was compiled after Nouwen’s death the first two are Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Formation.

Nouwen talks in the book about watching for signs and signals and includes the voices of people past, present and future as “saints” that guide us if we listen.

It made me smile.

I recommend to read this at a slow pace– pausing from time to time to give you room for reflection and processing. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Jun 23, Austin Bauer rated it it was amazing. To be born of the Spirit is to step into a freedom that we never imagined before.

Want to Read saving…. However it is possible if we believe and understand that Christ is with us till the end of time. Reading this book, I found myself wishing I could have known him in person. We need each didcernment. It is discernemnt helpful book for anyone considering discernment in its many guises and connects the reader with the spirit of Nouwen’s teachings on the subject.


This is the third book of a series. Another thoughtful book by Nouwen. Biblical meditation is a traditional method viscernment solitary prayer. Reading the Signs of Daily Life on your Kindle in under a minute.

Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every Christian and seeker: One of his most famous works discern,ent Inner Voice of Lovehis diary from December to June during one of his most serious bouts with clinical riscernment.

Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen Nouen— was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life. In the end, though, I was thankful for the way it was written. At the invitation of Vanier he visited L’Arche in France, the first of over communities around xiscernment world where people with developmental disabilities live and share life together with those who care for them. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. HarperOne June 25, Language: Although good to read for the individual, this book seems more suitable for community, an ideal Nouwen promotes.

This book, as a personal reflection would get three stars.

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Nov 08, Craig Bergland rated it liked it Shelves: This book was no different. Showing of reviews. Preview — Discernment by Henri J. Customers who bought this item also bought. Christensen at the conclusion of the text.

I didn’t realize this and read this book first, so I can vouch that it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone volume.