This is Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was written during the most difficult period of his life, when he suddenly lost his self-esteem, his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. Although he experienced excruciating anguish and despair, he was still able to keep a journal in which he wrote a spiritual imperative to himself each day that emerged from his conversations with friends and supporters. For more than eight years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote was too raw and private to share with others. Instead, he published The Return of the Prodigal Son, in which he expressed some of the insights gained during his mental and spiritual crisis. But then friends asked him, "Why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? Wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath so many of your spiritual insights?" For the countless men and women who have to live through the pain of broken relationships, or who suffer from the loss of a loved one, this book about the inner voice of love offers new courage, new hope, even new life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is Henri Nouwen's "secret journal.
Author: Henri Nouwen
A revised and updated collection of the Catholic theologian's most compelling works conveys powerful messages of hope and includes reflections from such works as The Return of the Prodigal Son, The Road to Daybreak, The Way of the Heart, and The Inner Voice of Love. Reprint.
A revised and updated collection of the Catholic theologian's most compelling works conveys powerful messages of hope and includes reflections from such works as The Return of the Prodigal Son, The Road to Daybreak, The Way of the Heart, ...
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
As Christians we believe that God speaks -- that God has spoken to people down through the centuries and still speaks to us today. But just how does God speak to us? Has his speech changed over time? And how do we bhearb the voice of God? In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson explores the subject of divine speech, highlighting its importance to faith and leading Christian believers into the practice of listening for Godbs voice in daily life. Johnson first explores the biblical foundations of divine communication, tracing the ways that God has spoken to humankind from the calling of Abraham, to the appearance of Jesus, to the continuing work of the Spirit in the early church. He then gleans important lessons about Godbs language from a wide range of Christian figures throughout history -- Polycarp, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Cvila, Henri Nouwen, and others. As this historical record shows, God communicates with us in a variety of ways. In exploring these different modes of bGodSpeech, b Johnson deftly guides readers into the practice of bintensive listening, b a way of posing issues to God and discerning his response. Numerous anecdotes illuminate Johnsonbs discussion, and each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion as well as suggestions for journaling. Johnson concludes the book by recounting a number of personal experiences that vividly illustrate the value of learning to listen to Godbs voice. At a time when many Christians hunger for a more personal, meaningful connection with God, this book shows readers how to discern divine language and forge a closer, richer relationship with bthe God who speaks.b
voice that shows the way. You know that inner voice. You turn to it often.12 There
are two realities to which you must cling. First, God has promised that you will
receive the love for which you have been searching. And, second, God is faithful
Author: Ben Campbell Johnson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Qingyang Liu. Changing Your Inner Voice A Journey through Depression to
Truith and Love Changing Your Inner Voice: A Journey through Depression to
Truth. Front Cover.
Author: Qingyang Liu
'We are the Beloved. We are intimately loved long before our parents, teachers, spouses, children and friends loved or wounded us. That's the truth of our lives. That's the truth I want you to claim for yourself. That's the truth spoken by the voice that says, "You are my Beloved."' - Henri Nouwen, Life of the Beloved Henri Nouwen, priest, professor and writer, devoted much of his later ministry to emphasising the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God. In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus' public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, 'You are my beloved son on whom my favour rests.' 'That is the core experience of Jesus,' Nouwen writes. 'He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is ... I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything.' You Are Beloved is a daily devotional created from the very best of Nouwen's writings, paired with daily Scripture readings, that reveals our identity as children of God, and which encourages us to live out that truth in our daily lives. Nouwen is at once refreshingly accessible, unafraid to wrestle with challenging questions, and above all an encouraging and sympathetic voice along the way.
139, 141–142; NOVEMBER 5, Love, Henri, p. 144; NOVEMBER 6, The Inner
Voice of Love, p. 63; NOVEMBER 7, Gracias!, pp. 74– 75; NOVEMBER 8, Love,
Henri, p. 95; NOVEMBER 9, Finding My Way Home, pp. 136–137; NOVEMBER
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher: Hachette UK
It's time to start living the life God purposely created just for you! You were divinely created with natural characteristics, gifts, and summons from God which is the "inner voice" that lives in us. The obedience of the "inner voice" will make the difference between living a life of fulfillment, or being the victim of enslavement that will soon squeeze your soul to the limit of feeling no escape from the busy lifestyle of stress. How often do you feel your life has no direction, routine, unimportant, or trapped? The Inner Voice: God is Calling You gives guidance on how to escape this mentality. This book teaches you how to live a more simple and peaceful life. It helps give guidance about God's simple purpose for human creation. Many people believe that God only calls certain people to be disciples of his work, but God has a calling on any and everyone that wishes to accept His gift. Unfortunately, many will never witness their true purpose because they will never grow spiritually mature enough to hear God's call. If we are going to be all we are meant to be, this is where we must begin. Hear his call!
This book, The Inner Voice: God is Calling You, would not be possible without the
love and support of my loving Father which art in heaven. The “inner voice” that
resides within me has helped me understand the power behind what I possess ...
Author: Cherie Jones
For the heart that longs for communion with Christ... For the soul that thirsts for intimacy with its Creator... For the man or woman in search of a living relationship with the Living God... Meditation and contemplative prayer have been described as the best-kept secrets in the church. Introducing this ancient spiritual discipline and applying it to the needs of busy contemporary people, Into God’s Presence helps readers bring the gentle rhythms of grace into a twenty-four/seven world. From one-minute meditations for hectic days to contemplating Scripture for spiritual insight, readers will discover a wide range of practices for creating a deeper intimacy with God in their daily prayer life. Into God’s Presence offers simple and accessible ways to communicate with God in prayer every day, encouraging readers to integrate the timeless practice of meditative prayer into modern life. This delightful book on meditation is a timely reminder of our need to be still before God, in order to hear from him. – Fiona Castle Liz Babbs book gives a friendly and approachable introduction to Christian meditation, and will stimulate many to venture into an enriching and rewarding new journey with Jesus Christ. -- Rev Dr Rob Frost I’ve enjoyed all Liz’s books, but this one beats them all! She manages to make the mysterious and complex subjects of contemplative prayer, Christian meditation and knowing God intimately seem easy and possible even for a busy ‘Martha’ like me! – Jennifer Rees Larcombe
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Author: Liz Babbs
Dr. Jampolsky believes there is another way of looking at life that makes it possible for us to walk through this world in love, at peace and without fear. This other way requires no external battles, but only that we heal ourselves. It is a process he calls “attitudinal healing,” because it is an internal and primarily mental process. Jampolsky believes that attitudinal healing, when properly practiced, will allow anyone, regardless of her circumstances, to begin experiencing the joy and harmony that each moment holds, and to start her journey on a path of love and hope. The mind can be retrained. Within this fact lies our freedom. Our attitudes determine whether we experience peace or fear, whether we are well or sick, free or imprisoned. Love, in its true meaning, is the attitude that this book is about. Love is total acceptance and total giving—with no boundaries and no exceptions. Love, being the only reality, cannot be transformed. It can only extend and expand. It unfolds endlessly and beautifully upon itself. Love sees everyone as blameless, for it recognizes the light within each one of us is. Love is the total absence of fear and the basis for all attitudinal healing. The principles of attitudinal healing have been expanded since Teach Only Love was first published in 1983. There are now twelve principles, which are used in the 150 Centers for Attitudinal Healing around the world. Dr. Jampolsky believes that these principles have a universal appeal that crosses cultural and religious barriers. He has repeatedly seen how people’s lives have transformed when these principles became their heartbeat and their way of communicating with others.
... as our natural state of being. Attitudinal Healing acknowledges that our only
function is forgiveness. Rather than making decisions based on the fearful past, it
states that we can learn to make decisions by listening to the inner voice of love.
Author: Gerald G. Jampolsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
I Guess I’m Not a Very Good Christian . . .Do you feel like:I don’t pray enoughI don’t read my Bible enoughI don’t share my faith enoughI don’t love God enoughI’m not committed enoughI’m not spiritual enoughThen this book is for you. Messy Spirituality was written for the silent majority of us who have been convinced that we just don’t do Christianity right. We spend most of our lives worried about what we don’t do instead of what we have done, focused on our imperfections instead of God’s fondness for the imperfect. Why? Because we’ve been bombarded with books, tapes, talks, seminars, and movies convincing us that real Christianity is all about perfection.Michael Yaconelli dares to suggest that imperfection, infiniteness, and messiness are, in fact, the earmarks of true Christianity; that real Christianity is messy, erratic, lopsided . . . and gloriously liberating. What if genuine faith begins with admitting we will never have our act completely together? Maybe messy disciples are exactly the kind of imperfect people Jesus came to earth for and whose company he actually enjoyed--and still enjoys. If you want to find Jesus today, look for him in the midst of burned-out believers, moral misfits, religious incompetents . . . men and women whose lives are, well, messy. Messy Spirituality is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to’s and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.
God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People Mike Yaconelli ... Your insecurity, your
self-doubt, and your great need for affirmation make you lose trust in your inner
voice and run away from yourself. But you know that God speaks to you through ...
Author: Mike Yaconelli
In the vein of Gail Godwin's Evensong, a powerful novel that explores faith and sisterhood in small-town New England. Reverend Jordanna Nash is the "dangerously tall," bicycle-riding, female minister who commands the pulpit of Hutchinson Congregational Church. She came to this Connecticut town where her sister and four nephews live in an attempt to escape the loss of her own two babies, as well as to distance herself from her faltering marriage. If Jordanna's personal life is cursed, her professional life is, seemingly, blessed—her congregation cherishes her dynamic presence in their community. But when a depressed young mother she's been counseling suddenly disappears and a member of the church youth group gets pregnant, Jordanna's faith in God and in herself is profoundly shaken. A novel about the role of faith in contemporary life, The Passion of Reverend Nash tells the story of a wounded healer who must make sense of her own grief if she is to continue caring for her flock. As Jordanna struggles to render meaning from loss, readers of her story will be taken on an unforgettable spiritual journey.
She needed to center in, to draw God close, to hear what Henri Nouwen called “
the inner voice of love.” The inner voice of love was not Daniel'svoice. She
needed to pray,tosummon theGod from within. “'Be still and know that I am God,'”.
Author: Rachel Basch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company