Hope for Caregivers: A 42-Day Devotional in Company with Henri J. M. Nouwen Spiral-Bound | August 16, 2022
Henri Nouwen, Susan Martins Miller (Edited by)
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Hope for Caregivers: A 42-Day Devotional in Company with Henri J. M. Nouwen
Caregiving is often reduced to a list of tasks that another individual cannot do independently. This six-week devotional inspired by the words of Henri Nouwen intertwines Scripture and prayer to summon us away from our lists for a few moments each day, drawing us to a fresh framework for the experience of giving care.
Henri Nouwen's timeless wisdom reminds us once again of the transformation that love brings, both when we allow ourselves to give love with abandon and when we allow ourselves to receive love. Caregiving too often is reduced to a list of tasks—doing the things that another individual cannot do independently. In six weeks of daily devotions inspired by the words of Henri Nouwen and intertwined with Scripture and prayer, Hope for Caregivers summons us away from our lists for a few moments each day and draws us to a fresh framework for the experience of giving care.
Henri Nouwen's life and writings on the spiritual life continue to touch millions of people in dozens of languages. Henri was born in the Netherlands in 1932 and was drawn to the priesthood in the Catholic Church at a young age. After being ordained in 1957, he undertook further studies in psychology in the United States. Nouwen corresponded regularly in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish with hundreds of friends and reached out to thousands through his many lectures and retreats. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers, and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy.