About the Event
Join us by Zoom starting Wednesday, September 22, 2021, where we will begin reading a new book together, Following Jesus: Finding our way home in an age of anxiety, by Henri Nouwen. Email Pastor Sims for the link. firstname.lastname@example.org
At one of the lowest points in his life, Henri Nouwen gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawing on those talks, this new book (2019) reveals the deep turmoil and sometimes chaotic inner life of a man who has become an icon of compassion and vulnerability. He writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. He explains why, with so many choices available to twenty-first-century seekers, the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is discovering Jesus’ teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, discerning, practicable habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith.
Henri Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest who left a highly acclaimed academic career at Harvard to share his life with people with learning disabilities at L’Arche community in Toronto, Canada. He was a beloved author of forty books on prayer and the life of faith, including The Return of the Prodigal Son, The Inner Voice of Love and the Wounded Healer. He died in 1996.