The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Paperback)
"On the long road it's good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things."
--Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking Henry J.M. Nowuen, one of the greatest of all spiritual writers, invites us to search deeply for the well-springs that nourish true ministry in his classic The Way of the Heart. Interweaving the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality, The Way of the Heart not only leads us to a fuller encounter with God, but to a more creative ministry with our fellow human beings. Here is one of the most profound works from a writer known for his fresh and perceptive insights--and who stands alongside C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton as an essential Christian scholar and thinker.
“Clear, precise, biblically founded guidance...Skillfully blends knowledge of psychological growth with the great Christian traditions.”
“Brings desert spirituality to bear upon the contemporary scene. ... Hauntingly relevant for us today.”
“Gemlike in its clarity.”
-The Christian Century
“Inspiring, to the point, and eminently practical in his advice about living spiritually in the world of today.”
-Spiritual Book News
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”
-Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking