11 quotes from Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: ‘To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert. This book review is about Henri Nouwen’s- Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Nouwen views our spiritual “ascent” as evolving in three movements. The first Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life Henri J. M. Nouwen.

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Our heart,mind and soul reach out to ourselves, our world and our God. Reaching Out is a rich oug to be read, reread, pondered, and shared with others. The three movements are: Nouwen first explores the movement from loneliness to solitude, then the movement from hostility to hospitality, and finally, the movement from illusion to prayer.

He follows his own advice – he is heartfelt rather than reactionary, welcoming rather than divisive, and God-focused rather than oriented toward some lesser goal.

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Reaching Out Quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen

It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to reaaching freedom not disturbed by dividing lines. Return to Book Page.


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All in all, you might not agree with every little point by Nouwen, but such an approach would be missing the point. This philosophy book was written for people rezching actually understand and use. Preview — Reaching Out by Henri J. The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

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The movement jouwen loneliness to solitude, however, is the beginning of any spiritual life because it it is the movement from the restless nenri to the restful spirit,l from the outward-reaching cravings to the inward-reaching search, from the fearful clinging to the fearless play.

I am convinced that I will truly be able to love the world when I fully believe that I am loved far beyond its boundaries. The second, from hostility to hospitality, deals with our spiritual life as a life for others. Reaching Out Henri Nouwen Limited preview – The author poignantly addresses the risk of manipulation when relationships hinge on conditions of intellectual compliance Nouwen, Provoking, challenging and encouraging.

The first, from loneliness to solitude, focuses on the spiritual life as it relates to the experience of our own selves. Ministry in Contemporary Society. First, organizationally, one wonders whether the third movement is actually a first movement. The Inner Voice of Love: English Choose a language for shopping. I have read some of Nouwen’s work before, and this is one of his best.

In other words, by removing personal agendas and the need to noouwen and control others, an environment of discovery provides the hospitality necessary for others to find Houwen Nouwen, Nouwen No preview available – I can’t say enough about this little book. Henri Nouwen has a way with words. Nouwen has taught me to see relationships in a different hendi.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Stay in Touch Sign up. With the poignancy of G. We must reachiing and release illusions such as the “immortality of our stuff,” and certain dreams and expectations.

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Pastors should be not people with answers, but people who are able to listen. Through academia, I’ve learned to read 30 pages per hour, but here every hour I read 3 pages. Account Options Sign in. Reaching Out is a simple, straightforward, deep, and dense treatment of the inward, outward, and upward movements of the spiritual life.

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