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From the best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, essential listening for Catholics, other Christians, and all spiritual seekers

In the final year before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen wrote an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man from L'Arche. In the story of Adam he found a way to describe his own understanding of the Gospel message. Adam could not speak or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. And yet, for Nouwen, he became his friend, teacher, and guide. It was Adam who led Nouwen to a new understanding of his faith and what it means to be Beloved of God. 

Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all of us human creatures, broken and yet beloved, who live in a world charged and alive with the mystery of God's love. Completed only weeks before Nouwen’s own death, Adam became a final, precious gift, a fitting reflection of his own message and legacy.  

Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Adam: God’s Beloved, invites you to rediscover in your own life what it means to be God’s Beloved.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection which includes several original titles by Henri Nouwen.

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  • Brittany
  • 05-02-2021

A poignant story of friendship

Listen to the story of Henri Nouwen's friend and hear how Nouwen is able to relate the struggles and lifetime to the life of Jesus and the gospels.

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  • Emily D.
  • 13-01-2021

A moving account

This account of Nouwen's relationship with his friend Adam is moving and inspiring. A great reminder of the importance of listening to what those we meet along our life's path may have to teach us, no matter their limitations.

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