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The spiritual life is not a life then and there, but a life here and now. It is a life in which the spirit of God is revealed in the ordinary enccounters of every day. With a smile and a tear, Nouwen looks at the day-to-day events of our lives and discovers there places where God chooses to dwell and call us.

©1994 Henri J. M. Nouwen (P)2000 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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brilliant

It is very insightful and in ways challenging. I finish the book with Deep respect for Henri Nowen.

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  • M. Sturdevant
  • 20-08-2015

A Key to Happiness

Easy to follow guide to the simplicity of life through God's love. Should be a part of everyone's library.

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  • papa k
  • 07-06-2016

always what I need

For over 23 years Henri Nouwen has been my spiritual director via his wise words in multiple publications. I continue to give college graduates his Bread for the Journey as gift. Usually in the inscription on the inside cover I will recommend this book (Here and Now) as a recommendation for further depth in a relationship with God. There is a syllable wasted in Nouwens writing. Love underscores every insight. Love is what I always need, both to receive and then to give. Nouwen opens my love sensitivity and motivates my sharing.

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  • Tibor Csizmadia
  • 31-10-2018

Important for all on a spiritual path

Excellent set of reflections by a wonderful Catholic priest and his message is succinct, easy to understand and well illustrated. Good job my Father Bodo in reading this book. Highly recommended.

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  • Douglas
  • 06-02-2011

Not sure what to say

I did not find it as inspiring as some of his other works. I picked up maybe two things as opposed to dozens in things like Return of the Prodigal Son.

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  • Greg Swart
  • 06-02-2021

Timeless Wisdom

The Wisdom & Humility of this work is timeless, highly recommended, especially for those who have walked the walk for long

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  • Peter
  • 30-01-2021

Present in His Presence

Living in God's presence and experiencing peace despite our brokenness and inadequate feelings; wrapped in His love and acceptance.

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  • Donutmail
  • 23-12-2020

Amazing

So Encouraging & full of thoughtful words that can also bring peace. Narrator's voice is soothing

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