The Wounded Healer The Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer

Ministry in Contemporary Society

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Publisher Description

A radically fresh interpretation of how we can best serve others from the bestselling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son, hailed as “one of the world’s greatest spiritual writers” by Christianity Today

“In our own woundedness, we can become a source of life for others.”
 
In this hope-filled and profoundly simple book, Henri Nouwen inspires devoted men and women who want to be of service in their church or community but who have found traditional outreach alienating and ineffective. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen presents a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature.
 
According to Nouwen, ministers are called to identify the suffering in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. Ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional, somewhat aloof roles and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering as those they serve. In other words, we heal from our wounds. The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
1979
February 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Bryanjurassic ,

Amazing

Phenomenal insight and challenging

Tasiwoo ,

The Wounded Healer

This was spot on. Hit me right where I was at. Where I had questions as to what it was God was stirring in my heart. I was ready for the message and found answers. If we are not ready for the end of the answer, perhaps this is the book which will bring about those stirrings.
Pastor Dirk Scott
2ndchanceministries.net

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The Return of the Prodigal Son The Return of the Prodigal Son
1994
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2009
The Inner Voice of Love The Inner Voice of Love
1996
Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation
2010
Bread for the Journey Bread for the Journey
2009
The Way of the Heart The Way of the Heart
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