Discernment has ratings and 63 reviews. Naomi said: The third of a posthumously published trilogy planned by Nouwen, the publishers recommend _Discer. In his 40 books on spirituality, Henri J. M. Nouwen touched upon discernment but never got around to putting his thoughts all together in one volume. Now in. In one of Nouwen’s earlier discernment journals, Gracias, the author records his spiritual struggle to ascertain whether God was calling him to.

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Good for Group Study Each chapter concludes with a set of questions.

I was eager to read the next book in Nouwen’s spirituality trilogy and I was beginning to experience new turbulence within my workplace which created desire for wisdom in navigation.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Not all theoretical practices but Nouwen shares his own experience of discernment, of how discernment is an act in waiting passionof how we should first know who we are beloved child of God before we asked what is God’s purpose for us.

Some good insights and reminders for discernment, but nothing new or earth-shattering. Customers who bought this item also bought. Nouwen’s thoughts on discernment begin to answer one of the biggest questions we face: Oct 10, Chad Cecil rated it it was amazing.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Discernment performed alone often can become delusion. Excellent read Written in plain English, I found this book to be an excellent source of guidance for my own spiritual journey. So again, the practice of discernment is the practice of listening; it’s more an act of submission rather than discovering the route of onuwen control.

There is so much good stuff about hearing and discerning the voice of God in this book! I found that my anger and my desire to be special and to be admired all bubbled up in my times of discernnment.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, taken as a whole, I think this book presents an incoherent image of discernment. Skip to main content. What I received was very helpful, very formative eiscernment in the practice of listening. Discernment Quotes Showing of Refresh and try again. Jul 10, Bonnie Niu rated it it was amazing. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Thus God has a real chance to form us into lights in the darkness, a source of hope for many in the world. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. After nearly two decades of Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen Nouen— was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life. To ask other readers questions about Discernmentplease sign up. I found it a helpful exploration of Nouwen’s writings and teachings on discernment. About a quarter of the way into the book, I was caught off-guard by the difference between Discernment and the other two books.

As the book overlap reads, ” The premise of this book is that God is always speaking to us I highly recommend not only this book, but any Henri Nouwen book.

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Anyone familiar with The Spiritual Exercises would find much to relate to here, though it is warmer and more personable. Though Henri counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of discernment were never collected into a single volume. Reading the Signs of Nowuen LifeNouwen writes: Most, if not all of us have struggled with the question of what God’s purpose for our life is and what job I should do. I know this can be hard to affirm.


Get to Know Us. Henri Nouwen was a wonderful priest and writer, but for me his books are either hit or miss. Beautiful and insightful- as is every other work I’ve read by Nouwen- he remains my favorite Catholic author. Living in the presence of God is the nouwej call. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Discernment reveals new priorities, directions, and gifts from God. Jul 06, Joy rated it it was amazing. Amazon Disernment Digital Educational Resources.

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Go to the scriptures and read: Jul 12, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Such a wonderful book but very deep. Interior Ad Space 1.

As a book meant for teaching discernment, it gets two, only redeemable by a few passages. Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living.

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For those already familiar This collection of Nouwen’s writings on discernment was complied by friends and students after Nouwen’s death. It is a helpful book for anyone considering discernment in its many guises and connects the reader w This is another of the several posthumous collections mostly of Henri Nouwen’s unpublished writings which have been conducted by several colleagues of this highly influential spiritual writer, who died in Reflection questions at the end of each chapter may not be easy pieces for everyone, but then in kairos time, we may get our answers.

Embracing the Practice in Solitude and Community If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.