Henri Nouwen Society

Books About Nouwen & Compilations

Biographical Works
Books about Henri Nouwen and/or his Spirituality
Compilations/Anthologies/Readers

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Biographical Works

Henri Nouwen: A Restless Seeking for God by Jurjen Beumer (Lannoo, 1998)

Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit (Franciscan Media, 2016)

Henri Nouwen, His Life and Vision by Michael O’Laughlin (Orbis, 2009)

Henri Nouwen, His Life and Work by Kevin Burns (Franciscan Media, 2016)

Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Michael W. Higgins and Kevin Burns (Paulist Press, 2012)

God’s Beloved: A Spiritual Biography of Henri Nouwen by Michael O’Laughlin (Orbis, 2004)

The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Deirdre LaNoue (Bloomsbury Academic, 2000)

Wounded Prophet: A Portrait of Henri J. M. Nouwen by Michael Ford (Doubleday, 1999)

 

Books about Henri Nouwen and/or his Spirituality

A Retreat with Henri Nouwen: Reclaiming our Humanity, edited by Robert Durback (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2003)

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints, by James Martin (HiddenSpring (Paulist Press), 2006)

Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying, by Michelle O’Rourke (Orbis Books, 2009)

Befriending Life: Encounters wit Henri Nouwen, by Beth Porter (Doubleday, 2001)

Beloved: In Conversation with Henri Nouwen, by Philip Roderick, editor (Canterbury Press, 2007)

Dare to Journey with Henri Nouwen, edited by Charles Ringma (Pinon Press, 2000)

Hear the Heart Beat with Henri Nouwen by Charles Ringma (SPCK, 2006)

Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded, edited by Michael Higgins (Know You Know Media, 2013)

Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality of Imperfection by Wil Hernandez (Paulist Press, 2006)

Henri Nouwen and Soul Care: A Ministry of Integration by Wil Hernandez (Paulist Press, 2008)

Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities: A Life of Tension by Wil Hernandez (Paulist Press, 2012)

Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen by Wil Hernandez (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2015).

Nouwen Then: Personal Reflections on Henri by Christopher de Vinck, editor (Zondervan, 1999)

Remembering Henri: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Gerald S. Twomey and Claude Pomerleau, editors (Orbis, 2006)

Spiritual Guides for Today: Evelyn Underhill, Dorothy Day, Karl Rahner, Simone Weil, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, editor Annice Callahan (Crossroad, 1992)

The Seeking Heart: A Journey with Henri Nouwen, edited by Charles Ringma (Paraclete Press, 2006)

The Wounded Healer, by Vera Phillips and Edwin Robertson (SPCK, 1984)

Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God, Jonathan Bengtson and Gabrielle Earnshaw, editors (Orbis, 2007)

Walking with Henri Nouwen: A Reflective Journey, edited by Robert G. Waldron (Paulist Press, 2003)

 

Compilations/Anthologies/Readers

15 Days of Prayer with Henri Nouwen, edited by Robert G. Waldron (New City Press, 2009)

A Spirituality of Caregiving (The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series), edited by Sue Mosteller and Judith Leckie (Upper Room, 2011)

A Spirituality of Fundraising (The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series), edited by John Mogabgab (Upper Room, 2011)

A Spirituality of Homecoming (The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series), edited by John S. Mogabgab (Upper Room, 2012)

A Spirituality of Living (The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series), edited by John S. Mogabgab (Upper Room, 2012)

Arrivals and Departures: The Restless World of Henri Nouwen, edited by Michael Ford (DLT, 2007)

Beauty of the Beloved: A Henri Nouwen Anthology by Robert A. Jonas (DLT, 1999)

Circles of Love: Daily Readings with Henri J. M. Nouwen, edited by John Garvey (DLT, 1988)

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life, edited by Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird (HarperOne, 2013)

Eternal Seasons: A Spiritual Journey Through the Church Year, edited by Michael Ford (DLT, 2003)

Henri’s Mantle: 100 Meditations on Nouwen’s Legacy (Wipf & Stock, 2010)

Henri Nouwen Illuminated, edited by Len Sroka (ACTA Publications, 2005)

Henri Nouwen: In My Own Words, edited by Robert Durback (Liguori Publications, 2001)

Henri Nouwen: Writings Selected With Introduction by Robert A. Jonas (Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Orbis, 1998)

Home Tonight: Further Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, edited by Sue Mosteller (Doubleday, 2009)

Jesus: A Gospel, edited by Michael O’Laughlin (Orbis, 2013)

Mornings with Henri J. M. Nouwen: Readings and Reflections, edited by Evelyn Bence (St. Anthony Messenger, 2005)

My Sister, My Brother: Life Together in Christ, editor unknown (Word Among Us Press, 2006)

Restless Soul: Meditations for the Road, edited by Michael Ford (Ave Maria Press, 2008)

Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader, edited by Robert Durback (Bantam Boos, 1989)

Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings (Crossroad, 1994) (First published in German by Herder Verlag as Zeig Mir den Weg)

Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, edited by Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird (HarperOne, 2006)

Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit edited by Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird (HarperOne, 2010)

The Book of Hours, edited by Robert Waldron (Seabury Books, 2009)

The Dance of Life: Weaving Sorrow and Blessings into One Joyful Step, edited by Michael Ford (Ave Maria Press, 2006)

The Essential Henri Nouwen, edited by Robert A. Jonas (Shambhala, 2009)

The Heart of Henri Nouwen: His Words of Blessing, edited by Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird (Crossroad, 2003)

The Only Necessary Things: Living a Prayerful Life, edited by Wendy Wilson Greer (Crossroad, 2008)

The Road to Peace: Writings on Peace and Justice by Henri Nouwen, edited by John Dear (Orbis, 1998)

Turn My Mourning Into Dancing: Finding Hope in Hard Times, edited by Timothy Jones (Thomas Nelson, 2004)

Words of Hope and Healing: 99 Sayings by Henri Nouwen, edited by Jeff Imbach (New City Press of Focolare, 2005)

 

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