Henri Nouwen Society

Discussion Guides

The Way of the Heart

Resource materials designed for reading groups have been prepared for the following books and are available free of charge from the Henri Nouwen Society.

These resource materials include a brief biography of Henri Nouwen, a scheduling chart and a feedback form. We hope you and your group will share with us your experience of participating in a Nouwen reading group by completing and returning the feedback form.  Any comments or suggestions you have regarding the reading group materials would also be much appreciated. You may also wish to subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on news and events.

If your group is interested in singing together, you might wish to suggest music from the Taizé community. Henri often led Taizé songs during the mass and other gatherings such as his classes at Yale and Harvard.

For prayer selections for your group you might wish to have a look at The Only Necessary Thing: Living A Prayerful Life, by Henri Nouwen, compiled and edited by Wendy Wilson Greer.  Available at our bookstore.

Journey of the Heart: the life of Henri Nouwen is available in DVD and can be purchased from our bookstore.

To download study guides, please see below.

Adam: God's Beloved

Adam: God's Beloved

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Aging: The Fulfillment of Life

Aging: The Fulfillment of Life

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Can You Drink The Cup

Can You Drink the Cup?

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Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life

Compassion

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Finding My Way Home

Finding My Way Home

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Here and Now

Here and Now

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Home Tonight

Home Tonight

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In Memoriam

In the Name of Jesus

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In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

Life of the Beloved

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Lifesigns

Lifesigns

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Making All Things New

Making All Things New

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Our Greatest Gift

Our Greatest Gift

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Peacework

Peacework

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Reaching Out

Reaching Out

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The Inner Voice of Love

The Inner Voice of Love

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The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

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The Selfless Way of Christ

The Selfless Way of Christ

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The Way of the Heart

The Way of the Heart

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The Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer

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With Burning Hearts

With Burning Hearts

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With Open Hands

With Open Hands

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