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Books About Nouwen & Compilations

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Biographical Works

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

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

Henri Nouwen, His Life and Spirit by Kevin Burns (Franciscan Media, 2016) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Deirdre LaNoue (Bloomsbury Academic, 2000) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

 

 

Books about Henri Nouwen and/or his Spirituality

Impressively Free: Henri Nouwen as Model for a Reformed Priesthood by Michael W. Higgins and Kevin Burns (Paulist Press, 2019) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

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

Befriending Life: Encounters with Henri Nouwen by Beth Porter (Doubleday, 2001) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

Hear the Heart Beat with Henri Nouwen by Charles Ringma (SPCK, 2006) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Wounded Healer by Vera Phillips and Edwin Robertson (SPCK, 1984) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

 

 

Compilations/Anthologies/Readers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Henri Nouwen Illuminated edited by Len Sroka (ACTA Publications, 2005) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

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

Jesus: A Gospel edited by Michael O’Laughlin (Orbis, 2013) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Book of Hours: Henri Nouwen edited by Robert Waldron (Seabury Books, 2009) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

The Essential Henri Nouwen edited by Robert A. Jonas (Shambhala, 2009) Amazon USA / Amazon Canada

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

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

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

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

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

 


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