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"Love, Henri" book coverThe Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust is the owner of the copyrights in the Works of Henri J.M. Nouwen. Its purpose is to provide a stable, ongoing entity to care for the legacy of Henri J.M. Nouwen.

Contact information:

The Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust
c/o Sally Keefe Cohen, Literary Manager
214-95 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2R9





Permissions and Translations

In nearly all cases Henri Nouwen’s books are still in print and are under licence to publishers. In most cases the publishers control the rights to use excerpts. Information concerning these rights can be obtained from the various publishers, below.

Although Dutch and German rights are controlled by the Trust for many books, in most cases translation rights have been granted to the various publishers and are controlled by them. A list of the publishers for the Nouwen Works along with the contact information for translation rights is below.


Ave Maria Press

  • Behold the Beauty of the Lord
  • Out of Solitude
  • With Open Hands
  • Can You Drink the Cup?
  • Heart Speaks to Heart
  • In Memoriam
  • A Sorrow Shared
  • Spirituality of Waiting (audio mp3)

Rights & Permissions:  https://www.avemariapress.com/rights-and-permissions/


Crossroad Publishing

  • In the Name of Jesus
  • Show Me the Way
  • Finding My Way Home
  • Encounters With Merton
  • Life of the Beloved
  • Beyond the Mirror
  • Sabbatical Journey
  • Here and Now
  • Our Second Birth
  • The Only Necessary Thing

Rights & Permissions: www.crossroadpublishing.com     

Email:  rights@crossroadpublishing.com


Penguin Random House 

  • A Cry for Mercy
  • Aging (co-authored)
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son
  • Creative Ministry
  • Clowning in Rome
  • Lifesigns
  • Compassion (co-authored)
  • The Inner Voice of Love
  • The Wounded Healer
  • The Road to Daybreak
  • Reaching Out
  • The Genesee Diary
  • Home Tonight
  • The Way of the Heart
  • You Are the Beloved
  • Love, Henri
  • Following Jesus

Rights & Permissions: www.penguinrandomhouse.com

For translation and reprint rights, please call the Random House general information number at 212-782-9000 and request to be connected to the subsidiary rights department of the specific imprint.


HarperOne (HarperCollins Publishers)

  • Letters to Marc About Jesus
  • Our Greatest Gift
  • Bread for the Journey
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Intimacy
  • Making All Things New
  • Letter of Consolation
  • Gracias!
  • Way of the Heart
  • The Living Reminder
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Discernment
  • The Spiritual Life
  • Reaching Out
  • Flying, Falling, Catching

Rights & Permissions: www.harpercollins.com


Orbis Books

  • With Burning Hearts
  • Love in a Fearful Land
  • Peacework
  • Adam: God’s Beloved
  • The Selfless Way of Christ
  • The Road to Peace
  • Walk With Jesus
  • Gracias
  • Community

Rights & Permissions:
Doris Goodnough
Price Bldg., Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Fax: 914.941.7005
Email:  dgoodnough@maryknoll.org


Thomas Nelson (W Publishing)

  • Turn My Mourning Into Dancing

Foreign Rights:  http://www.thomasnelson.com


Twenty Third Publications

  • Finding Our Sacred Center
  • On Retreat with Henri Nouwen
  • Henri Nouwen and the Art of Living, 5 volume set
  • Healthy Caregiving: Perspectives for Caring Professionals in Company with Henri Nouwen

Rights & Permissions: http://store.pastoralplanning.com/


Upper Room Books

  • A Spirituality of Fundraising
  • A Spirituality of Caregiving
  • A Spirituality of Living
  • A Spirituality of Homecoming

Rights & Permissions: http://www.upperroom.org/contact/


Now You Know Media/LEARN 25 Audio

  • The Lonely Search for God (audio book)
  • Spiritual Direction (audio book)
  • Discernment (audio book)
  • Spiritual Formation (audio book)
  • Henri Nouwen on Suffering and Joy (audio book)
  • Who Are We (audio book)
  • Henri Nouwen on Christian Identity (audio book)
  • With Burning Hearts (audio book)
  • Adam: God’s Beloved (audio book)
  • Walk with Jesus: Stations of the Cross (audio book)

Contact: learn25.com