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This short book was written in response to questions posed to Nouwen by his friends: “What does it mean to live a spiritual life?” and “How do we live it?”. It was written primarily for Christians but also those who are more ambivalent yet “desire spiritual freedom.” Nouwen uses Jesus’ words “Do not worry” as his point of departure. He looks at the destructive effects of worrying in our daily lives and then describes how Jesus responds to these worries. The book concludes with specific disciplines to help decrease worry and allow the Spirit of God to “make all things new”. Nouwen calls the reader away from the noise of the distracted life, to embrace solitude and community as meaningful pathways to spiritual depth and maturity. He equips the reader to say “yes” to the presence of God deep within his or her life, following the spiritual hunger to its divine center.
Themes: Worry, Anxiety, Solitude, Community, Jesus
Harper Collins, 1981
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