Following Jesus

Following Jesus

Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety

Henri Nouwen, Richard Rohr


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At one of the lowest points in his life, Henri Nouwen gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawing on those talks, this new book reveals the deep turmoil and sometimes chaotic inner life of a man who has become an icon of compassion and vulnerability – for Christians and non-Christians alike.

Nouwen writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. He explains why, with so many choices available to twenty-first-century seekers, the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is rediscovering Jesus’ teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, discerning, practicable habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith.

‘Timeless wisdom for life from one of the great spiritual masters of our age.’
James Martin

Few writers have influenced me more than Henri Nouwen. These newly published lectures offer fresh and timely insights amid the familiar cadences of Nouwen’s prose, written from a place of deep anxiety but even deeper hope.’
John Inazu, Professor of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, author of Confident Pluralism

For Christians interested in Nouwen, this collection of his writings will serve as a fine introduction.’
Publishers Weekly


Henri Nouwen:
Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of With Open Hands, Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other bestsellers. He was the senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where mentally disabled men and women and their assistants create a home together.