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Adam could not speak, or even move without assistance. In the eyes of the world he was a complete nobody. Yet for Henri Nouwen he became a friend, teacher and guide. It was Adam who led Nouwen to new insights into both his Christian faith and what it means to be beloved of God. This is the story of Adam of Henri Nouwen.
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Henri Nouwen completed Adam: God's Beloved just weeks before his death in 1996. It is a personal memoir about his friendship with Adam, a severely handicapped man he knew at the L'Arche Daybreak Community in Canada. Although Adam could not speak and was wracked with violent seizures, Nouwen called Adam "my friend, my teacher, and my guide," and credited Adam with renewing his faith in a particularly dark period of life. Thanks to Adam, Nouwen came to understand the central questions of Christian theology in a way that transcended all statements of belief, and instead found joy in the mere gift of human existence. --Michael Joseph GrossFrom the Back Cover:
Adam could not speak, or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. In the eyes of the world he was a complete nobody. And yet, for Henri Nouwen he became "my friend, my teacher, an
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