When a mother or father dies, the mystery of life reveals itself to us. It is precisely in the moments when we are most human, most in touch with what binds us together, that we discover the hidden depth of life. - Henri J.M. Nouwen. In this intimate, deeply touching account of his mother's death, Henri Nouwen offers a gentle invitation to all those in grief to open themselves to a deeper sense of faith and trust in God. Writing with his characteristic simplicity and honesty, Nouwen shares his own experience of the pain, confusion, and doubt that all those in grief experience. More importantly, he leads the reader to recognize that despite all the turmoil surrounding the death of a loved one, God is present.
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Henri Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than 40 books, among them the best-selling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L'Arche Daybreak community in Toronto where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.
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