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  • Author:
    Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • ISBN:
    0060663596
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060663599
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  • Publisher:
    HarperOne; Reprint edition (November 21, 2006)
  • Pages:
    416 pages
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    Humanities
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I have read Bread for the Journey, by Henri Nouwen, for years. I'm back in 2012, again going through this marvelous book, savoring Nouwen's wisdom and profound discipleship in little portions, just a few inspiring sentences for each day.

I have read Bread for the Journey, by Henri Nouwen, for years. Every morning I am more and more amazed at Henri Nouwen and his depth and teaching "in the moment" of life. Recently I set aside the paper version for Kindle and find it much more convenient to use.

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I tried to have at least three of these conversations a day. By the end of September my blank book was full and I felt quite proud of myself.

A beautiful book especially for the Lenten Season that gives a different thought for each day. This purchace arrived in great timing and is in excellent condition. I tried to have at least three of these conversations a day. But then it dawned on me that I would have to fill nearly five of these books to have enough texts for a whole year. Three hundred and sixty-five days suddenly seemed a frighteningly long journey. Sure, I had a few more thoughts, but 285 more seemed quite a challenge. Did I have that many ideas?

Bread for the Journey. I liked the book contents and it was delivered on time. Exactly what I expected. I'm something of a Henri Nouwen junkie, so I thought I would check out this book

Bread for the Journey. I enjoyed the author's spiritual perspective on life's everyday matters. scratches the surface. I'm something of a Henri Nouwen junkie, so I thought I would check out this book. Unfortunately, it does not stack up to his other writings. The upside is that it gives you little bites of Nouwen wisdom, suitable for reading each morning or evening

Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the .

Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion. Nouwen is a wise, loving companion who invites us along as he finds joy in the community of loss, true freedom in forgiveness of others, and hope in surprising places.

Bread for the Journey book. When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure. For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveils, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith.

Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith. Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God.

When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found .

When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure. For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveils, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith

Henry Nouwen begins the book by honing in o. .Bread for the Journey : A Daily Feast of Wisdom and Faith.

Henry Nouwen begins the book by honing in o.

When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure." For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveils, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith. From the delicate interplay of human experience to the surrender to Christ and the embrace of Christian community, that journey of Christian spirituality is explored and celebrated here in each eloquent, thought–provoking passage,

"The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives. It is there that we give ourselves to one another. When we say, 'Take some more, let me serve you another plate, let me pour you another glass, don't be shy, enjoy it,' we say a lot more than our words express. We invite our friends to become part of our lives. We want them to be nurtured by the same food and drink that nurture us. We desire communion.... Every breakfast, lunch, or dinner can become a time of growing communion with one another."

Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God. Nouwen is a wise, loving companion who invites us along as he finds joy in the community of loss, true freedom in forgiveness of others, and hope in surprising places. Each daily meditation is a stepping–stone along a path of private discovery, offering Nouwen's seasoned yet fresh ideas on kindness, love, suffering, and prayer, the Church as God's people, and the importance of Jesus in one's life–reflecting, as a whole, Nouwen's own 'personal creed.' Bread for the Journey brims with daily nourishment and guidance for devoted followers and new friends alike –– food for thought on a yearlong journey of discovery and faith.


BroWelm
I am so picky about daily devotionals. My experience yields that most devotionals are in the category of what I consider "Christian Lite," in the same vein as Bud Lite: the basic ideas without any real substance or flavor. I have a few that I enjoy, a devotional by Richard Rohr and one by Thomas Keating, but at times their devotionals are markedly Catholic, which is not a problem in and of itself, considering that they are both Catholic holy men! But as I prefer more nonsectarian writings, "Bread for the Journey" is everything I wanted in a devotional, and more. It's wise, down-to-earth, compassionate, exploratory, contemplative, without being too watered-down, too removed from the Gospel, or too sectarian. Henri Nouwen was an amazing and gentle soul, a true embodiment of the Eternal Christ, and I am deeply grateful that we were blessed with his presence and his life for the brief time that we were.
Dyni
This is an amazingly beautiful book! I've owned a number of books of this type ... where there's a reading per day ... and none have ever held my attention. I don't enjoy a book with simple platitudes, or filled with metaphor after metaphor. This book isn't like that. You can tell it's borne of years of contemplative living, and it has a lot of "meat" in it. I may not have stuck to a "one per day" schedule with it, but I've read all the entries, marked them up abundantly with notes and underlines, and still pick it up fairly often. That makes it 5-star, in my opinion!
Cordaron
I have read Bread for the Journey, by Henri Nouwen, for years. Every morning I am more and more amazed at Henri Nouwen and his depth and teaching "in the moment" of life. It seems to me that his writing is directly influenced by my personal need each day and yet, when I share it with my friends online, and I always do, they think it was written just for them. I have many friends who read the same book who are living all over the world.

On May 14, 2006, I called my husband and asked him to come in my office. I said, "Tom, you must come hear this!" and he did. I read the following to him:

"Praying to Die Well

Many people say, "I am not afraid of death, but I am afraid of dying." This is quite understandable, since dying often means illness, pain, dependency, and loneliness.

The fear of dying is nothing to be ashamed of. It is the most human of all human fears. Jesus himself entered into that fear. In his anguish "sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood" (Luke 22:44). How must we deal with our fear of dying? Like Jesus we must pray that we may receive special strength to make the great passage to new life. Then we can trust that God will send us an angel to comfort us, as he sent an angel to Jesus."

Beautiful, right? Very beautiful. Less than 6 hours later, my husband, while having a late lunch with me, sitting at our table, physically died - without pain, just left planet earth. I quickly called to him, "Tom, Tom, remember Henri this morning. Remember him! You have an angel to comfort you, remember this morning?" He was gone.

So you know how much I believe this man, this Henri Nouwen, is timely. I am Catholic but he has long been the favorite of many of my Protestant friends. This book is for everyone. You must own it.
Tygokasa
I have read these daily thoughts, reflections and devotions through more than one year. They each inspire me to see life, God, the world and people around me in a fresh way. I look forward to traveling through 2017 with Henri Nouwen; some days will be very familiar and others will seem completely new. His reflections on life contain enough depth to reveal new insights when they are read after a year of living. I highly recommend this book.
GoodBuyMyFriends
Over the course of my life I've come across few books that can match the calibre of Henri Nouwen's.
"Bread for the Journey" is perhaps his best--a day-by-day opportunity to have contact with Our Maker, to appreciate our blessings, to come to grips with our flaws, to seek forgiveness for mistaken choices, and to use our gifts to serve others.
Fr. Nouwen's book is indeed what its title states...Bread for the Journey!
Sudert
Henri Nouwen has an unusual ability to lead the reader on a daily journey of devotion and meditation to build a more intimate relationship with God. I was using Bread for the Journey as my daily mediation-starter back in 2001 and when the shocking events of 9/11 and the days afterwards unfolded found myself unusually calm and centered thanks to Nouwen's guidance. I'm back in 2012, again going through this marvelous book, savoring Nouwen's wisdom and profound discipleship in little portions, just a few inspiring sentences for each day. Recently I set aside the paper version for Kindle and find it much more convenient to use. When 2013 comes, I'll go to another daily guide but will surely be back to Bread for the Journey again a few years from now.
watchman
Nouwen's daily insights are always blessings.
This devotion has many super entries. I read about the composition of this devotion in Nouwen's Sabbatical Journey (his final journal). He talked about writing Bread for the Journey. Some of the entries in the devotion are better than others. But for most of the year, this devotion has really spiritual and positive Christian reflections that help in our journey.