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  • Author:
    Wendy Wilson Greer,Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • ISBN:
    0824518330
  • ISBN13:
    978-0824518332
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    Crossroad Publishing Company; 6th Printing edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
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Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave.

Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave. The book is full of foundational that will speak to you whether you are just beginning to pray or if you have been living a prayerful life for many years.

The Only Necessary Thing book. An extraordinary effort by Wendy Greer to consolidate and arrange some of Nouwen's thinking on prayer

The Only Necessary Thing book. An extraordinary effort by Wendy Greer to consolidate and arrange some of Nouwen's thinking on prayer. It warms your heart, even as it hurts your head. Nouwen's being a Dutch Roman Catholic priest living in Canada and teaching at universities helps explain why he is occasionally obtuse, even while he has some great ideas.

Wendy Greer, a dear friend of Henri Nouwen’s, culled together the . This collection offers profound nurturance for the spiritual life. The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life (9780824524937) by Henri .

Wendy Greer, a dear friend of Henri Nouwen’s, culled together the spiritual master’s writings on prayer to offer a work that enriches our understanding of the practice of coming close to God.

For prayer selections for your group you might wish to have a look at The Only Necessary Thing: Living A Prayerful Life .

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Much thanks need to be given to Wendy Greer who gleaned these excerpts from his many books.

Much thanks need to be given to Wendy Greer who gleaned these excerpts from his many books. She has done an admirable job. This book, due to it's format, is very conducive to being read over a course of time, maybe for one's devotions.

Henri J. M. Nouwen, Wendy Wilson Greer. Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of Prayer runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from many decades of his life, the compilation of Henri's thoughts, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, reveal the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.

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Throughout the forty some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of "Prayer" runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer

Throughout the forty some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of "Prayer" runs through them all and unites them. Drawn from many decades of his life, the compilation of Henri's throughts, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, reveal the core of the man and his belief that "prayer is the only necessary thing.

Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of Prayer runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from many decades of his life, the compilation of Henri's thoughts, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, reveal the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.

Meri
I can find no language adequate to describe my experience with this book, or should I say with the thought of Henri Nouwin? (This is a compilation by another author, but the writing is all Nouwin.) This is my first reading of anything he's done. I've had it in my mind to read something by Nouwin for quite some time now, but other things kept getting in the way. This is a book you have to meditate on. I read this through quickly as I do everything I read. If I believe a book has something to say to me, I read it again, more slowly and thoughtfully. I am now reading this in small sections, savoring it. This is a book I'll keep on my nightstand for a very long time and go back to it again and again. It will be a "friend" for life. I look forward to reading all of Nouwin.

For those of you who would like scholarly comparisons, I'm sorry. I don't have enough experience with this author or with Nouwin to do that. I can only tell you that I'm happy to have this book. I recommend it to all.
Hystana
Nouwen's work is always worthwhile, even when it is not his best effort. This book is his very best work on the most important topic he consistently addressed- prayer. Much thanks need to be given to Wendy Greer who gleaned these excerpts from his many books. She has done an admirable job. This book, due to it's format, is very conducive to being read over a course of time, maybe for one's devotions. The wisdom in it makes for a book that I will return to over and over again. I have given this book to my closest christian friends, who like me have a conviction that the prayerful life, a life lived always in the awareness of our relationship with Christ, is the only life worth living.
you secret
Henri Nouwen's The Only Necessary Thing:Living a Prayerful Life when sampled daily provides me with words of refreshing spiritual inspiration and direction.
Once I pick it up and begin reading I find I'm drawn to read on and on. Usually it becomes twenty minutes or more.
Keeping up with the world news can evoke feelings of despair.
A few pages of Nouwen can provide hope and reassurance not to give up hope. We renew confidence knowing that God is with us.
When you've gone through the entire book it's helpful to start over. You get worthwhile insights every time you sample it!
I've given away at least 15 copies of this book purchased at Amazon to friends and copies of Nouwen's other books.
Mazuzahn
This collection of Nouwen's writings on prayer is at the top of my list of readings on prayer, a favorite topic of mine. He explores the many facets of prayer with clarity, with humility, with insights into the deep mystery of prayer in a way that is nevertheless accessible and beckoning for those who want more from a life of prayer. I will read this again and again. And I'm here now to buy copies for others who are hungry to live a prayerful life.
Bynelad
Be attentive to God

All I will add to the list of glowing reviews is to say that I typically don't enjoy books that are a compilation of selected writings from other books. So if you're like me in that regard, I will say that it shouldn't discourage you from reading this book. The passages selected are excellent and flow together nicely. The Only Necessary Thing reads like it was written all at once and has become one of my favorite Henri Nouwen books. The book is full of foundational life-changing-truths that will speak to you whether you are just beginning to pray or if you have been living a prayerful life for many years. May you blessed in your journey into Christ!
greed style
I like Henri Nouwen books.
Super P
A great book to live a prayerful life.
My first mistake was trying to read this like a regular book. In order to really enjoy and benefit from this book, you need to read a little, ponder it and then read some more. If you don't like to think, you probably won't like this book.