You Are the Beloved

Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living

by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Seven million copies of his books in print! This daily devotional from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy.

Nouwen devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God. In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus's public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, "You are my beloved son on whom my favor rests." "That is the core experience of Jesus," Nouwen writes. "He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. . . . I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything."

You Are Beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. Featuring the best of Nouwen's writing from previously published works, this devotional will propel the canon forward as it draws on this rich literature in new and compelling ways. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.

Recent Reviews

You Are The Beloved

Elyssa Everling

4.5 Stars

This wonderful book daily reflections drawn by the many works of Henri Nouwen provides a great way to begin, or end your day, focusing on God. The reflections seem timely and are quick to read. I have done a handful of a day's worth…

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Amazing. Super helpful.

Cameron Smith

4.5 Stars

This was such a great book and daily reads. If you have never read any of Nouwen's other books I highly recommend you do so. I am in a class of spiritual formation right now and these daily read just really puts you in the mood. God is…

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You are the Beloved

Kendra McCarter

5 Stars

You are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living brings together passages from a variety of Henri Nouwen's works to create a 365-day devotional.  Nouwen's later works devoted so much attention to reclaiming…

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You are the Beloved

Aimee Baum

4 Stars

I had never read anything by Henri J. M. Nouwen before and I thought this book would be a great introduction to his work.  The book contains daily meditations that contain excerpts from books that he has written and from never before…

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Elise Burkhead

3.5 Stars

This is a daily devotional in a normal book size, both in height and the page quality. The pages are the typical book off-white color and non-glossy feel. There are no photos or images or side quotes pulled from that day's reading. Not…

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