Nouwen for Every Day

James Semmelroth Darnell

5 Stars

March 15, 2018

Henri Nouwen has become for many people a modern-day saint. The Dutch theologian lived a humble and simple life, spending the last years of his life living with the L'Arche community of adults with developmental disabilities. His writing reflects this simplicity, but is never merely simple, often pointing to profound truth. "You Are the Beloved" draws widely across Nouwen's work, including his letters, to offer daily readings based on various themes. In my personal reading of this book, it has served as a daily devotional for me, helping to ground my day each morning. It is appropriately titled, as being beloved of God is central to Nouwen's theology. He speaks profoundly of God's love for each person, which provides ample reason to read this wonderful volume.