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 seen writings of his. Each days meditation is short, just about a page long and the book that the excerp comes from is included. I have been reading these for a while now and I am enjoying them. I find myself wanting to read more than the selection included to get a more in depth look at what the author is talking about so I am sure I will be reading some of his books soon. It is a great book for someone looking to add a daily meditation to their spiritual path.