The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality.
About the Author
Henri J. M. Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.
“Clear, precise, biblically founded guidance...Skillfully blends knowledge of psychological growth with the great Christian traditions.” -Commonweal
“Brings desert spirituality to bear upon the contemporary scene. ... Hauntingly relevant for us today.” -Christianity Today
“Gemlike in its clarity.” -The Christian Century
“Inspiring, to the point, and eminently practical in his advice about living spiritually in the world of today.” -Spiritual Book News
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.” -Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking