Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life features the wisdom that spiritual leader and counselor Henri J. M. Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every Christian and seeker: What should I do with my life?Nouwen emphasizes listening to the Word of God in our hearts, in the Bible, in the community of faith, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern God's plan.Although the late Henri J. M. Nouwen counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of discernment were never collected into a single volume. Now, in association with the Nouwen Legacy Trust, Michael Christensen one of Nouwen's longtime students and Rebecca Laird have taken his coursework, journals, and unpublished writings to create this and other books in the series exploring God's will for your life.
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.
Michael J. Christensen (PhD, Drew University) is director of the DMin program and teaches spirituality and religious studies at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Jeffery A. Wittung is a PhD candidate at Drew University and an editor at Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Rebecca J. Laird is an Associate for Spiritual Development at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, New Jersey. She is the author of Leslie Weatherhead s The Will of God Workbook and has contributed to 365 More Meditations for Women and 365 Meditations for Mothers of Young Children. She also coauthored with her husband, The Heart of Henri Nouwen: His Words of Blessing. Rebecca's most recent contribution has been to the Sisters Series with Unfailing Love: Growing Closer to Jesus Christ.