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Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring
One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time takes a moving, personal look at human mortality
Henri Nouwen shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear, gently and eloquently revealing the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another.
About the Author
Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other spiritual classics. He taught psychology and pastoral theology at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard universities before becoming senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.
Praise for Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring…
“…a very comforting book. …Nouwen offers us here a gentle, almost meditative book on coming to terms with death.”
“It’s a new way of looking at death, one with an upside.”
“One of my favorite ‘caregivers,’ Henri Nouwen challenges us to accept our death as part of our spiritual journey, not its end. …Nouwen continues to be a must read.”
“On the long road it’s good to have Nouwen and his diving rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.”
-Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking