Overcoming pain and suffering is one of the great challenges of spiritual growth.
Nouwen urges us to transform our pain into new life in Christ.
Henri Nouwen wrote extensively on the presence of pain and suffering in the world and insightfully put it in the spiritual context of living with and through it as a Christian. For Nouwen, suffering is a conduit through which faith is revealed. Through our brokenness, an avenue to the presence of God is formed. Author Marjorie Thomas draws upon Nouwen’s perspective on suffering to help the reader navigate the path of pain—and bring glory to God in the process.
Equally suited individual reading or group study, each chapter includes action prompts and questions for reflection and/or discussion.
See our complete Henri J. M. Nouwen 25th Anniversary Collection, a five-part series exploring the topics of identity, God, love, suffering and freedom through the perspective of this beloved spiritual master.