Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit
Stock #: B53138
I just read Kevin Burns’ new book about Henri. It is very lovely and an interesting read, with some material I had not known before, especially about Henri’s childhood and young adulthood and about the context and times of his Central and South America stays. I like the way Kevin Burns handles the gay issue—inserting it early but not dwelling on it and capturing well Henri's unfailing pastoral orientation—and also the way he situates the story of Henri's life in the context first of writing biography and then of his own life, without letting these dominate at all.
Beth Porter, co-editor of "Befriending Life: Encounters with Henri Nouwen" (Doubleday, 2001) and a long time member of L'Arche Daybreak.