Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons

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Ave Maria Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Religion - 80 pages
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Full-color fold-outs of four superb Russian icons combine with the studied reflections of Henri Nouwen to offer the reader a unique way to pray with sacred images as much as with words. The meditations are the fruit of Father Nouwen's long viewing of the icons as the iconographer intended-as holy places, not as decorations.

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Review: Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons

User Review  - David Corbet - Goodreads

Henri Nouwen does it again this time with a thoughtful book on icons. This is one of those books you can return to again and again and always come away with new insights. Another great aspect of this ... Read full review

Review: Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons

User Review  - Chantelle Janelle - Goodreads

The symbolism is interesting. Still, I think icons are an acquired taste I haven't quite gotten yet. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

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