Love in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story

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Orbis Books, Mar 22, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
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This is Henri Nouwen's personal account of a pilgrimage to Santiago Atitlan, a Mayan town in the highlands of Guatemala. It was there that an American priest, Father Stanley Rother, was murdered by a death squad in the parish where he served. In traveling to Santiago Nouwen hoped to learn more about this modern martyr about the faith that drew him there, and the love that held him in place, even when his life was threatened.

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Review: Love in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Disappointing, to anyone who loves both Nouwen and Guatemala. The story of Father Stan Rother is undeniably important, as much as Oscar Romero. But this book reads more as personal sentiment than compelling narrative. Read full review

Review: Love in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story

User Review  - Anita - Goodreads

This short and simple book tells the compelling story of the martyr Father Stan Rother, killed by government forces in the rectory of the parish he served for 13 years in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala ... Read full review


Foreword by Peter K Weiskel
Stans Room
A Busy Parish

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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.

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