The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life

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Darton, Longman and Todd, 2000 - Prayer - 224 pages
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Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of Prayer runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from many decades of his life, the compilation of Henri's thoughts, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, reveal the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.

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A nice book on prayer which made me feel that prayer is not asking but just being in the presence of Jesus and presenting yourself (your presence) as a gift to Him and His in turn being a gift to you ... Read full review

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This is a great book on prayer. I have purchased 8 copies for friends and they all love it as much as I do. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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