The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

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Doubleday, 1988 - Religion - 228 pages
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A diary of Nouwen's one year spent at the L'Arche communities for mentally handicapped children and adults. He chronicles the everyday happenings, miniscule triumphs, and important changes brought about by the place and the people who daily challenged, taught, and inspired him.

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A beautiful collection of his diaries during the time of transition from the prestige of Harvard to the life he found in moving into a community that aids people with handicap. In doing this, he was ... Read full review

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In Lifesigns ( LJ 9/1/86) Nouwen reflected on the vision underlying Jean Vanier's L'Arche communities for the mentally handicapped. Here he returns to the intimate journal format of Gracias ( LJ 7/83 ... Read full review


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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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