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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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

I enjoy his devotionals more than this journal but if you extract the best passages from this journal its form is still that of a devotional. You certainly won't be any worse off for reading it. Read full review

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User Review  - Maria Longley - Goodreads

Henri Nouwen was invited to spend a year at Trosly, France, at the community that Jean Vanier started: L'Arche. This is his journey as recorded in his journal of leaving Harvard and that setting of ... 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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