In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

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Crossroad Publishing Company, 1992 - Religion - 107 pages
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Henri Nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully. Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus. For a society that measures successful leadership in terms of the effectiveness of the individual, Father Nouwen offers a counter definition that is witnessed by a "communal and mutual experience." For Nouwen, leadership cannot function apart from the community. His wisdom is grounded in the foundation that we are a people "called." This beautiful guide to Christian Leadership is the rich fruit of Henri Nouwen's own journey as one of the most influential spirtiual leaders of the 20th century.

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User Review  - dgregoryburns - LibraryThing

This is the only book that I can say I have read so many times I cannot remember. In a day when ministry "success" is measured by pragmatism and proficiency, Nouwen reminds us that it is about Jesus ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mickey 07 -

I have used this book as a discipling tool for many years now. In a straightforward approach with deep humility of heart, this book captures the journey of a humble servant of Jesus who truly desired ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

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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