Our Greatest Gift

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Paperback, 1995





One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time--an author ranked with C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton--Henry J.M. Nowuen, takes a moving, personal look at human mortality inOur Greatest Gift. A meditation on dying and caring, Our Greatest Gift gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another. The beloved bestselling author of With Open Hands, The Wounded Healer, and Making All Things New shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear in this important and life-altering work.


HarperOne (1995), 144 pages


½ (16 ratings; 3.5)

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LibraryThing member jd234512
Nouwen truly has a lovely way of putting what might seem the most average of moments in life into something that has eternal value and this is no exception. In this, he talks about dying and because he has died since this has been written, it is interesting to note what he puts in this. He talks of
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dying in a way that is a gift to others, and he has certainly fulfilled that and then some. Often times, it seems as if author's call people to things that they do not even fulfill and it is quite refreshing to read this with the knowledge that he has not only done this, but in a way I'm sure he couldn't have even imagined. This does tend to be a little monotonous at times, but usually because of the emphasis he puts on certain points. Overall, this is another amazing book by Nouwen has yet to disappoint.
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