Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life

by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Other authorsDouglas A. Morrison (Author), Donald P. McNeill (Author)
Hardcover, 1982

Barcode

1506

Call number

248.4 NOU

Status

Available

Call number

248.4 NOU

Pages

137

Description

A provocative essay that places compassion at the  heart of Christian life as a counterbalance and a  challenge to a world governed far too long by  principles of power and destructive control.

Publication

Doubleday (1982), 137 pages

Original publication date

1982

ISBN

0385176996 / 9780385176996

Rating

(32 ratings; 4.3)

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LibraryThing member empress8411
One of the best books I read as a young Christian. As someone who struggles with compassion for other humans (a productive of personality and home-life), this challenged me and helped me understand that compassion isn't an emotion, but an action. Compassion is about hurting with those who hurt, exposing ourselves to their pain, so that we might understand with them. It means "to suffer with".
I highly recommend for anyone going into mission work, in particular in the inner city or with the homeless population. Also, any Christian, missionary or not, in the health care setting would benefit from this work. It would also be good for a group study.
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