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    DescriptionWhen beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure." For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveils, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith. From the delicate interplay of human experience to the surrender to Christ and the embrace of Christian community, that journey of Christian spirituality is explored and celebrated here in each eloquent, thought-provoking passage, "The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives. It is there that we give ourselves to one another. When we say, 'Take some more, let me serve you another plate, let me pour you another glass, don't be shy, enjoy it, ' we say a lot more than our words express. We invite our friends to become part of our lives. We want them to be nurtured by the same food and drink that nurture us. We desire communion.... Every breakfast, lunch, or dinner can become a time of growing communion with one another." Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God. Nouwen is a wise, loving companion who invites us along as he finds joy in the community of loss, true freedom in forgiveness of others, and hope in surprising places. Each daily meditation is a stepping-stone along a path of private discovery, offering Nouwen's seasoned yet fresh ideas on kindness, love, suffering, and prayer, the Church as God's people, and the importance of Jesus in one's life-reflecting, as a whole, Nouwen's own 'personal creed.' Bread for the Journey brims with daily nourishment and guidance for devoted followers and new friends alike -- food for thought on a yearlong journey of discovery and faith.

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    Bread For The Journey
    A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henri J M Nouwen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060663599
    ISBN 10: 0060663596

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 242.2
    DC22: 242.2
    B&T Approval Code: A13702000
    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    BISAC V2.8: REL042000
    DC22: 242/.2
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: INSCHIDDV
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL022000
    LC classification: BV4811 .N68 1997
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000, REL012020, REL052010
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRVK
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    "I found myself writing about Jesus, the center of my faith. And then, to my surprise, I was asking myself, How do we become connected with Jesus? Soon I found myself writing about Word and Sacrament. But where are they held? In the Church. I had never before written about the Church! It seemed an unsafe subject to talk about, but here I was breaking through my own fears and apprehensions. The question became, Where is the Church supposed to lead us? What about death, the resurrection, the communion of saints, heaven, hell, the second coming of Christ, and the end of times?... And so I wrote, faster and faster. By the time December came, I had written 387 reflections, even though a year has only 365 or 366 days. When I started rereading them all, I realized that I had 'used' the yearbook to express my faith and write my own creed!"---from the Introduction