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    Description"The Wounded Healer" is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings -- a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering -- in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, "The Wounded Healer" is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.


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    Title
    Wounded Healer
    Subtitle
    Ministry in Contemporary Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henri J. M. Nouwen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385148030
    ISBN 10: 0385148038
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST, THEO/EVANGE, THEO/MAINLN
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    Ingram Subject Code: RR
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    Libri: I-RR
    BISAC V2.8: REL074000
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    Ingram Theme: THEO/CATHOL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    DC21: 253
    BISAC V2.8: REL071000
    DC22: 253
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMPSHPRD
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    LC classification: BV4011.N68, BV4011 .N683 1990
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    BISAC V2.8: REL062000, REL012040
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, QRM, QRVG, QRVX, QRVS1, QRMB1, QRVK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    01 October 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Henri J.M. Nouwen was a Catholic priest who taught at several theological institutes and universities in his home country of the Netherlands and in the United States. He shared the final years of his life with people with mental and physical disabilities at the L'Arche Daybreak Community in Torronto, Canada. He died in 1996. He authored many books on the spiritual lfie, including "Reaching Out," "The Wounded Healer," and "The Return of the Prodial Son"
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    "The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings -- a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering -- in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, "The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.