Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

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Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

Podcast-style audio course - 11 Topics
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Audio Download + Subscription
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This audiobook will open your eyes to the sources of spiritual guidance that surround you. 

In a world where our minds are distracted by constant stimuli, it’s easy to lose our connection to God. Henri Nouwen was known for his keen ability to find spiritual clarity amid the chatter, a gift he shared throughout his life in his roles as a Catholic priest, counselor, teacher, and author. 

Although Nouwen achieved great fame for his popular books, many of his teachings on spiritual discernment were never recorded. Today, Nouwen fans like you can enjoy a compendium of works on this

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This audiobook will open your eyes to the sources of spiritual guidance that surround you. 

In a world where our minds are distracted by constant stimuli, it’s easy to lose our connection to God. Henri Nouwen was known for his keen ability to find spiritual clarity amid the chatter, a gift he shared throughout his life in his roles as a Catholic priest, counselor, teacher, and author. 

Although Nouwen achieved great fame for his popular books, many of his teachings on spiritual discernment were never recorded. Today, Nouwen fans like you can enjoy a compendium of works on this topic published posthumously.

Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life invites you to adopt Nouwen as your personal spiritual guide. 

Each session was carefully prepared by Dr. Michael Christensen, an award-winning professor of Christian ministry and practice, and Dr. Rebecca Laird, who was Nouwen’s student at Yale Divinity School. Like other volumes in The Nouwen Trilogy, this audiobook collects Nouwen’s unpublished homilies, interviews, classes, and speeches, as well as excerpts from his published writings. Editing these works into a cohesive and definitive guide to the Christian life, Drs. Christensen and Laird memorialize his popular teachings.

By listening to Nouwen’s teachings on discernment, you’ll learn that God’s presence is all around you, if you only know where to look.

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Henri Nouwen was one of the most influential spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Born in the Netherlands, Nouwen was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest and trained as a psychologist. He spent much of his life in America, where he ministered and taught throughout the continent. He wrote wrote thirty-nine books, including such classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and Life of the Beloved.
In addition to writing, Henri Nouwen was a great teacher. Over the course of his life, he was a popular professor at Notre Dame University, Yale Divinity School, and Harvard Divinity School. He was also an innovative psychologist who taught and ministered throughout the world, touching countless lives. After nearly two decades of teaching, Nouwen became a pastor at L’Arche Daybreak, a community for people with intellectual disabilities in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He ministered there from 1986 until his death in 1996.

Introduction: When There Is Darkness, There Is Light

Part One: What is Discernment?

1. Embracing the Practice in Solitude and Community
2. Distinguishing Spirits of Truth and Falsehood



Part Two: Discerning Guidance in Books, Nature, People, and Events

3: Read the Way Forward
4: Read the Book of Nature
5: Pay Attention to People in Your Path
6: Discern the Signs of the Times



Part Three: Discerning Vocation, Presence, Identity, and Time

7: Test the Call: Discerning Vocation
8: Open Your Heart: Discerning Divine Presence
9: Remember Who You Are: Discerning Identity
10: Know the Time: When to Act, When to Wait, When to Be Led

 

Epilogue: Discerning the Hidden Wholeness

 

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