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Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying. by. Michelle O'Rourke. Through the words of Henri Nouwen, this is an inspiring and life-transforming guide to the ultimate mystery of human existence. O'Rourke concentrates on Nouwen's reflections on death and dying.

Based on practice and theory, Befriending Death is a beautiful tapestry of select quotes. by Henri Nouwen and others. With her edifying style, Michelle O’Rourke brings from. the shadows, the fears and doubts we associate with death and teaches that through dying

Based on practice and theory, Befriending Death is a beautiful tapestry of select quotes. the shadows, the fears and doubts we associate with death and teaches that through dying. well we learn also to live well. As an emergency room nurse, a pastoral minister, and a.

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Through the words of Henri Nouwen an inspiring and life-transforming guide to the ultimate mystery of human existence. ISBN13: 9781570758409. Release Date: October 2009.

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In Befriending Death, Michelle O'Rourke examines our culture's flight from death and moves toward something entirely new - a compassionate embrace of death

In Befriending Death, Michelle O'Rourke examines our culture's flight from death and moves toward something entirely new - a compassionate embrace of death. Michelle reflects on Henri Nouwen's writings on the spirituality of death and ponders the meaning of dying and the impact on those left behind. ▲. Title: Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying By: Michelle O'Rourke Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 140 Vendor: Orbis Books.

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Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying, by Michelle O’Rourke (Orbis Books, 2009). Befriending Life: Encounters wit Henri Nouwen, by Beth Porter (Doubleday, 2001). Box 220522 St. Louis, MO 63122. CANADA OFFICE 214 - 95 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R9. Phone: (416) 925-1932 Toll free: 1 (866) 226-2158.

Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (January 24, 1932 – September 21, 1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. Over the course of his life, Nouwen was heavily influenced by the work of Anton Boisen, Thomas Merton, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, and Jean Vanier.

Through the words of Henri Nouwen, this is an inspiring and life-transforming guide to the ultimate mystery of human existence. O'Rourke concentrates on Nouwen's reflections on death and dying.

Comments: (6)

Kriau
I ordered both Nouwen's Our Greatest Gift and this book, in which the author walks us through the material in Our Greatest Gift and narrates with Nouwen's life experiences that spurred him on to write his book, which is a spirituality of dying. She interprets Nouwen, which for me, is helpful in nailing down his position. How he arrived at his conclusions is illustrated by his life experiences with those in his family and community (L'Arche Daybreak in Canada) who have died. O'Rourke's running commentary is helpful, although if you're set on reading Our Greatest Gift, realize this is a Befriending Death may be redundant reading.
Saimath
As other readers have stated, many aha moments. Will enjoy writing in the margins of my own copy.
Unde
A good overview of Henri Nouwen's writing on life and death.
Pooker
This book gave me a great introduction to Henri Nouwen, his work and his writing. I had many personal "aha" moments as I related his writings to my personal life and growth. I was led to seek out others of Nouwen's books, starting with The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Vikus
As one who has written and lectured widely on the life and legacy of Henri Nouwen, I am pleased to recommend this compendium that treats Nouwen's approach to the spirituality of death and dying. O'Rourke is a registered nurse and pastoral minister who brings a wealth of talent and experience to her writing task. The introduction, five chapters and conclusion present the mature spiritual thought of one of the most widely-read spiritual writers of the past half century, perennially popular among mainline Protestants, Evangelicals and Roman Catholics alike.

The book is available in an inexpensive trade paperback edition, nicely laid out, with extensive bibliography and endnotes.

I learned a lot from it, and you will, too! Strongly recommended for Nouwen fans, pastoral ministers, grief counselors, medical professionals, funeral directors, the sick and dying and their families, companions and care-givers.

Gerald S. Twomey
Editor, REMEMBERING HENRI: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF HENRI NOUWEN (Orbis, 2006)
Author, "Henri Nouwen at the Genesee" CISTERCIAN STUDIES QUARTERLY (Summer, 2007)
Author, "'Friend, You Have Been Used': Thomas Merton's Influence Upon Henri Nouwen" CISTERCIAN STUDIES QUARTERLY (Fall, 2007; Winter, 2008)
Efmprof
I found this book "ok" I bought it in conjunction with Our Greates Gift and found the latter to be more readable.

This books repeats much of what is in Our Greates Gift.
Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying download epub
Christian Living
Author: Michelle O'rourke
ISBN: 1570758409
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Language: English
Publisher: Orbis Books (October 15, 2009)
Pages: 144 pages