The last book published by Henri Nouwen before his untimely death in 1996, Can You Drink the Cup? explores the deep spiritual impact of the question Jesus asked his friends James and John. Reflecting upon the metaphor of the cup, Nouwen uses the images of holding, lifting, and drinking to articulate the basics of the spiritual life. The cup, a symbol used to celebrate a wide range of human endeavors, becomes for him an image to illustrate spiritual potential. Written with the profound insight and clarity characteristic of his numerous best-selling books, Nouwen's deeply perceptive exploration of Jesus' challenging question has the power to pierce your heart, expand your spiritual horizons, and radically change your life.
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Review 1 for Can You Drink the Cup? Revised Edition
Date:April 5, 2010
At the time I read this book my mom had just passed away I was trying to find a reason to continue with the struggles of daily life this book surpasses any thing or any counceling .The book brings life to the dead and light into darkness .Henry Nouwen insightful as as always is so loving and I would recommend this book to all that believe in Christ
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Review 2 for Can You Drink the Cup? Revised Edition
Date:May 1, 2009
c. david oliver II
The description of this book is truely what it is. It is a must for any christian that is searching for greater meaning. I had tears streaming down my face while I read the chapter on "The cup of sorrow".