This modern classic interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality. Applicable for all Christians, The Way of the Heart is especially beneficial to pastors and those immersed in ministry. Unabridged. 2 CDs. 2.5 hours. Narrated by Robertson Dean.
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Review 1 for The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry--Unabridged CD
Date:February 9, 2009
I have listened to this audiobook several times now, and have been moved to consider the wisdom of the Desert Fathers. Solitude, silence, and prayer lead us back to our first love and help maintain a closeness with God in the midst of everyday life. Highly recommended.
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Review 2 for The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry--Unabridged CD
Date:October 16, 2007
The original recordings I listened to on Desert Spirituality were on tape. 'Wore two sets out, and could lip-synch them by then. Wanting a copy of Nouwen's reflections on CD, located this one. A very faithful recording, but it loses something in the reading in American Standard English, and I found myself missing the heavy Dutch accents of Henri Nouwen. His pauses, inflections--the time he took in reading his own work stay with me like the Russian peasant who learned the Jesus Prayer by heart. This is a valuable collection, especially for those who haven't heard the original. For this reason, the content assumes greater importance than form for those seeking to find the disciplines of solitude, silence, and constant prayer. Thanks so much.