Christianbook.com Ratings and Reviews

Customer Reviews for HarperOne Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith

HarperOne Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith

When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure." For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provided both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveiled, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith. From the delicate interplay of human experience to the surrender to Christ and the embrace of Christian community, that journey of Christian spirituality is explored and celebrated here in each eloquent, thought-provoking passage,

"The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives. It is there that we give ourselves to one another. When we say, 'Take some more, let me serve you another plate, let me pour you another glass, don't be shy, enjoy it,' we say a lot more than our words express. We invite our friends to become part of our lives. We want them to be nurtured by the same food and drink that nurture us. We desire communion.... Every breakfast, lunch, or dinner can become a time of growing communion with one another."

Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God. Nouwen is a wise, loving companion who invites us along as he finds joy in the community of loss, true freedom in forgiveness of others, and hope in surprising places. Each daily meditation is a stepping-stone along a path of private discovery, offering Nouwen's seasoned yet fresh ideas on kindness, love, suffering, and prayer, the Church as God's people, and the importance of Jesus in one's life-reflecting, as a whole, Nouwen's own 'personal creed.' Bread for the Journey brims with daily nourishment and guidance for devoted followers and new friends alike -- food for thought on a yearlong journey of discovery and faith.

Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
5
 out of 
5
(2 Reviews) 2
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (2 reviews)
5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Customer Reviews for Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
Review 1 for Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 21, 2008
Customer Avatar
Virginia Connelly
a wonderful devotion from Nouwen. A great gift to share. His lifelong experience with Christ is shared on these pages.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 6, 2001
Customer Avatar
Becky
This book is so wonderful! It has everything to help you heal from wounds and grow into a more complete life in Jesus! I would recommend this to anyone!!!
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.