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The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings — a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering — in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.

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Explores how we can understand our pain as a reflection of the suffering in our own time — and to turn that recognition into service to others.

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Linda M, January 10, 2013 (view all comments by Linda M)
Henri Nouwen states that we are all wounded, even those who are in a healing ministry (clergy, caregivers, physicians, etc.). We need to confront our own wounds before we minister to others. We need to search our souls to discern what our innermost wounds are. Once we do this, we can serve others in their suffering. We must open ourselves to those we are helping, showing ourselves as suffering fellow human beings. Nouwen provides many everyday examples to guide healers on their journey.
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ISBN:
9780385148030
Author:
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Nouwen, Henri
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
Inspirational - Catholic
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Pastoral Ministry - General
Subject:
Pastoral theology
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Pastoral theology -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Christianity - Pastoral Ministry
Subject:
Christian Life - Inspirational - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources
Subject:
Catholic Church - Clergy
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Image ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20090317
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 5.5 in 10.73 lb

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