New Henri Nouwen Meditation Book Reaches Out to Spiritual Seekers

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New book released. Henri Nouwen's most profound and universal reflections collected from 28 of his books.

"With an eye focused on the poor, a heart trusting that we get what we need, and a spirit always surprised by joy, we will exercise true power and walk through this valley of darkness performing and witnessing miracles. God's power becomes ours and goes out from us wherever we go and to whomever we meet." — Henri J.M. Nouwen, from Words of Hope and Healing: 99 Sayings by Henri Nouwen

In commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the death of spiritual master and best-selling author Henri Nouwen (January 24, 1932 - September 21, 1996), the Henri Nouwen Society is pleased to announce the release of Words of Hope and Healing: 99 Sayings by Henri Nouwen, edited by Jeff Imbach.

This timely devotional, published by New City Press, contains 99 of Nouwen’s most profound and universal reflections collected from 28 of his books. The hardcover, compact edition is ideal as a gift or portable reader for personal reflection. A presentation page adds to its appeal as a gift item and a ribbon allows the reader to bookmark specific pages. The book retails for $14.95US ($19.95 in Canada).

Words of Hope and Healing is available for purchase at, a unique, online store dedicated to the works of Henri Nouwen.

The online store offers:

•    The world’s largest English language collection of Nouwen books

•    A comprehensive selection of multimedia products including all available Nouwen audio books on both cassette tape and CD

•    Hard to find talks and audio retreats and videos not available anywhere else

•    A broad collection of books about Henri Nouwen

•    An assortment of products related to Nouwen’s famous book, inspired by Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son, including meditation cards and posters

•    An opportunity for the customer to support, through their purchase, the work of the Henri Nouwen Society and the L’Arche Daybreak community

Since the publication of his first book Intimacy in 1969 Henri Nouwen’s profound writings have touched the hearts and souls of millions of readers of all cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. His writings are truly universal and continue to reach out to a divided world in desperate need of a compassionate response to both the inner and outer turmoil confronting us today.

To discover more about the works of Henri Nouwen, visit

Online orders are filled by Daybreak Books & Media, an outreach ministry of the L’Arche Daybreak community where Henri Nouwen lived and served as pastor.


Steve Ellis, Manager, Daybreak Books & Media

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