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Letters To Marc About Jesus
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher:DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
All of Nouwen's works are deeply personal and honest books; that is one of the things that makes his works so incredibly moving and pertinent for those who read them. But here in this short little book is perhaps something intensely intimate, because here are not just his own words and pondering and experiences shared with an audience but more they are his words shared with his own nephew—and there is in this something deeply profound indeed.
A series of seven letters written to his nephew, Marc. That deal with the reality of his faith, his questions, pains and joys shared in a way that really you probably only could with a family member, someone you felt a true bond with and wanted to share so deeply with so tht they may not only understand your thoughts, but may in some way understand you too and carry them on.
This book is one that any fan of Nouwen will love, if they do not already, but it's also one that could so readily be passed on to a young adult exploring their faith, because here Nouwen reaches out to a 19 year old boy with honesty, courage and conviction. A truly beautiful book.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (05/12/13)