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Reading The Signs of Daily Life
by Henri Nouwen with Michael J Christensen and Rebecca J Laird
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
The final book in the Nouwen collection trilogy which began with Spiritual Direction, and moved on into Spiritual Formation, is a beautiful and insightful book on Discernment - on seeing God in daily life, figuring out the actions we should take, and discerning God's path for us.
Collated from the collected writings of Nouwen and using stories from his life, especially centred around L'Arche, as illustrations for the principles in the book, there is a beautiful lyrical and mellow feel to it that pays homage to the works of Nouwen himself. It is a blend both of the practical and the principle behind that practice - a wonderful book that is both easy to read and understand on what can sometimes be a confusing issue, even when it really shouldn't be.
Perfect for any fan of Nouwen's writings but equally suited to anyone looking for a good guide to the subject of spiritual discernment.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (02/08/13)