The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Why I picked up this book:
This book was required reading for one of my leadership courses in seminary. Because of the some of the spiritual disciplines shared in it, I have revisited it several times since. During this difficult time in our country, I am reflecting on this book again.
Who Should Read The Way of the Heart:
The Way of Heart is authored by Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), a priest born and educated in the Netherlands. In this small resource, he shares about the spiritual disciplines of silence, solitude, and prayer, and how these disciplines have sustained the lives of leaders. These disciplines have proven effective for many in spite of “historical, theological, and psychological differences.” I need these now, and I offer them to my brothers and sisters who are leading, ministering, pursuing justice, and committed to the work of reconciliation.
This is the first time I have featured a children’s book on the blog. I often read with my daughter. It is one of my favorite things I do with her. She reads with excitement! I enjoy watching her learn and get caught up in stories. Sometimes we go to the book store to explore, and that’s how we came upon this book.