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The late Dutch priest and author taught at Notre Dame, Harvard, and Yale before being called to lead a community for mentally handicapped people called L'Arche Daybreak. Moving from academia to raw emotional communion with the intellectually impaired taught him lessons he couldn't otherwise learn. He tells us that followers of Jesus are often lured by power into a style of leadership that is decidedly not God-like. "It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life." All Christians should hear this heartfelt, gently narrated memoir, a wonderful collection of reflections. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Do not be fooled by this book's size, it packs a powerful punch. As a young minister still trying to figure out which details to focus on, and which to ignore, this book could not... Read morePublished on July 10 2009 by Young Pastor
In this small book (81 pages) Nouwen tackles three temptations faced, but too often not acknowledged, by Christian leadership:
1. the temptation to be relevant.
2. Read more