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The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

By Henri J. M. Nouwen

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Image Books (March 1, 1979)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $15.00


In this hope-filled and profoundly simple book, Henri Nouwen inspires devoted men and women who want to be of service in their church or community but who have found traditional outreach alienating and ineffective. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen presents a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature.

According to Nouwen, ministers are called to identify the suffering in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. Ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional, somewhat aloof roles and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering as those they serve. In other words, we heal from our wounds. The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.