With Open Hands

With Open Hands

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Foreword by: Sue Monk Kidd

Price: $10.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-064-3

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: April 1, 2006

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With Open Hands, Henri Nouwen's first book on spirituality and a treasured introduction to prayer, has been a perennial favorite for over thirty years because it gently encourages an open, trusting stance toward God and offers insight to the components of prayer: silence, acceptance, hope, compassion, and prophetic criticism. Provocative questions invite reflection and self-awareness, while simple and beautiful prayers provide comfort, peace, and reassurance. With over half a million copies printed in seven languages, this spiritual classic has been reissued for a new generation with moving photography and a foreword by Sue Monk Kidd.



"Amazingly, the book is possibly more relevant now than when it was first published. It speaks clearly, amid a growing profusion of anxiety, busyness, and noise, about returning to the quiet core of ourselves. It compels us to accept life’s goodness at the precise moment life seems most hazardous and un-embraceable. It offers the mystery of hope in a world gouged by terrorism and given to despair.... Twenty-seven years ago, With Open Hands helped to wake me to the immense."

Sue Monk Kidd

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