April Book Recommendation

During our April Supper & Speaker meeting, Tom Shea recommended the book “Adam, God’s Beloved,” by Henri J.M. Nouwen.  The author, Nouwen, was a Catholic priest who was born in Holland.  Near the end of his life, Nouwen became a pastor at L’Arche Daybreak, a community in Canada for people with intellectual disabilities.  During his time there, he met Adam, a man who could not speak and experienced violent seizures. From working with Adam, Nouwen experienced a renewed understanding of faith and God’s love.  It is for this reason Nouwen called Adam “my friend, my teacher, and my guide.”


Posted on April 30, 2013, in Meeting Summaries and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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