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.”

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

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