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The Genesee Diary


From the early weeks of his seven-month stay at the Abbey of the Genesee in upstate New York to the final days of Advent, when he finds a new sense of calm expectation, Noouwen never loses his critical honesty. Insightful, compassionate, often humorous, always realistic, this book is both an inspiration and a challenge to those who are in search of themselves. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Antonia W

Spiritual Growth

by Antonia W on Dec 9, 2010

An exceptional book that deserves re-printing. I personally went through the book with a highlighter pen marking personally significant ideas. His style is humbling in it's honestly and very easy to read. More


Worth rereading several times

by toms on Apr 27, 2007

This is one of my favorite books about getting deeper into what it means to be a Christian in the modern world. Nouwen took the step of retreating from a busy life to spend six months at a monastery reconciling scriptures and spiritual readings with his own experience as a theologian. He is wonderfully ... More

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