The Way of the Heart
The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
By Henri J.M. Nouwen
Henry J.M. Nouwen, one of the greatest of all spiritual writers, invites us to search deeply for the well-springs that nourish true ministry in his classic The Way of the Heart. Interweaving the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality, The Way of the Heart not only leads us to a fuller encounter with God, but to a more creative ministry with our fellow human beings. Here is one of the most profound works from a writer known for his fresh and perceptive insights – and who stands alongside C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton as an essential Christian scholar and thinker.