The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality.
"Previously recorded by Henri Nouwen as Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry."
- Robertson Dean interprets Nouwen's vision of...
Robertson Dean interprets Nouwen's vision of theology and philosophical wisdom with a clear and effortless narration. The foundation of Nouwen's work is solitude, silence, and prayer. In a seamless narration Dean explains Nouwen’s belief that solitude develops compassion, which leads to healing. Dean narrates with full value and attention to detail when Nouwen speaks of the necessity of silence to allow God to mold our thoughts and speech. Dean’s energy engages the listener when Nouwen relates the necessity of faithfulness in prayer, through which we develop the ability to rest in Him and become aware of His presence. With a cadence that matches his narrative pace, Dean delivers Nouwen’s life-altering meditation and encourages listeners to disengage from an increasingly hectic lifestyle and draw close to God. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine