Book Review: Love, Henri

I first encountered Henri Nouwen about 8 years ago when my son was born.
He met me during the depths of a spiritual dark night of the soul. His words have been and continue to be a balm to my soul.

Henri is like a deeply insightful and empathetic friend. Reading his words feels like a conversation over coffee and a warm hug. I’m deeply thankful for his willingness to sit int the mystery of our faith and not claim black and white religion. If you want right and wrong opinions on faith, this is not your book. If you want encouragement in your journey of faith and to know you’re not alone, this is your book. I would also recommend his other works for this same reason.

Love, Henri is a beautiful collection of letters. It gives a deep and personal insight into Henri’s personal relationships. The way he encourages and comes alongside is so intentional and lovely. He was and continues to be the hands and feet of Jesus through his words and memories.

This book in particular is easy to read because like a collection of prayers you can easily pick it up at any time and read a letter. It’s not essential to read it in order or in one sitting.

If you are looking for grace, peace and encouragement this book is a great start.


*I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging for Books.