Book Review / September 15, 2021
Book Review - The Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer

Ministry in Contemporary Society
By: Henri J.M. Nouwen

Book Review

I had never heard of Henri Nouwen, but a classmate recommended this book. At first I didn't like it. Nouwen's introduction felt weird and a little off to me. I understood what he was trying to get at, but how he got there just wasn't that great in my opinion. And, as the book progressed he uses next to no Scripture quotations and only a few allusions.

However, as I got into the middle of the book my respect for it started to build, and as the book ended, I do have an appreciation of it. Nouwen approaches things just different enough, that once I got past the things that I felt were weird (mostly), then the rest I found helpful and though provoking. I especially appreciated his description and applications surrounding leadership.

Book Review / Sep 15
Book Review - The Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer

Ministry in Contemporary Society
By: Henri J.M. Nouwen

Book Review

I had never heard of Henri Nouwen, but a classmate recommended this book. At first I didn't like it. Nouwen's introduction felt weird and a little off to me. I understood what he was trying to get at, but how he got there just wasn't that great in my opinion. And, as the book progressed he uses next to no Scripture quotations and only a few allusions.

However, as I got into the middle of the book my respect for it started to build, and as the book ended, I do have an appreciation of it. Nouwen approaches things just different enough, that once I got past the things that I felt were weird (mostly), then the rest I found helpful and though provoking. I especially appreciated his description and applications surrounding leadership.

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