"Nouwen puts his inexhaustible curiosity and hunger for religious experience gladly at the service of a worldwide audience."--The Boston Globe
In this journal of his travels in Bolivia and Peru, Nouwen ponders the presence of God in the poor, the challenge of a persecuted church, the relation between faith and justice, and his own struggle to discern the path along which God is calling him. This edition includes a preface in which Nouwen reflects on the meaning and challenge of the Latin American church both for himself and for North American Christians. As he writes,
"I fervently hope and pray that those who read this journal will find in these pages new hope, new confidence and new courage to keep faithful to the task God has given them."
Henri Nouwen, who died in 1996, was a Dutch priest and pastor of the L'Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto, Canada. He remains one of the most popular and honored spiritual writers of our time. His many books include Jesus: A Gospel, With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life, Gracias! A Latin American Journal, Walk with Jesus: Stations of the Cross, Peacework, and The Selfless Way of Christ.