Adam: God's Beloved - Anniversary Edition


by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Adam: God's Beloved - Anniversary Edition
Publication date: 2012-06-30
Number of pages: 128
ISBN: 9781570759949
In the final year before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen set out to write a book about the Creed. His plans changed when he learned of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man from the L'Arche Daybreak Community where Nouwen lived. In the story of Adam he found a way to describe his own understanding of the Gospel message. Adam could not speak or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. And yet, for Nouwen, Adam became "my friend, my teacher, and my guide." It was Adam who led Nouwen to a new understanding of his faith and what it means to be Beloved of God.

Through the story of Adam Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story of Jesus and the story of all of us human creatures, broken and yet beloved, who live in a world charged with the mystery of God's love. Completed only weeks before his own death, Adam became Nouwen's final, precious gift, a fitting summation of his own message and legacy.
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