Genius Born of Anguish

by Michael W. Higgins , Kevin Burns

Genius Born of Anguish
Publication date: 2012-07-12
Number of pages: 160
ISBN: 9782896464722

An illustrated biography and companion guide to the CBC Ideas program about the life of Henri Nouwen.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Henri Nouwen, this illustrated biography presents his story and legacy. As a companion volume to CBC Radio’s program Genius Born of Anguish, this biography will captivate you with a fascinating exploration of the life of a deeply spiritual and compassionate man.

Numerous friends and close companions of Nouwen’s offer insights in this broad overview of his life, including Sue Mosteller, friend and literary executrix, his brother Laurent, as well as Robert Ellsberg and Jean Vanier. Discover his extraordinary life and be moved by his outstanding commitment to walking with others on their spiritual journeys.

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is vice-president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT, past president of St. Jerome’s University in Ontario and St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, a columnist, editor, radio documentarist and television commentator. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Suffer the Children Unto Me: An Open Enquiry into the Clerical Abuse Scandal with Peter Kavanagh, Faith and Literature Matters (Editor, 2015), The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton's Questing Faith (2015), Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart (2016).

Kevin Burns is the freelance producer of the forthcoming CBC Ideas radio series Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen.

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