Arrivals and Departures: The Restless World of Henri Nouwen by Michael Ford
Much has been written about the adventures of Henri J. M. Nouwen, guide of souls extraordinaire, but this is the first time he has been cast exclusively in the guise of a foreign correspondent. In this new collection of Nouwen's extensive travels, through the Ukraine and Russia, Europe, North America and Central and Latin America, concentrating on some lesser known episodes from Nouwen's life. The journeys reveal a world of striking contrasts - one minute Nouwen is rubbing shoulders with the affluent and influential, the next walking through lands of poverty and danger. Focusing on the spirituality of people and places, Nouwen's reflections put us more closely in touch with our own experiences of faith, as well as offering us intriguing new insights into the heart of a one-off spiritual travel guide whose outer and inner journeys were all of a piece.