The Modern Spirituality Series - Henri Nouwen
Henri Nouwen has a wide and varied audience. His books and articles have influenced readers from a number of religious traditions, and speak with a directness which is rare in spiritual writing. A Roman Catholic priest, he spent most of his time as a teacher in divinity schools founded to serve Protestant churches. His writings--drawing as they often have on the traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy--are listed in Orthodox book catalogs. He has dealt with current issues and events without becoming merely trendy; he has drawn on the most ancient Christian traditions but is able to speak of them, and from them, in a totally modern fashion.