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Following Jesus – A Book Review


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Henri Nouwen has a gift for expressing the deep truths of an intimate walk with God, in a very accessible way. So I was very excited when I heard that “Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety,” was ready to hit the bookshelves. This is some of Nouwen’s never before published work. It focuses on how loving God and following Him in that love, allows us to feel His peace in the worst situations. This is expressed especially well in the chapter entitled The Cross. At one point I felt almost as if it was written just for me. It was that true to the heart of what I am feeling in the wake of a tremendous loss.

“Following Jesus,” is a short book at only 144 pages, but there is not a single wasted word. So it was easy to read from cover to cover in 2 sittings. Nouwen’s direct manner of explaining his ideas is refreshing. You will want to read “Following Jesus” over and over again. Each time you do, you’ll glean new inspiration for a deeper walk with the Lord.

“Following Jesus” is now available for presale. It’s scheduled to be released on September 17, 2019

I give “Following Jesus” 5 Stars!

Thank you to NetGalley and Convergent Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About Heather EricksonThe Ericksons

I am an author, writer, and speaker and homeschooling mom of 3. Since doctors diagnosed my husband, Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, in spite of their illness. My goal is to help people face cancer with grace. My books are available at Amazon.com:

The Memory Maker’s Journal 

Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer

Facing Cancer as a Parent: Helping Your Children Cope with Your Cancer

I also blog about living with cancer at Facing Cancer with Grace.

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2 comments on “Following Jesus – A Book Review

That actually sounds good. There has to be a better way, don’t you think? I’m ready.

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Hi Jacqui. Henri Nouwen is always a good read. Timeless wisdom.

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