• The Way of the Heart

  • Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry
  • By: Henri Nouwen
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (266 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
The Way of the Heart  By  cover art

The Way of the Heart

By: Henri Nouwen
Narrated by: Robertson Dean
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $13.99

Buy for $13.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Here is the modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality.

Previously recorded by Henri Nouwen as Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry.

©1991 Henri J. M. Nouwen (P)2009 christianaudio.com

More from the same

What listeners say about The Way of the Heart

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    210
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    155
  • 4 Stars
    39
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    152
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An older book that still holds up

Henri is a mystic with a beautiful sense of the life with God. If you are looking for contemplative reading, you will likely enjoy this book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Book on Solitude, Silence, and Prayer

Drawing on the Desert Fathers, describes Solitude, Silence, and Prayer, and their place in ministry in today's church.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

an atheist who likes this book.

worth reading if as a non-believer you want to get a glimpse if the value of religion. i am walking the camino santiago and am discovering the value of silence.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Very enlightening!

Will need to listen to it again, this time in my study with a pen and paper ready!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • PI
  • 03-16-22

Edifying

There were nuggets in this book that I pray to keep with me in my walk with Christ.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Such a fantastic book!!!

I read this book based on the sample section and because one of my mentors was reading it! This book is exquisite, Insightful and very practical. I don’t know if I would have been ready to have read this book 10 years ago but I got so much wisdom out of this short book. I would definitely recommend for Pastors and church leaders. It is extremely relevant to our day!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Silence

I believe it would be off if I wrote a long review. Once you read the book you will understand. The book has challenged me to look at my prayer life and walk with God differently. Great read!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A Little Learner

All in ministry should read and ask grace to apply. Helpful, clear and challenging and applicable now more than ever.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enlightening and Challenging

I really appreciate this book, the use of simplicity has really open my eyes to a deeper revelation for the need of prayer.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A powerful book with Timeless truth for today’s Christian!

This book doesn’t spend time adding steps and task to Jesus ministry. In fact it encourages today’s very busy Christ followers to stop doing things that are built out of pride.

My favorite part is that becoming more like Christ is all of the “ministry work” we need to do and growing to be like Christ only comes in spending time with our father in heaven!

Once our worldly anger and pride are set aside “like Christ” people will see HIM in us and be drawn into a relationship with Christ because of our example.

Short and to the point!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sally Winsor
  • Sally Winsor
  • 03-29-16

Be prepared to be challenged!

This book will challenge all you ever thought you knew about Solitude, Silence and Prayer. It is a book that needs to be revisited over and over again. Read this book if you are seeking a deep, meaningful relationship with God, and your fellow man.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tony Campbell
  • Tony Campbell
  • 05-01-19

Deep stuff

As a card-carrying charismatic, this definitely gives a lot of food for thought and some of it is hard to swallow. Really appreciate Nouwen's gentleness in delivering truth but also his openness in the application of it, swerving the temptation to be prescriptive.
A great read.