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Beyond the mirror : reflections on death and life
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Adult Nonfiction BT825.N66 1990

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Most touching is Nouwen's account of his near-fatal accident when hit by a car while walking over ice to help a handicapped boy. Nouwen goes through many emotions: real anger when gas station attendants refuse to drive him to the boy, a realization that the accident has given him a new pespective on his life, peace in the face of death but also the realization that ``it was not love that kept me clinging to life but unresolved anger.'' When he does survive, he asks, ``Why was I asked to return to a place where love is so ambiguous?'' Brief but profound are his responses to the experience as he realizes God's call to deeper trust in God and to radical freedom. Nouwen's personal narrative is an important book for many people pondering the mystery of life and death, regardless of their religious commitments. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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