â€śOn the long road itâ€™s good to have Nouwen and his divining rod. Deftly he bends toward the drop of spiritual wisdom caked in the most ordinary things.â€ťâ€”Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man WalkingÂ Henry J.M. Nowuen, one of the greatest of all spiritual writers, invites us to search deeply for the well-springs that nourish true ministry in his classic The Way of the Heart. Interweaving the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality, The Way of the Heart not only leads us to a fuller encounter with God, but to a more creative ministry with our fellow human beings. Here is one of the most profound works from a writer known for hisÂ fresh and perceptive insightsâ€”and who stands alongside C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton as an essential Christian scholar and thinker.