ADAM, GOD'S BELOVED
New York : Orbis Books, 1997.
Nouwen was renowned as a spiritual writer, but became humbled when he met
Adam. Adam was a young man with handicaps who had been placed in
L’Arche Daybreak Community because his parents could no longer care for
him at home. His brother, Michael, was also at L’Arche. Adam
could do nothing for himself, but taught all who came into contact with
him, even though he never spoke a word. This is a story of Christ
as seen through the presence of a young man who only lived about the same
number of years as Christ and touched all who came to him. (Mary
Huebscher, Librarian, Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
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