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Caregiving from the Heart

Audio Recordings

Caregivers, whether professional or personal, know the joys and anguish of providing care for one another. Henri Nouwen, in much of his writing, offers a perspective of caregiving that sets the heart's inner compass in a life-giving direction. In this audio recording of a live call-in event sponsored by The Upper Room and the Henri Nouwen Society, Gordon Peerman and Marjorie Thompson engage in a conversation about their own experience with caregiving, Henri's writing, and Henri's life-giving perspective on caregiving. Seminar content will draw from A Spirituality of Caregiving, published by Upper Room Books and edited by John Mogabgab.

This event is designed for caregivers and receivers of all kinds, whether professional or personal. Listening in on this rich conversation will offer comfort, courage, and inspiration for your spirit.


To purchase a print version of A Spirituality of Caregiving, visit The Upper Room bookstore.


Your Instructor


Marjorie Thompson and Gordon Peerman
Marjorie Thompson and Gordon Peerman

Marjorie Thompson

Rev. Marjorie Thompson is a retreat leader, teacher, and writer in the area of Christian spiritual formation who for 12 years served as director of Pathways in Congregational Spirituality with Upper Room Ministries. She is the author of Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life and Family, the Forming Center.


Gordon Peerman, DMin

Dr. Peerman is an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, and mindfulness teacher. He is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering. Gordon founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs at St. Thomas Health Services and Vanderbilt's Center for Integrative Health and leads retreats at St. Mary's Sewanee.


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