In times of suffering, simplistic answers ring empty and hollow. But Henri Nouwen, beloved spiritual thinker and author, offers real comfort in the concrete truth of God’s constancy. Nouwen suggests that by greeting life’s pains with something other than despair, we can find surprising joy in our suffering. He suggests that the way through suffering is not denial, but rather in living fully in the midst of the trials life brings our way. Word Publishing. The writings of popular contemplative Henri Nouwen offer insights and powerful understanding of the grief, suffering, and hurt within us all.