The Living Reminder is a gift from Henri J.M. Nouwen, often considered one of the twentieth century's most beloved and important spiritual writers, along with C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton. In this rich and deceptively simple book Nouwen speaks -- from the heart and from his own experience --of the joys and challenges of religious service. He shows how ministry cannot be separated from spirituality and reveals how anyone involved in religiously motivated service can act as a healing, sustaining, and guiding reminder of Jesus. Nouwen shows us how service is prayer and prayer is service.