The Genesee Diary
This book and author are more about spirituality than theology. In this diary Nouwen describes his experiences living for seven months in a Trappist monastery in the United States. The author faces his spirituality and his relationship with God head on and hides nothing of his struggles from the reader. He also learns to step away from his life as a busy writer and professor and live a more simple life of spiritual discipline. If you have ever struggled with your spirituality and relationship to your religion or God, this book provides a unique perspective and asks many intriguing questions.