Henri Nouwen's secret unpublished works to release


Henri Nouwen, the late Catholic priest who published nearly 40 books during his lifetime, left behind thousands of pieces of unpublished material when he died in 1996. Beginning next year—the 20th anniversary of Nouwen's death—new collections of this material will be released to the world. Convergent Books, a division of Penguin Random House, has signed a multi-book contract with the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust. The first book is scheduled to hit bookstores in September of 2016 and will be a collection of unpublished letters under the working title “Love, Henri.” The specific content of the projects is being kept secret, but those involved with the project hinted that the books might offer fresh revelations about Nouwen’s life and thinking, including details about the priest’s personal struggles.