We Drink from Our Own Wells
By: Gustavo Gutierrez
A new edition of the classic work on the spirituality of liberation.
"A significant event in the development of liberation theology. We Drink from Our Own Wells is the nuanced articulation of the Christ-encounter as experienced by the poor of Latin America in their struggle to affirm their human dignity and claim their true identity as sons and daughters of God."-Henri Nouwen
"A helpful manual for all Christians seeking to deepen the roots of their spiritual life while living and working in the strident world of the here and now." -Robert McAfee Brown
After more than twenty years, We Drink from Our Own Wells remains a classic expression of Latin American spirituality by a pioneer of liberation theology. Starting from St. Bernard of Clairvaux's counsel to root spirituality in one's own experience, Gutierrez outlines the contours of a spirituality rooted in the experience of the poor and their struggle for life. His aim is to reflect on the contemporary road to holiness, the passage of a people through the solitude and dangers of the desert, as it carves out its own way in the following of Jesus Christ.
Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., is a Peruvian theologian and pastor often called "the father of liberation theology" teaches at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include the seminal A Theology of Liberation, On Job, and The Density of the Present.