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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

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A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell.

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

For all who ask, "Where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read.

"The Return of the Prodigal Son is a beautiful book, as beautiful in the simple clarity of its wisdom as in the terrible beauty of the transformation to which it calls us." --New Oxford Review

Synopsis:

The splendid challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son is the overriding message of this beloved spiritual writer's deeply personal and resonant meditation on the parable of the return of the prodigal son, as inspired by Rembrandt's painted masterpiece.

Synopsis:

A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell.

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

For all who ask, "Where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read.

"The Return of the Prodigal Son is a beautiful book, as beautiful in the simple clarity of its wisdom as in the terrible beauty of the transformation to which it calls us." --New Oxford Review

Synopsis:

Nouwen evokes the powerful drama of the Parable of the Prodigal Son in a way that is sure to reverberate in your heart. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, contradiction, or anger.

About the Author

Henri J.M. Nouwen was born in the Netherlands, where he was ordained to the priesthood. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School, and Harvard Divinity School. His works include Creative Ministry, The Wounded Healer, Reaching Out, In the Name of Jesus, and Beyond The Mirror. In 1986 he became the pastor of the L'Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385473071
Author:
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Author:
Various
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Inspirational - Catholic
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Rembrandt harmenszoon van rijn, 1606-1669
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Christianity - Discipleship
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Christian Life - Inspirational - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Discipleship
Subject:
Nouwen, Henri J. M
Subject:
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Catechisms
Subject:
Discipleship
Subject:
Christianity - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Image Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 664
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 5.5 in 10.73 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The splendid challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son is the overriding message of this beloved spiritual writer's deeply personal and resonant meditation on the parable of the return of the prodigal son, as inspired by Rembrandt's painted masterpiece.
"Synopsis" by , A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell.

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

For all who ask, "Where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read.

"The Return of the Prodigal Son is a beautiful book, as beautiful in the simple clarity of its wisdom as in the terrible beauty of the transformation to which it calls us." --New Oxford Review

"Synopsis" by , Nouwen evokes the powerful drama of the Parable of the Prodigal Son in a way that is sure to reverberate in your heart. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, contradiction, or anger.
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