The Return Of The Prodigal Son: A Story Of Homecoming

March 1, 1994|
The Return Of The Prodigal Son: A Story Of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen
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With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?”
 
A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable 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.
 
As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. 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 God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

Henri J.M. Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, and pastor, who gained international renown as the author of over 30 books on the spiritual life, including such classics as The Wounded Healer, The Inner Voice of Love, and Reaching Out. Nouwen's books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold upw...
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Title:The Return Of The Prodigal Son: A Story Of HomecomingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.17 X 5.46 X 0.43 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.17 X 5.46 X 0.43 inPublished:1 mars 1994Publisher:The Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385473079

ISBN - 13:9780385473071

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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