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 up...
Title:The Return Of The Prodigal Son: A Story Of Homecoming
Product dimensions:160 pages, 8.23 X 5.49 X 0.42 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 8.23 X 5.49 X 0.42 in
Published:March 1, 1994
Publisher:The Crown Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385473071

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