The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming (Paperback)

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    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.

    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

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    ISBN 9780385473071
    Genre RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1994-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Image Books
    Copyright Year 1993
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Story of Homecoming
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Nouwen, Henri J. M.

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    • uplifting

      This book opened some doors for me. It was interesting also his comparison to Rembrandts paintings that was the theme of the book also with how God forgives us. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a different way of looking at basic religious principles. As always with overstock the book came quickly and was in good shape.

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    • Excellent Book

      I really enjoyed the book and the insight the author put into writing it. It made me think of my own life and the choices I have or have not made.

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    • The Return of the Prodigal Son

      I had this book before, but lent it out and never got it back. I've actually bought several copies of it over the last 8 years and have recommended it many times.

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