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The Return of the Prodigal Son

A Story of Homecoming [Paperback]

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Thought-provoking & deep meditations from much-loved author & teacher, Henri J.M. Nouwen

  • A thought-provoking reflection on Rembrandt's work & the well-known parable

  • Acclaimed academic Henri J.M. Nouwen evokes powerful new lessons from the story of the prodigal son

  • Themes of homecoming & reconciliation will resonate, especially with those who have known loneliness & rejection

  • Author

    Henri J. M. Nouwen

  • Book Format

    paperback

  • Publisher

    Darton Longman & Todd

  • Published

    May 1994

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The Return of the Prodigal Son

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In this Church Times 'Top 100 Best Christian Book', a chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son, catapulted Henri Nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. He shares the deeply personal meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell.

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, 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 the powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way.

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 is represented with new freshness and vigour for our times.

Henri J. M. Nouwen was a Dutch Roman Catholic priest who left a highly acclaimed academic career to share his life with people with mental disabilities as pastor of l’Arche Daybreak Community, Toronto, Canada. He died in 1996.

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  • Author

    Henri J. M. Nouwen

  • Book Format

    paperback

  • Publisher

    Darton Longman & Todd

  • Published

    May 1994

  • Edition

    New edition

  • Weight

    222g

  • Page Count

    160

  • Dimensions

    143 x 210 x 9 mm

  • ISBN

    9780232520781

  • ISBN-10

    023252078X

  • Eden Code

    15436

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  • Author/Creator: Henri J. M. Nouwen

  • ISBN: 9780232520781

  • Publisher: Darton Longman & Todd

  • Release Date: May 1994

  • Weight: 222g

  • Dimensions: 143 x 210 x 9 mm

  • Eden Code: 15436


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