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The Return of the Prodigal Son A Story of Homecoming, by Henri J. M. Nouwen

SKU DLT-9780232520781

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 inspiraton 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 resoration 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.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Published: First Edition May 1994 
Size: Width: 140mm Height: 210mm
Publisher: Dartman Longman & Todd