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The Return of the Prodigal Son - by Henri J M Nouwen (Paperback)

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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?
  • About the Author: 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.
  • 160 Pages
  • Religion + Beliefs, Christian Ministry

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About the Book



The splendid challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son is the overriding message of this beloved spiritual writer's deeply personal and resonant meditation on the parable of the return of the prodigal son, as inspired by Rembrandt's painted masterpiece.



Book Synopsis



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.



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"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



About the Author



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 upwards of seven million copies worldwide, resonating with people across the religious, spiritual, cultural, and political spectrum. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers, and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .32 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christian Ministry
Publisher: Image
Format: Paperback
Author: Henri J M Nouwen
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 1994
TCIN: 11394997
UPC: 9780385473071
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5219
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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