The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming – Windows of Heaven, LLC

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

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Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Brand: Nouwen Henri

Color: Burgundy/maroon

Edition: Reissue

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  • The Return of the Prodigal Son A Story of Homecoming

Format: Deckle Edge

Number Of Pages: 151

Publisher: Image

Release Date: 01-03-1994

Details: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that enabled Nouwen to redefine and claim his vocation late in his life. In this book, which interweaves elements of art history, memoir, Midrash, and self-help, Nouwen brings the parable to life with empathic analyses of each character. Nouwen's absorption in the story (and the painting) is so complete that the father's challenge to love the son, and the son's challenge to receive that love, become Nouwen's own. And Nouwen's writing is so clear and his tone is so appealingly frank and humble that readers--no matter how far from home--will find hope for themselves in the prodigal peace Nouwen ultimately achieves. --Michael Joseph Gross

EAN: 9780385473071

Package Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches


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