The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

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Image, 1994 - Religion - 151 pages
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The beloved spiritual writer meditates on the parable of the prodigal son's return -- a powerful drama of fatherhood, filial duty, rivalry, and anger between brothers -- and its enduring lessons for Christianity.

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Outstanding!

User Review  - BobP - Christianbook.com

I bought this book to re-read and keep on my shelf, but I was moved to give it to an Orthodox friend as I enthusiastically recounted my own experience after my first read! This is a life-altering ... Read full review

Execllent dipiction of the Christian Life

User Review  - Claris Skerritt - Christianbook.com

As Christian we are the Father/Mother that even though humiliated by children still continues to care and love them and is always ready to welcome them back into the fold not looking on their faults ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

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.

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