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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Beautifully written and very thought provoking. There is so much depth, I can't wait to read it again. He uses Rembrandt's painting and the Prodigal Son's parable to compare the roles of the father ... Read full review

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Not only a biblically insightful look into a favorite parable, but it is a remarkable reflection on Rembrandt's art. These things together make it a powerful devotional/reflection on the sons and the ... 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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