The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! Over a million copies sold world wide. Essential reading for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers. | | [email protected] The Return of the About this book and getting prints of the “Prodigal Son” painting. This is Henri. 6 Aug For August, the Book Club considers Henri Nouwen’s book: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. It is a slim volume.

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The Return of the Prodigal Son Anniversary Edition

Retrieved from ” https: A Story of Homecomingusing the parable and Rembrandt’s painting as frameworks. So pervasive is the mood of tender silence that the viewer feels a kinship with this group. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The same voice that speaks proigal all the children of God and sets them free to live in the midst of a dark world while remaining in the light. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Hhe.

But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. His call is for readers to allow themselves to be loved as true sons and then to extend that unconditional love and favor to others.

He kneels before his father in repentance, wishing for forgiveness and a renewed place in the family, having realized that even his father’s servants had a better station in life than he. Please try again later. Want to Read saving…. Every Step an Arrival. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: We are worthy because He first loved us. Nov 20, Pages.

In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. This Is the Day. My resentment is not something that can be easily distinguished and dealt with rationally.


Look, I have engraved you tue the palms of my hands. It is also his quietest—a moment stretching into eternity. As long as we live within the world’s delusions, our addictions condemn us to futile quests in “the distant country,” leaving us to face an endless series of disillusionments while our sense of self remains unfulfilled.

My resentment tells me that I don’t receive what I deserve.

There is much to love about The Return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen longs to be loved but cannot imagine that he is worthy of that love so he keeps trying to earn it. The returrn explains, “But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. We are retuen technical difficulties.

The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! They claim that the light that nouwdn in the darkness can be trusted more than the darkness itself and that a little bit of light can dispel a lot of darkness.

He begins by describing his visit to the State Hermitage Museum inwhere he was able to contemplate the painting alone for hours.

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming: Henri Nouwen: Continuum

A little criticism makes me angry, and a little rejection makes me depressed. I still think about his love as conditional and about home as a place I am not yet fully sure of.

Nouwen By Henri J. We are experiencing technical difficulties. At the very moment I want to speak or act out of my most generous self, I get caught in anger or resentment. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The Return of the Prodigal Son demonstrates the mastery of the late Rembrandt.


When I hear that voice, I know that I am home with God and have nothing to fear. His father receives him with a tender gesture.

Society and Puritanism in Pre-revolutionary England. All the time and energy I spend in keeping some kind of balance and preventing myself from being tipped over and drowning shows that my life is mostly a struggle for survival: Janson writes that Prodigal Son “may be [Rembrandt’s] most moving painting.

The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. Looking for More Great Reads?

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The addicted life can aptly be designated a life lived in “a distant country. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

The observer is roused to a feeling of some extraordinary event ;rodigal in Touch Sign up. Rembrandt is rteurn much the elder son of the parable as he is the younger.