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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Image Books
Publication date April 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385473071
ISBN-10 0385473079
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Inspired by Rembrandt's depiction of the gospel story, a Catholic priest reflects on homecoming, affirmation, reconciliation, and forgivness while probing the complexity of the father-son relationship
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The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! Over a million copies sold world wide. Essential reading for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers.

For all who ask, "Where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination, this work will inspire.


A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long 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.

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. 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. 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 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 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



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780826408709
 
Reprint edition from Continuum Intl Pub Group (January 1, 1996)
9780826408709 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $29.00
About: A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385473071
 
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Reissue edition from Image Books (April 1, 1994)
9780385473071 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Inspired by Rembrandt's depiction of the gospel story, a Catholic priest reflects on homecoming, affirmation, reconciliation, and forgivness while probing the complexity of the father-son relationship

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