A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son, catapulted Henri Nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. 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. 4 Feb The Reverend Henri J.M. Nouwen, a Catholic priest, analyzes the story of the prodigal son as told by Jesus in the New Testament. Nouwen.

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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J.M. Nouwen

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. Divine love defies human understanding, I think, because we love imperfectly. A return of the prodigal son nouwen to chew on with this elegant and short reflection on both Jesus’ parable and Rembrandt’s painting of the return of the prodigal son.

Mar 01, Pages Buy. I can choose to be prdoigal when I am criticized, even when my heart still responds in bitterness. A wonderful journey through a parable that o changing my life!

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Nouwen—priest, author, teacher, renown publi Father Nouwen’s book forever changed me and the way I understood this parable of forgiveness, love and our relationship with God, the Father. I realize my failures and know that I have lost geturn dignity of my sonship, but I am not yet able to fully believe that where my failings are great, ‘grace is always greater. To ask other readers questions about The Return of the Prodigal Sonplease sign up. In what appeared to me to be a unique but effective method of analysis, the book first considered the prodigal son, the younger son who left home and returned.


Nouwen was a Return of the prodigal son nouwen Catholic priest, professor, and pastor, who gained international renown as the nouwwn of over 30 books on the spiritual life, including such classics as The Wounded HealerThe Inner Voice of Loveand Reaching Out. L’enfant prodigue The Prodigal Son I stand with awe at the place where Rembrandt brought me.

Yet the longer I am part of So much of the time it feels like Nouwen is writing about my life as much as his own. Ask a Question What would you like to know about this product? 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 return of the prodigal son nouwen better station in life than he.

The Father’s overwhelming compassion and forgiveness. I especially enjoyed Nouwen’s confessional writing style, which allows him to preach without being preachy and convict the return of the prodigal son nouwen without claiming to do so.

The Return of the Prodigal Son. Thus sson disciplines of trust and gratitude reveal the God who searches for me, burning with desire to take away all my resentments and complaints and to let me sit at his side at the heavenly banquet.

I I wish that I could give this book 10 stars.

Rembrandt’s etching on the subject, influenced by a woodcut by Martin van Heemskerck [8]. By consciously reminding myself of my blessings, I could move from pessimism to optimism, from grief to hopefulness. They count on Aleteia Arabic. That doesn’t happen often, if at all, for me while reading a book. Nouwen was a man who sincerely loved the Lord and His people.

Finally, the father of the two sons has his own feelings for each of his sons. Shakespeare The return of the prodigal son is a homecoming story that is as old as the hills and familiar to most.

I have tried hard to follow the guidelines of the return of the prodigal son nouwen life—pray always, work for others, read prdigal Scriptures—and to avoid the many temptations to dissipate myself.


This was one of those books for me. Luke 15 Parables of Jesus. Return of the prodigal son nouwen focused on Luke’s Return of the Prodigal Son and our guidebook suggested reflecting on Rembrandt’s painting of the parable when the father embraces his returning younger son. The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! Living in a world of compassion, how do I let others know my partners, children, friends, family that they don’t just get a portion allotted to them?

As the Beloved I can suffer persecution without desire for revenge and receive praise without nouwfn it as a proof of my goodness. Nouwrn, Rembrandt painted the Prodigal Son toward the end of his life when he too had become weather beaten but broken for the better. This connection often makes me despair. nouwwen

And what a revelation! He is always there as a human being, as a man given to anger, arrogance, friendship, and devotion, and as a son in real life who has missed opportunities to tell his own father of his love.

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

My academic self sometimes needs to leave behind the hermeneutics, the historical context, literary genre, chiasms and even theology. Looking for More Great Reads? Trivia About The Return of the It was really interesting, and helpful, to see a treatment of the story that cast the younger son’s produgal from the father in terms of looking for return of the prodigal son nouwen wrongly and so-called ‘cold’ or ‘spiritual’ vices instead of lust.