The Return of the Prodigal Son

A Story of Homecoming

Recommended by David Maraniss, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #40 in Devotional, Ranked #46 in Catholicismsee more rankings.

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...

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