The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Meditation on Fathers, Brothers, and Sons

Darton, Longman and Todd, 1992 - 151 pàgines
A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son, catapulted Henri Nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. In his highly-acclaimed book of the same title, he shares the deeply personal meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell.This Lent course, which has been adapted from the book, helps us to reflect on the meaning of the parable for our own lives.Divided into five sessions, the course moves through the parable exploring our reaction to the story: the younger son’s leaving and return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentment and the father’s compassion. All of us who have experienced loneliness, dejection, jealousy or anger will respond to the persistent themes of homecoming, affirmation and reconciliation.Each session contained on the CD includes extracts from the book by Henri Nouwen, and background information about Henri Nouwen’s life, as well as suggestions for reflection. Notes for Group Leaders and written questions for group discussion are also included in the enclosed booklet.

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Revisió d'Usuari  - bogopea - LibraryThing

Recounts author's personal journey after viewing Rembrandt's "The Return of the Prodigal Son" masterpiece. Nouwen recounts the gospel parable of the prodigal son and compares/analyses it in terms of ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Revisió d'Usuari  - rlf06153 - LibraryThing

Probably THE BEST SPIRITUAL BOOK I have ever read. Had to read it numerous times, because there was always something new I had missed in previous readings. I love the premise -- the detailed analysis ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

Sobre l'autor (1992)

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

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