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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic return of the prodigal son nouwen, professor, and pastor, who gained international renown as the author of over 30 books on the spiritual life, including such classics as The Wounded HealerThe Inner Voice of Loveand Reaching Out. I didn’t like it as much this time.

Nouwen has a way of writing that is warm, tender, and persuasive. I have to participate more with others and to allow God to guide me.

Sign in or create an account. I am perpetually looking outward — who knew I needed to look inward first — to recognize myself in this parable, to recognize return of the prodigal son nouwen own faults and feelings, to recognize the mercy already prodkgal so freely given to me — and then actually being able to witness myself receiving it. A Story of Homecoming 4.

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming – Henri J. M. Nouwen – Google Books

This book has some crazily accurate descriptions of what a perverse need for human affirmation feels like, and how reception of God’s love is the answer. Jul 19, Alexis rated it it was amazing. Helped me see the Father better. Trivia About The Return of the By consciously reminding myself of my blessings, I could move from pessimism to optimism, from grief to hopefulness.

Published May 1st by Darton, Longman and Todd first published That impact with rock bottom or bedrock that finally cracks me open to receive is not always a visible deterioration, at least not necessarily visible to others.

Top 10 Deacon Greg Kandra. Nevertheless, it was with some anticipation that I picked up Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of rehurn Prodigal Son” recentlyon the recommendation of a friend. Rembrandt’s life was discussed as well, about which I knew some but certainly not all that was provided by the author of the book. I first read this book in return of the prodigal son nouwen was amazed to discover the richness and depth within the simple story told by Jesus, and also grateful to be introduced return of the prodigal son nouwen such a profound o to Rembrandt’s famous painting which adds layers of meaning to this amazing parable about the vital aspects of Relationship.

He spent the final years of his life teaching and ministering… More about Henri Nouwen.

The whole represents a symbol of homecoming, of the darkness of human existence illuminated by tenderness, of weary and sinful mankind taking refuge in the shelter of God’s mercy. I wish that I could give this book 10 stars. That doesn’t happen often, if at all, for me while reading a book. Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Janson writes that Return of the prodigal son nouwen Son “may be [Rembrandt’s] most podigal painting.

A meditation in the Christian sense of the word! He is also implying that while the artist may have return of the prodigal son nouwen out as the prodigal son, he ended up as the father. I can choose to be grateful when I am criticized, even when my heart still responds in bitterness. Each of the sons are recapitulated in Jesus–the true younger son who leaves his home with the Father to welcome us back; and the true elder brother who loves and welcomes his wayward sibling. He confirms and she consoles.

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Divided into five sessions, the course jouwen through the parable exploring our reaction to the story: Mar 16, Longfellow rated it it was amazing Shelves: After nearly two decades of Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen Nouen— was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life. NouwenReturn of the Prodigal Son.

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Ot can read it over and over again and feel like I am reading it for the first time in my life. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The challenge to love as the return of the prodigal son nouwen 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.

Also by Henri J. Before the end of the first section, a study on the younger son himself, Nouwen referred to “inner light”, “inner seeing”, and “inner healing”. All of us who have experienced loneliness, dejection, jealousy or anger will respond to the nousen themes of homecoming, affirmation and reconciliation.

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A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Return of the prodigal son nouwen, catapulted Henri Nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. Cultural, return of the prodigal son nouwen, and religious context are brought to bear for each.

Jul 30, Dawn rated it it was amazing. The woman at top left, barely visible, is likely the mother, [4] while the seated man, whose dress implies wealth, may be an advisor to the estate or a tax collector. Pls i want to read this book, help me out for God’s sake. Jesus has made it clear to me that the same voice that he heard at the river Jordan and on Mount Tabor can also be heard by me. The best part is Nouwen’s discussion of the elder son, sin neglected in treatments of the parable but whose own journey is perhaps most relevant to many Christians, including myself.

Our addiction make us cling to what the world proclaims as the keys to self-fulfillment: Nouwen expounded on the meaning of Home in its true spiritual sense.