The Return of the Prodigal Son

With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on ...

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0804152128

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable 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. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. 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 God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

The Return of the Prodigal Son Anniversary Edition

Coupled with the lectures that inspired the book and originally collected in Home Tonight, this special 2-in-1 omnibus will be the definitive edition of the spiritual classic.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 0451496043

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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With a preface by James Martin, SJ. A specially-priced two-in-one omnibus gift edition of Henri Nouwen's bestselling The Return of the Prodigal Son and it's companion and prequel Home Tonight. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story "The Return of the Prodigal Son," Henri Nouwen probes 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's 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. Coupled with the lectures that inspired the book and originally collected in Home Tonight, this special 2-in-1 omnibus will be the definitive edition of the spiritual classic.

Henri Nouwen and the Return of the Prodigal Son

"Earnshaw provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen's writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas"--

Author: Gabrielle Earnshaw

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781640601697

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is Henri Nouwen's most popular book, selling seven million copies since its publication in 1992. What accounts for its ongoing popularity as a spiritual classic? Drawing from extensive research in Nouwen's archives, author and Chief Archivist for the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, Gabrielle Earnshaw, provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen's writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas. Earnshaw examines Nouwen's intellectual formation as well as the impact of his family and friends on the shape of the book. Letters, many published here for the first time, give us a privileged look at Henri's world during the nine years he took to complete the book. Earnshaw considers how it compares to other books published at the same time to place the work and its author in a historical, cultural and religious/spiritual context. Finally, she explores how Nouwen himself was changed by the book and why twenty-three later it continues to touch the hearts and minds of 21st century readers.

Rembrandt

This whole work is dominated by the idea of the victory of love, goodness and charity.

Author: Sergei Daniel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9785912083365

Category: Art

Page: 72

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This whole work is dominated by the idea of the victory of love, goodness and charity. The event is treated as the highest act of human wisdom and spiritual nobility, and it takes place in absolute silence and stillness. The drama and depth of feeling are expressed in the figures of both father and son, with all the emotional precision with which Rembrandt was endowed. This parable in Rembrandt's treatment is addressed to the heart of everyone.



The Return of the Prodigal Son

Inspector Philip Graves The Return of the Prodigal Son HERMIONE CHASE The Return of the Prodigal Son By Hermione Chase The. Front Cover.

Author: Hermione Chase

Publisher: Hermione Chase

ISBN: 1310021724

Category:

Page: 85

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New Scotland Yard detective Philip Graves is plagued by nightmares from his past as his partner is killed in a fire during a stakeout. Blaming senior management he is given sick leave at a time when he hears that his estranged father has been attacked and is in a critical condition. He travels home to be at his parents side, but can't help becoming involved in the investigation into the attack on his father. He makes contact with senior officers in the town of Willenbury and is drawn into a series of macabre murders steeped in the past including the discovery of a mummified body encased inside a bridge column. Others are uncovered that take the investigation back to a fire at an orphanage in 1953 and the discovery of a past Graves never knew he had, kept hidden through suppressed memories.


Return of the Prodigal Son

The Tree of Life: The Return of the Prodigal Son The Tree of Life: The Return of the Prodigal Son Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of ...

Author: Anthony Agbonkhese

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1636300383

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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Return of the Prodigal Son by Anthony Agbonkhese __________________________________


The Return of the Prodigal

We have a long way to go yet, before we reach the peak of what we CAN achieve. But at least the story of the Prodigal offers hope, an incentive to keep trying, keep learning, keep going forward and upward.

Author: Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781896238265

Category:

Page: 158

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Stories hold answers and teachings, be it a parable or a fairy story, and The Prodigal Son is just one of many. What does it teach? The story of humanity and its climb from savagery to the stars is a map that shows a way back once we have learned the lesson. The prodigal had to leave in order to find the way back. It's uncomfortable, humiliating, and full of self-doubt but it's there.Evolution is a school of hard knocks and every life form goes through it. Every living creature existing in this time, this NOW, has got to this point by evolving. By growing in wisdom, adapting to different climates, ways of living, and coping with crises of every kind. Life itself is a prodigal... learning what forms, foods, habitats, and climates can be used, developed, grown and shared. Compare how early humanity emerging from the disappearing Ice Age, with an ordinary everyday human being in the twenty first century. YET! We are still, in one sense of the word... on the way HOME. We have a long way to go yet, before we reach the peak of what we CAN achieve. But at least the story of the Prodigal offers hope, an incentive to keep trying, keep learning, keep going forward and upward.



Return of the Prodigal Son

The tree of life is between the divine world and the physical world, a spiritual window, communication from humans to God and from God to humans, from earth to heaven and from heaven to earth-the presence of the highest God, the return of ...

Author: Anthony Agbonkhese

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781636300375

Category: Religion

Page: 94

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The tree of life is between the divine world and the physical world, a spiritual window, communication from humans to God and from God to humans, from earth to heaven and from heaven to earth-the presence of the highest God, the return of the prodigal son, the baptism of your soul with Holy Ghost fire by Jesus Christ.




Return of the Prodigal

WHICH IS MORE DEADLY, ART OR LOVE?

Author: Michael Caudo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781737298823

Category:

Page:

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WHICH IS MORE DEADLY, ART OR LOVE? Nick Di Nobile has three days to turn over a stolen masterpiece, or he's dead. The first problem is, he can't seem to find it. The second problem? It might not even exist. Nick is about to find out that you can sometimes love something so much, it can kill you. But which is more deadly, art or love?SynopsisNick Di Nobile is back.Nick traded the hard streets of South Philadelphia for the soft sands of South Florida almost twenty years ago. The death of his best friend and a broken heart sent him to the Sunshine State in search of a fresh start.Now Nick has returned to wrap up his father's estate, including his beloved Caffe Vecchio, but certain people from his past have other ideas.Nick is forced to embark on a desperate mission to recover a priceless painting that may not exist. But none of that matters to the psychopathic killer, crooked F.B.I. agent, and Russian oligarch, all convinced that Nick's father kept the painting hidden all these years after it was stolen in the infamous Gardner Museum heist in 1990.Nick gets help from some old friends, at least one who secretly wants the painting for himself and will kill to get it.How can Nick convince them all that the painting was just another tall tale spun by Tony Di Nobile to promote his Caffe?Nick runs into Angie at the Paradise Bar. Can they rekindle a love that's grown ice-cold? Or was that just another elusive treasure that never existed?The clues Nick finds along the way reveal the one true masterpiece more valuable than any painting; a father's undying love for his prodigal son.

Home Tonight

This captivating book was created from never-before-published materials that formed the basis of the small workshop inspired by Nouwen’s intimate encounter with Rembrandt’s painting.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385514174

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Home Tonight follows the path of Henri Nouwen’s spiritual homecoming. More than three years prior to writing his great classic, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Nouwen suffered a personal breakdown followed by a time of healing solitude when he encountered Rembrandt’s famous painting. Within his solitude he reflected on and identified with the parable’s characters and experienced profound and inspiring life lessons. This captivating book was created from never-before-published materials that formed the basis of the small workshop inspired by Nouwen’s intimate encounter with Rembrandt’s painting. Readers are led to welcome their unique Belovedness through practices of “spiritual listening,” journaling, and communing with God, thus connecting personally with the unique, unconditional love of the One who created them. Home Tonight is a practical guide for the inner journey home.

The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature

In his musing he heard his mother's voice echo across the years: “Son! ... The narrator comments: 'The return of the prodigal, and the whole town broken ...

Author: Alison M. Jack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192549413

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.