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.





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 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.


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

View: 846

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.




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

View: 408

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.


Raptured Alive

Top Secret Tips Unveiled Within!

Author: Larry Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781432713638

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 204

Top Secret Tips Unveiled Within! Does God call up prophets? What did Jesus mean when He said in Matthew 24, that His coming would be like in the days of Noah and what is the Parable of the Fig Tree about? What comings are Jesus talking about? What is a live Rapture? Will there be a Live Rapture of the Church before the start of the Tribulation. Is there more than one rapture? Will a reminent of the Jewish people be saved? Why is it important to be Born-Again? Why as Christians must we be supportive of the Jews? What happens to the people left behind after the raptures?