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The Return of the Prodigal Son


Bestselling spiritual writer Henri J.M. Nouwen seizes the inspiration that came to him in his encounter with Rembrandt's depiction of the Gospel ... Show synopsis

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Henri Nouwen

by Sister Elizabeth Ann M on Aug 2, 2012

Henri Nouwen is recognized by many as a profound author of religion and spirituality. The art work is beautiful and the questions profound. With whom do you identify? More



by xenodad on Nov 19, 2009

Nouwen delves deep into the parable of the Prodigal Son, and into the painting by Rembrandt showing his return. Nouwen also reflects on how both have influenced his life, and how the painting and his meditations on it opened new inspirations for him. My only complaint is the quality of the ... More


Truths from Rembrandt

by ghmus7 on Dec 2, 2007

This book, one of Fr. Nouwens' best, begins with an experience of an encounter - but an ecounter with a painting. Nouwen travells to Russia to see the painting, and manages to encounter it "in person". By allowing the beauty and truth of the painting to soak into his mind and heart, in the same way ... More



by Midknight7 on Sep 29, 2007

An honest journey of Henri Nouwen to the heart of Father God. A challenge to get close to the heart of the Father. More



by MaggieMae on Jul 28, 2007

This was my introduction to Henri Nouwen's writings, many more of which I have read since. Reading this book opened my soul to who I am in the prodigal, the elder, and the father. I have given many copies of this book to friends, led studies on this book. I do believe that it is an important book for ... More

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