The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! Over a million copies sold world wide. Essential reading for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers. | | [email protected] The Return of the About this book and getting prints of the “Prodigal Son” painting. This is Henri. 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.

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God not only offers forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing, but wants to lift up these gifts as a source of joy for all who witness them. 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.

For Nouwen, the primary obstacle to returning home is self-rejection and it is here where Nouwen and I begin to part ways, if not in actual theology then in emphasis.

The Wisdom of King Solomon. Dives in misericordia Reconciliatio et paenitentia Return to Book Page. Both needed to come home.

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming: Henri Nouwen: Continuum

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I have failed many times but always tried again, even when I was close to despair. Now I wonder whether I have sufficiently realized that during all this time God has been trying to find me, to know me, and to love me. With a preface by James Martin, SJ. God does not want to keep his joy to himself.


The Return of the Prodigal Son Quotes

While walking home, I keep entertaining doubts about prodigzl I will be truly welcome when I get there. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Just when I think I am capable nouewn overcoming my temptations, I feel envy toward those who gave in to theirs. The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! Nov 20, Pages Buy.

His father receives him with a tender gesture. Luke 15 Parables of Jesus. Rehurn I am like a small boat on the ocean, completely at the mercy of its waves.

They point each other to flashes of light here and there, and remind each other that they reveal the hidden but real presence of God. Nouwen By Henri J. In these days of increasing addictions, we have wandered far away from our Produgal home. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

The Return of the Prodigal Son Quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen

There is much to love about The Return of the Prodigal Son. That gentle caressing right hand echoes for me the words of the prophet Isaiah: But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. This Is the Day. All the time and energy I spend in keeping some kind of balance and preventing myself from being tipped over and drowning shows that my life is mostly a struggle for survival: Thus the disciplines of trust and gratitude reveal the God who searches for me, retirn with desire to take away all my resentments and complaints and to let me sit at his side at the heavenly banquet.

Rembrandt’s etching on the subject, influenced by a woodcut by Martin van Heemskerck [8].

Book Review: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

Adding to my concern is that Nouwen often characterizes the Father as weak and soh to bring his children home. Read it Forward Read it first.

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.

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