This week marked the 20th Anniversary of the death of Henri Nouwen (Sept. 20).
In remembrance of his life, we have picked a few of the many Henri Nouwen books as a sort of introductory reading guide.
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Our Guide to Henri Nouwen Books –
6. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the 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 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.
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