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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Refresh and try again. 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: He holds, and she caresses. A complainer is hard to live with, and very few people know how to respond to the complaints made by a self-rejecting person.
The Age of Violence. The Wisdom of King Solomon. He wants everyone to share in it. Adding to my concern is that Nouwen often characterizes the Father as weak and powerless to bring his children home. Dives in misericordia Reconciliatio et paenitentia At the very moment I want to speak or act out of my most generous self, I get caught in anger or resentment.
Complaining is self-perpetuating and counterproductive. A Feast of the Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle. Dutch priest Henri Nouwen — ths so taken by the painting that he eventually wrote a short book, The Return of the Prodigal Son: The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and prodiga will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger.
His evocation of spirituality and the parable’s message of forgiveness has been considered the height of his art.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It takes very little to raise me up or thrust me down. The book is divided into three parts; the younger son, the elder son, and the father. His nohwen return home only happens when he understands his position as a true son who his heavenly Father loves unconditionally. But he answered his father, “Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me nnouwen goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.
And still deturn seems that my resentments and complaints are mysteriously tied to such praiseworthy attitudes. Nov 20, Pages.
The Return of the Prodigal Son Quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
It is the never-interrupted voice of love speaking from eternity and giving life and love wherever it is heard. See all books by Henri J.
Dutch art and prodihal — Both needed healing and forgiveness. It is far more pernicious: Returning home from a lustful escapade seems so much easier than returning home from a cold anger that has rooted itself in the deepest corners of my being. Nouwen exalts in the goodness and love of the Father. Return to Book Page. Nouwen expresses God in such a way as to draw out his compassion and to highlight human will.
The Return of the Prodigal Son Quotes
The problem is that our culture is swung so far into a Moralistic Therapeutic view of God that The Return of the Prodigal Son might just as well be understood as an anthem of self-love, rather than an anthem of love for God.
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He confirms and she consoles. Nouwen By Henri J. A little criticism makes me angry, and a little rejection makes me depressed. I can choose to be grateful when I am criticized, even when my heart still responds in bitterness.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. A Story of Homecoming. Those same voices are not unfamiliar to me.
More about Henri J. The same voice that speaks to all the children of God and sets them free to live in the midst of a dark world while remaining in the light.
The woman at top left, barely visible, is likely the mother,  while the seated man, whose dress implies wealth, may be an advisor to the estate or a tax collector. While walking home, I keep entertaining doubts about whether I will be truly welcome when I get there.
Rembrandt was moved by the parable, and he made a variety of drawings, etchings, and paintings on the theme that spanned decades, beginning with a etching see Gallery.