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.
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- Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
- Publisher : Convergent Books
- Release Date : 2016-10-04
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 336
- ISBN : 9780451496041
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.
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.
’Boomerang [is] the modern day evidence of a Father’s arms--wide open--waiting and calling for us--the new generation of prodigals.’--Kevin McCulloughNationally Syndicated Television/Radio HostA wayward son. A broken father. An angry brother. A story for today.Boomerang is a thought-provoking, hope-filled retelling of one of the most memorable parables in the Bible. When Jesus spoke, He always included stories that stuck, and like every one of Jesus’ stories, this one has more to it than meets the eye--three characters with three very different perspectives.Jesus had you in mind when He told this story. Brett Rickey invites you to accompany a son, a father, and a brother on a journey from rebellion and disappointment to redemption and hope. In this contemporary narrative, learn to recognize the behavioral and spiritual traits of the characters and allow yourself to become part of the story.
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is Henri Nouwen’s most popular book, selling over one million copies since its publication in 1992. What accounts for its ongoing popularity as a spiritual classic? Drawing from extensive research in Nouwen’s archives, author and Chief Archivist for the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, Gabrielle Earnshaw, provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen’s writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas. Earnshaw examines Nouwen’s intellectual formation as well as the impact of his family and friends on the shape of the book. Letters, many published here for the first time, give us a privileged look at Henri’s world during the nine years he took to complete the book. Earnshaw considers how it compares to other books published at the same time to place the work and its author in a historical, cultural and religious/spiritual context. Finally, she explores how Nouwen himself was changed by the book and why twenty-three later it continues to touch the hearts and minds of 21st century readers.
New Scotland Yard detective Philip Graves is plagued by nightmares from his past as his partner is killed in a fire during a stakeout. Blaming senior management he is given sick leave at a time when he hears that his estranged father has been attacked and is in a critical condition. He travels home to be at his parents side, but can't help becoming involved in the investigation into the attack on his father. He makes contact with senior officers in the town of Willenbury and is drawn into a series of macabre murders steeped in the past including the discovery of a mummified body encased inside a bridge column. Others are uncovered that take the investigation back to a fire at an orphanage in 1953 and the discovery of a past Graves never knew he had, kept hidden through suppressed memories.
THE RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF REMBRANDT S RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON AN EXAMINATION OF THE PICTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE VISUAL AND ICONOGRAPHIC TRADITION
- Author : Barbara Joan Haeger
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1983
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 277
- ISBN : OCLC:21706281
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An abridgement of one of Fr. Mueller's classics. Discusses what causes people to lose the Faith--e.g.; impurity; drunkenness; bad books--giving numerous true stories. Also covers the misapprehension of God's mercy; delay of conversion; how to come back to the Sacraments and why; contrition; the necessity of Confession; the value of General Confession; etc. Really moves the heart--as do all Fr. Mueller's books!
A wildly prolific director, actor, and writer, Vasilii Shukshin (1929-74) reached more Soviets in more media than perhaps any other artist in the post-Stalinist USSR. This first English-language study of Shukshin and his work is thus a portrait of the culture of Soviet Russia after Stalin. John Givens begins with Shukshin's position between cultural realms and social strata: his abandoned peasant heritage in Siberia as the son of a purged kulak on the one hand and his life as a successful artist in Moscow on the other. Givens shows how this clash of cultures and identities was both a burden and the driving force of Shukshin's art-and how it represents a central dichotomy between rural and urban culture in Soviet Russia.This work provides new terms for rereading the culture of Shukshin's time- terms that take up notions of demographic displacement, class difference, and blurred boundaries among genres, audiences, and arts.
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.
The thrilling new Orphan X book and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER from bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz 'A stellar series, and the stories get better with each instalment' DAILY MAIL ______ He can escape anything. Except his own past . . . 'Evan. It's your mother. I heard you help people . . .' Evan Smoak used to be known as Orphan X: a figure as elusive as a rumour. Plucked from a foster home and trained as an off-the-books assassin known as Orphan X, Evan Smoak always fought to help those most desperate. The kind of help no one else could provide. But now, forced into early retirement, he dares not trust the phone call. Nor the caller claiming to be his mother, asking him to protect a complete stranger who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. None of it stacks up. Yet it bears the tell-tale signs of the secret world that made him, and from inside it, a deadly new threat to the nation's security. But this time the danger is more personal than he could have ever imagined. Because blood runs deep . . . Praise for Orphan X 'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD 'Weapons-grade thriller writing' GUARDIAN 'An immensely entertaining adventure' THE TIMES
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.
Biography of Farooq Abdullah, politician and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.