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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter
with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that
enabled Nouwen to redefine and claim his vocation late in his life. In this book, which interweaves elements of art
history, memoir, Midrash, and self-help, Nouwen brings the parable to life with empathic analyses of each character.
Nouwen's absorption in the story (and the painting) is so complete that the father's challenge to love the son, and the
son's challenge to receive that love, become Nouwen's own. And Nouwen's writing is so clear and his tone is so
appealingly frank and humble that readers--no matter how far from home--will find hope for themselves in the prodigal
peace Nouwen ultimately achieves. --Michael Joseph Gross
From the Publisher
The beloved spiritual writer meditates on the parable of the prodigal son's return -- a powerful drama of
fatherhood, filial duty, rivalry, and anger between brothers -- and its enduring lessons for Christianity.
Full-color photographs with gatefold.
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