The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

Henri J. M. Nouwen

Published by Image, 1994
ISBN 10: 0385473079 / ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used / Paperback / Quantity available: 0
From Your Online Bookstore (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Seller Inventory # 0385473079-1-19504492

About this title:

Synopsis:

The bestselling Henri Nouwen title of all time! Over a million copies sold world wide. Essential reading for Christians, Catholics, and all spiritual seekers.

For all who ask, "Where has my struggle led me?" or for those "on the road" who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination, this work will inspire.


A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long 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.

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. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

"The Return of the Prodigal Son is a beautiful book, as beautiful in the simple clarity of its wisdom as in the terrible beauty of the transformation to which it calls us." --New Oxford Review

Review: 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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of ...
Publisher: Image
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: As New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Softcover Quantity available: 2
Seller:
glenthebookseller
(Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Condition: Very Good. Item in very good condition! Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # 00019069018

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Hippo Books
(Hammond, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3377357775

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bayside Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3374182456

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3374190439

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3375220308

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bayside Books
(Ogden, UT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3375220173

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Published by Crown Publishing Group, The (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Softcover Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crown Publishing Group, The, 1994. Condition: Good. Reissue. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 3958930-6

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Published by Crown Publishing Group, The (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crown Publishing Group, The, 1994. Condition: Very Good. Reissue. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97951266

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Henri J. M. Nouwen
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Image, 1994. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0385473079-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Published by Image (1994)
ISBN 10: 0385473079 ISBN 13: 9780385473071
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Image, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002970974

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 88 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book