A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son, catapulted Henri Nouwen into a long spiritual adventure. In his highly-acclaimed book of the same title, he shares the deeply personal meditation that led him to discover the place within which God has chosen to dwell.This Lent course, which has been adapted from the book, helps us to reflect on the meaning of the parable for our own lives.Divided into five sessions, the course moves through the parable exploring our reaction to the story: the younger son’s leaving and return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentment and the father’s compassion. All of us who have experienced loneliness, dejection, jealousy or anger will respond to the persistent themes of homecoming, affirmation and reconciliation.Each session contained on the CD includes extracts from the book by Henri Nouwen, and background information about Henri Nouwen’s life, as well as suggestions for reflection. Notes for Group Leaders and written questions for group discussion are also included in the enclosed booklet.
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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. 12 colour illustrations
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.
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.
|Book Title||: 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|
|Release Date||: 1983|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
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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.