The Return of the Prodigal Son

  • Filename: the-return-of-the-prodigal-son.
  • ISBN: 9780804152129
  • Release Date: 2013-11-20
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Henri Nouwen
  • Publisher: Image

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. 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 of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read. "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

The Parables of Jesus

  • Filename: the-parables-of-jesus.
  • ISBN: 9781611642445
  • Release Date: 1999-05-01
  • Number of pages: 222
  • Author: William Barclay
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

William Barclay brings to these "best-known stories in the world" new force and significance for the modern reader. Each chapter analyzes an individual parable--identifies its theme, explains it in the light of the language and customs of the ancient world, and clearly interprets its meaning for us today. The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Return of the Prodigal Son

  • Filename: the-return-of-the-prodigal-son.
  • ISBN: 9780804189286
  • Release Date: 2016-10-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Publisher: Convergent Books

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.

Home Tonight

  • Filename: home-tonight.
  • ISBN: 9780385514170
  • Release Date: 2009-03-24
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Henri Nouwen
  • Publisher: Image

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.

Prodigal Son

  • Filename: prodigal-son.
  • ISBN: 9780804179621
  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells a brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal, and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again? PRODIGAL SON In a matter of days, Peter McDowell loses everything he has worked so hard for—his wealth, his property, his livelihood as a star investment banker. And then it gets worse. The stock market crash not only plunges Peter into joblessness, it causes a rift in his marriage that he cannot repair. Stripped of everything, he has only one place to retreat: a lakeside cottage he inherited from his parents, who left most of their modest estate to Peter’s twin. With no other choice, the prodigal son goes home. A beloved small-town doctor, a devoted family man, and a pillar of his community, Michael McDowell serves others without regard to personal gain. Only Peter knows how Michael manipulated their parents when the boys were young, ultimately driving Peter away. At first, he dreads seeing Michael again. But, to his surprise, their reunion is tender and real. Only later, as Peter mulls over his late mother’s journals, does the truth begin to emerge, as realization and panic begin to set in. Who is his twin? Is the façade real, or does something terrifying lie beneath? Imagination or a reality too terrifying to believe? In a race for time, Peter throws caution to the winds to find the truth. What he discovers will change their lives forever, the lives of their children, and an entire town. Powerful, poignant, and filled with complex and layered characters, Prodigal Son is a riveting novel of secrets, salvation, and redemption from master storyteller Danielle Steel. Praise for Prodigal Son “Fraternal twins raised together [turn] out to be very different and very much in conflict. One twin leaves home, but when this prodigal son returns, is he the evil twin, or is his brother? Steel yourself.”—Library Journal “Readers should be prepared for revelations of wickedness on a vast scale.”—Publishers Weekly

The Sinner s Return To God

  • Filename: the-sinner-s-return-to-god.
  • ISBN: 9781505104400
  • Release Date: 1990-09-17
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Rev. Fr. Michael Mueller
  • Publisher: TAN Books

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!

The Return of the Prodigal Son

  • Filename: the-return-of-the-prodigal-son.
  • ISBN: 9781310021725
  • Release Date: 2013-10-21
  • Number of pages: 85
  • Author: Hermione Chase
  • Publisher: Hermione Chase

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 Prodigal God

  • Filename: the-prodigal-god.
  • ISBN: 9781848948440
  • Release Date: 2009-12-11
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Timothy Keller
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

In THE PRODIGAL GOD, New York pastor Timothy Keller uses the story of the prodigal son to shine a light on the central, beautiful message of Jesus: the gospel of grace, hope and salvation.Keller argues that the parable of the prodigal son, while Jesus’ best-known parable, is also his least understood. He introduces the reader to all the characters in this timeless story, showing that it concerns not just a wayward son, but also a judgemental older brother and, most importantly, a loving father.This short but powerful book is a reminder to the faithful, an explanation to the seeker, and finally an invitation to all – both older and younger brothers – to enter in to the ‘unique, radical nature of the gospel’: the reckless, spendthrift love of God.

Great French Short Stories

  • Filename: great-french-short-stories.
  • ISBN: 9780486115412
  • Release Date: 2012-09-21
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Paul Negri
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Features twelve classic tales, including "The Necklace" (Maupassant); "The Unknown Masterpiece" (Balzac); "The Attack on the Mill" (Zola); plus works by Gide, Daudet, and seven other authors.

Prodigal Son

  • Filename: prodigal-son.
  • ISBN: 0810117703
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: John Givens
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press

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.


  • Filename: home.
  • ISBN: 9780748113491
  • Release Date: 2009-05-07
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Now comes HOME, a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack's story. Jack - prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years - has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. Brilliant, loveable, wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father's old friend John Ames.

The Prodigal Son

  • Filename: the-prodigal-son.
  • ISBN: 9781455526123
  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

The new book in the bestselling Reverend Curtis Black series! The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home. Matthew, however, can't seem to forget the pain his parents caused him and Racquel. Still, he wonders if maybe they'd been right, as fatherhood is not what he expected, and Racquel's behavior has become increasingly erratic. Matthew genuinely wants to be a good husband, though, and swears he'll never repeat his parents' mistakes. But when an old friend expresses her desire for Matthew, the temptation may be too great to resist... Then, there's Dillon Whitfield-Curtis's long-lost-son-who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis's money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis's first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection-even if it means playing dirty... As jealousy builds and secrets pile up, both of Curtis's sons will be pushed over the edge and forced to take drastic action. Can these two troubled young men find their way back into the Black family fold, or will their family ties be undone once and for all?

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