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Nouwen, a pastor with L'Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto, finds meditation through Rembrandt's portrayal of the gospel parable of the "Prodigal Son." This book reflects his thoughts and healing processes as he progresses through the stages of younger son, elder son, and father. The interpretation of the three male characters and use of Nouwen's experiences provides a vivid picture of the stages of life. The emphasis is on the male experience, and the meditation focuses on resolving the search for love and connectedness by explaining the stages of rebellion (younger brother), resentfulness (elder brother), and forgiveness (father). As time passes, Nouwen believes, most people will recognize these stages in their own lives and understand how they take on the characteristics of their parents.
- L. Kriz, Sioux City P.L., Ia.
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Tells how a chance meeting with a painting by Rembrandt led him to the last & greatest spiritual adventure of his life --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description