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The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen
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Aug 09, 12

Read in August, 2012

Some books are what you make of them. This is one such book. At times the writing seemed forced and contrived. His use of the Rembrandt painting and the prodigal son parable as points of departure was overdone. Given that, I enjoyed his creative analogies that intertwined the entities of the Father-Son duality/unity and drew comparisons between divine and familial roles of filiality. I'll be sorting out my thoughts for a time about how much I agree with his thinking on these and related concepts. Finally, I would like to have seen more on his God-the-Mother entity.
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