The Return of the Prodigal Son // Henri J.M. Nouwen.
Few can be as eloquent and captivating as Nouwen’s penmanship, even fewer can be as such as Nouwen’s wisdom. Here, Nouwen invites the reader through his journey with this most important artwork by Remembrandt: the rebellious younger, the resentment elder, and the compassionate father. Each character analysis presents the opportunity for healing and daring identity formation. To be each is to always to be in Jesus–the younger without rebellion, the elder without resentment, and the exact image of the compassionate father. All is possible and necessary in Jesus alone.