Andy McRae, associate pastor, Sligo church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

Henri Nouwen rethinks the familiar story of the prodigal son in Luke's Gospel in conversation with Rembrandt's great painting of the moment of return. The interaction of gospel and canvas brought another voice to the conversation: Nouwen's own spiritual journey. The result is relevatory! And this reviewer found himself drawn into the conversation with the script in his own spiritual narrative. I found in myself both profligate son and elder brother, rejoicing in the grace offered, and the love given. And more: There comes a new awareness of Christ's invitation to become as welcoming as the father. There is in this slim volume not only much to preach and teach, but much to experience of healing and calling. The living Lord reaches out through this fresh commentary on a familiar but magnificent old story.


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Andy McRae, associate pastor, Sligo church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

March 1997

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