I recently finished reading Henri J. M. Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming. This particular book is yet another reason that Nouwen is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite authors.
The author uses a Rembrandt masterpiece to tell the Prodigal Son story from three very different (but intertwined) perspectives – and most interestingly to insert himself (as well as the troubled painter) into each aspect of the story – in search of better knowing (and being known) by God. Truly reminiscent of two of my personal favorites (one by Timothy Keller and another by Jeff Lucas). But artists will especially love this approach.
My favorite quote can is captured in this particular picture. Check the book out and let me know what you think.