Recommended reading & inspirational tunes
Well, I can’t say enough good about Henri Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen was smitten by Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son, and springboards from it to Christ’s parable of God’s great love for us, and then back again to Rembrandt’s own spiritual journey. He looks at the perspective from the Prodigal, the Older Son and the Father, and how at times, we may be like each of them. It is a beautifully written book and its message of the Father’s love for us is timeless. (incidentally, it is a pretty book too, with Rembrandt’s rendering on the cover—one you could feel good about giving) 1992, Doubleday.