Henri Nouwen and the Return of the Prodigal Son: The Making of a Spiritual Classic


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$16.99  $15.63
Paraclete Press (MA)
Publish Date
May 12, 2020
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Gabrielle Earnshaw is the founding archivist of the Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection at the University of St. Michael's College, a position she held from 2000 to 2016. She holds a BA (hons.) in History from Queen's University and a Master's of Archival Science from the University of British Columbia. Prior to her work as Nouwen Archivist, Gabrielle held positions with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Children's Own Museum (Toronto). Currently, she is Chief Archivist for the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust. She is co-editor of Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God (Orbis Books, 2007), editor of Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life (Random House, 2016), You are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living (Random House, 2017) and Following Jesus: Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety (Random House, 2019).


"Very few spiritual books have had the impact that Henri Nouwen's The Return of the Prodigal Son has had. But books of this depth emerge only from a particular state of soul. Gabrielle Earnshaw, Nouwen's long-standing archivist, traces out for us Nouwen's state of soul as he gave birth to this precious book. You will understand Nouwen more deeply after you read Earnshaw. This is a new and wonderful contribution." --Ronald Rolheiser, author of Domestic Monastery and many other books