During this Lent and Easter season many readers are drawn to books of a spiritual nature. One such book, Home Tonight by Henri Nouwen is recommended by a staff person and it is this week’s recommendation.
Henri Nouwen was a professor at Harvard, a Catholic Priest and a member of L’Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto. He was also a gifted writer and communicator.
In Home Tonight Nouwen speaks about a dark time in his life and the healing that he experienced afterwards. The book was inspired by Rembrandt’s painting, ‘The return of the prodigal son’. This reader especially liked the sections at the end of each chapter called, ‘Spiritual Listening’, ‘Journaling’ and ‘Communing with God’ in which the reader is encouraged to take steps to connect personally with the unconditional love of their Creator.
Home Tonight is a practical guide for the inner journey home.