This is a beautiful, deeply moving book that takes us on a journey of intimacy into how this piece of classic art transformed the author’s faith and life. The message of this book centers on the unconditional, unfailing, love of the Father. Nouwen puts himself in the place of the younger son, the older son, and the father, and considers this love - and the things that keep us from fully experiencing it. I believe you will find this book to be challenging and comforting. Thought provoking and inspiring read!