There’s a pretty vigorous thread about “The Shack” by William Paul Young elsewhere on the forum. So many people have commented that the book has helped them or others to know that God loves them (as the “Papa” character frequently says, “I’m especially fond of him/her”). However, those “pearls” are unfortunately mixed in with theological error and anti-Catholic sentiments.
How about we recommend good Catholic reading that conveys that sense of God’s tender love to each one of us? I’m a pretty new Catholic, so I’d love to hear what others think.
I recommend “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen.
Nowen definitely conveys the love of the Father in his examination of the three main characters in that story: the prodigal son, the father who welcomes him home, and the brother who struggles with the father’s unconditional love of the wayward one.
What else do you recommend? Both fiction and non-fiction ideas are welcome.