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Vincent van Gogh

and the Good Samaritan

The Wounded Painter's Journey

Like Henri Nouwen’s bestselling Return of the Prodigal Son, this unique book by Henry Martin, himself a writer, artist and former priest, explores the spiritual depth of Vincent Van Gogh’s The Good Samaritan. He reflects on Van Gogh’s aspirations to be christlike, his struggles and wanderings, and how these might have influenced him as he painted, and asks what lessons we can learn from meditation upon the imagery and each of the characters portrayed in this, Jesus’ most famous parable.