Item description for Prodigals and Those Who Love Them: Words of Encouragement for Those Who Wait by Ruth Bell Graham...
Overview Now beautifully repackaged, Ruth Bell Graham's Prodigals and Those Who Love Them brings peace and hope to all parents of ???wayward??? children. Ruth Bell Graham knew about prodigals--two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. This is not a "how to" book that dispenses easy advice on ways to win back a prodigal. Instead, it is a collection of readings one woman turned to for comfort when her children wandered from God. It shows how Graham's faith persevered and grew regardless of the outcome of her prodigals' stories.
Publishers Description Ruth Bell Graham knew about prodigals--two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. This is not a "how to" book that dispenses easy advice on ways to win back a prodigal. Instead, it is a collection of readings one woman turned to for comfort when her children wandered from God. It shows how Graham's faith persevered and grew regardless of the outcome of her prodigals' stories. Part One introduces readers to five prodigals who "returned to the father." Part Two offers comfort and encouragement through Scripture, poems, hymns, prayers, and more. Readers will be touched by the honest feelings of pain, frustration, and uncertainty Graham expresses so eloquently. And they will share in the lessons she learned about God's sovereignty and ultimate peace. Now beautifully repackaged, "Prodigals and Those Who Love Them" brings peace and hope to all parents of "wayward" children.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801071550 ISBN13 9780801071553
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More About Ruth Bell Graham
Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007) was a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, and the wife of well-known evangelist Billy Graham. She authored a number of books, including Ruth Bell Graham's Collected Poems and the bestselling One Wintry Night.
Ruth Bell Graham currently resides in Montreat, in the state of North Carolina. Ruth Bell Graham was born in 1953.
Reviews - What do customers think about Prodigals And Those Who Love Them (Repack)?
Prodigals...and those who love them Nov 24, 2007
This book is an excellent read. It is a fast read, and a treasure to have in one's library. We have 3 prodigals in our extended family, so this was a much needed book for information and encouragement. Besides this, I love the author and have read other books by Ruth Bell Graham. She is a role model for today's Christian woman, even though she is no longer living on this earth.
God gives us hope for those who wander. Mar 2, 2006
What a great book! God's kindness and healing is what every prodical needs. I recommend it.
hope for hurting parents Dec 1, 2005
this book came into my hands in 1995... there is also a study guide that was available with it... I found that about a month after I found the book... my two sons were in 9th and 11th grade at the time and were going into scary territory in their lives... they both had started using drugs and hanging out with really disfunctional kids... they would bring them home and my husband and I would be shocked by what their home lives and their parents were like... using drugs themselves, or just plain abusive or crazy home lives... so at some point our sons had stopped being the "helpful friends" for their friends and started getting messed up themselves... so all this I say to say that this book on prodigals came when we were getting scared for our sons... in this book, Ruth Belle Graham has collected personal poems she wrote, stories and clips she collected and scriptures and prayers as she went through her two sons being prodigals as well... every story, every line was a lifeline to me to help me see God was still able to help my sons and was going to help me learn how to pray for them and continue to love them through their crazy years... I have given it to several friends already... I highly recommend it for encouragement...also Franklin Graham's book "Rebel with a cause"... it is excellent from the opposite point of view because he was one of Ruth's prodigal sons...=)
Internal Peace May 26, 2003
This book lead me to an internal peace that I cannot describe. My son was a runaway and I had not seen him in 4 months when I purchased this book. Reading it gave me strength and hope and the peace that only our Lord can give. I continue to recommend this book to others facing tough teen agers and to mention stories in the book that helped me through a most difficult time.
The peace which came as a result of reading this book has brought me to a higher level in my relationship with God.
A great encouraging book to give away. Sep 12, 1999
I have had this book in my library for years and it is a great source of encouragment. Mrs. Graham's insightful way of sharing her heart with others fans the flame of hope. This "my" book to give to other whose children are "in the far country."