Item description for The Hurting Parent: Help for Parents of Prodigal Sons and Daughters by Margie M. Lewis & Gregg Lewis...
Overview This book helps Christian parents cope with children who reject the faith they have been taught and deal with times of pain and stress in relationships. It is written by a mother and her son duo.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.99" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.375 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 1988
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310416310 ISBN13 9780310416319 UPC 025986416317
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More About Margie M. Lewis & Gregg Lewis
Margie Lewis is a graduate of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a widow who has three sons, nine grandchildren, and lives in Wilmore, Kentucky. Thirty years after The Hurting Parent's first publication, she still receives regular feedback from hurting parents ho have read and appreciated this book.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hurting Parent?
Real Stories of Pain Raising Teens and Adult Children Mar 26, 2009
I bought this book, had a different cover, when I was raising three teenagers. I will admit I had so much pain I couldn't read the whole book for dealing with the problems and pain. Now one of my children is now facing pain with one of hers. I am reading the book all of the way this time to help with this grandchild. I am also ordering a book for my adult child to try to ease some of her pain. I hate the "what goes around comes around" but it is usually true. I never wanted any of my children to have the same pain. This is a must have book for a hurting parent(s).
Barney theology, it's not! Sep 15, 2007
I did not order this book based on the review from the one person saying it was Barney theology, but later was given it by a friend. It has been the most helpful of books on this subject. My husband and I have poured over quite a few recently and we believe this book speaks to the heart of how to best reach out to your hurting, wayward adult child. On the back cover of the book, Ruth Bell Graham gives it a positive review and that means a lot to me. I am so grateful to God that even though I had dismissed ordering this book, that it was put in our hands. It has been very helpful to us in a difficult time.
An attempt at passing Barney Theology off as Christian Theology Nov 10, 2006
Any parent who possesses any concern for biblical fidelity should not bother with this book. It encourages the acceptance of sinful behavior on the part of Christians upon absolutely no biblical basis. As Christians, we are called to deal differently with professing Christians when they willingly sin than in the way we deal with non Christians. At its best, this book is an example of bad Sunday School teaching and at its worst is an attempt at passing off Barney Theology as Christian...the only thing missing is the purple dinosaur and that irritating theme song.
A must-read book for hurting parents! Apr 28, 2004
I have never written a review before. I never felt the urge to do so or I just have been too lazy, but I felt for this book, I must write something! I have to say how much I owe the author! As a hurting parent, I found so much comfort, encouragement and practical advice from this book. It is also very well written and easy to read too. It will bring out your deep emotions. The tears, the pain, the shame, the frustration and the hope... They don't lecture you, nor did they pretend to give you a complete solution, but the numerous true stories in the book will make you laugh or make you cry because some of us will find ourselves in the book. I read it over and over again. I found strength to press on in my difficult journey of being a parent. Thank God for such a book!
The Hurting Parent Jul 15, 2002
This book was an answer to prayer. I actually found it at a garage sale. After reading it, I realized the many things that I had been doing incorrectly to resolve an on-going problem in my relationship with my adult son. I have started to put some of the principles outlined in this book into practice. I have not seen progress from my son, however, my mental state is much better and positive. I still have a long way to go but will continue to reread this book to reinforce the principles found there.