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Prodigals and Those Who Love Them [Paperback]

By Ruth Bell Graham (Author)
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Ruth Bell Graham knows about prodigals--two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. From the pain she experienced as she prayed, watched, and waited for them to return to the fold comes Prodigals and Those Who Love Them.

This sensitive, encouraging book expresses both the hurt and disappointment of the one who wanders and the confusion and fear of the one who waits. To capture both sides, Mrs. Graham recounts stories about five prodigals who returned, interlacing them with the stories of those who loved them. Also included are Mrs. Graham's own poems and diary entries written during the prodigal years of her two sons, as well as hymns and Bible verses that brought her solace.

This is not a how to book that dispenses advice on how 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 Mrs. Graham's faith persevered and grew regardless of the outcome of her prodigals' stories.

Readers will be touched by the honest feelings of pain, frustration, and uncertainty Mrs. Graham expresses so eloquently. And they will share in the lessons she learned about God's sovereignty and ultimate peace.

This book was previously published by Focus on the Family. A foreword by the eldest Graham daughter, Gigi Graham Tchividjian, who is also a mother of a prodigal, has been added. A closing

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Studio: Baker Books
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 1999
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  080105897X  
ISBN13  9780801058974  

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More About Ruth Bell Graham

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

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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  Nov 30, 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 25, 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 11, 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."

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