We loved this book! It affirmed things that God has been teaching us through the years, we have dealt with our "prodigal" and the book also gave us new insight and peace of mind for the future. It is not only important for parents of prodigals, but also for family and church members to read. We all would be able to better understand and minister to others that have prodigals or to the prodigals themselves.
Great book for ANYONE that is dealing with a "prodigal". Its nice seeing things from an actual prodigal's viewpoint, what can work, what doesn't and so on. This also isn't just for parents whose children have completely turned their backs on God, it's for sisters, brothers or friends of those that are struggling with their faith and are headed down roads which don't align with Christian values. I found it to be a great help, don't be afraid to pick up this book!
This is an excellent book for any Christian struggling with the issues it covers. We found it very helpful in a very unique situation that we have been struggling with, namely a same-sex marriage issue in our family.
This book was highly recommended to us by a very wise counselor at Focus on the Family.
If you're like me, reading everything you can get your hands on, helps. But finding someone with parenting prodigal experience who I could actually talk to really helped. christianhelphotline.com Wow, what a blessing! I had no idea a service like that existed, just found it by googling. Thought I would pass it on. I recommended this book to a friend of mind who also has a prodigal daughter. She was glad for the comfort she received from the hotline and the book.
Refreshing&new material with current & up-to-date insight into living with a prodigal in our lives! In following the suggestions in this book, I believe we are practicing God's perspective, not mans, so eventually it will become a win-win situation if we "don't lose heart",even though it may take years for our breakthrough.