Grammy- and Dove-Award winner Rebecca St. James passionately believes in God's love, mercy, and forgiveness. In this moving collection, she shares true accounts of modern-day prodigals who turned away from God in pursuit of money and power, or because of poor choices---and experienced his welcoming embrace when they repented and returned to faith.
According to Rebecca, "Loved is a book about prodigals and for prodigals- which is all of us. God has His arms open wide, waiting for us, no matter what we have done. He wants us to run toward Him, and He will run toward us. This is a message of hope that our generation needs to hear. No matter where you've been and what you've done . . . you are loved." 208 pages, softcover from Faithwords.
Young men and women who have fallen away and then rediscovered the love of Christ speak of God's forgiveness and healing abilities in these stories of modern-day prodigals. Some follow a path much like Jesus' parable, turning their backs on family and faith in exchange for money and power. Some slip into a more subtle slide away from faith, allowing doubt or apathy to pull them away from who they are. Some make huge mistakes and are forced to pay painful penalties.
Yet each story has the positive ending of a life saved by Jesus Christ. Each story offers hope of renewal and restoration. Written for all those who fear that God can't or won't forgive them for what they did, LOVED is a book of hope.