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Patched Together: A Story of My Story
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David C. Cook / 2010 / Hardcover
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For everybody who's stumbled, fallen, or turned away from God, here's a touching story of grace and forgiveness. Follow Willie Juan as he moves from orphaned boy to prodigal adult to ragamuffin friend of Abba---and experience the joy of our heavenly Father's unconditional love. A moving parable by a master storyteller! Foreword by Amy Grant. 144 pages, hardcover from Cook.
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Brennan Manning has spent the past forty years helping others experience the reality of Gods love and grace. Its at the heart of everything hes written and done. A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his spriritual journey has taken him down a variety of paths. He has taught seminarians, spoken to packed arenas, lived in a cave in Spain where he labored with the poor, and ministered to shrimpers in Alabama. Brennan is best known as the author of the contemporary classics The Ragamuffin Gospel, Abbas Child, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, and The Furious Longing of God.
In Patched Together [Brennan] carefully weaves words that penetrate your soul and change you from the inside."
Tom Davis, author of Fields of the Fatherless, Red Letters, and Scared
"Brennan Manning is a master storyteller, and he has once again used his marvelous gift to remind us of the one story that bears repeating."Ashley Cleveland, Grammy-winning gospel singer and songwriter
Candi Pearson Shelton, singer, songwriter, and author of Desperate Hope
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MarthaE5 Stars Out Of 5This is inspirational and surprisingly enjoyable.November 25, 2017MarthaEQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Willie Juan is a young Mexican boy with a crippled leg and scars from an accident. The other children are cruel, making fun of him and embarrassing him even as he tries to believe they will be his friend. He has a wonderful, Godly grandmother who tries to impress him always with her love and the love of God.
One festival day Willie meets the Medicine Man who is the first stranger to ever befriend him. The man gives him a vial of medicine to use to help deal with his lameness and scars. It implies that there will be help, but doesnt say the medicine will cure him. Willie Juans grandmother encourages him to go to a local cave that is considered a place for a vision or dream quest. Willie Juan has an encounter with the Man of Sorrows God and it changes his life.
The story is broken into three sections: Morning, Noon and Night. The author follows Willie Juans revelations, growth, success, downfall and finally surrender. Willie Juans experience is an allegory for everymans experience of longing, rebellion and redemption. The story is touching and moving and provided me with a central point for my devotion for the Ladies Book Club: do we recognize and accept that we are a beloved of God?
This was a quick, inspiring read with wonderful faith messages. All of the ladies in book club loved the story and recommend it to anyone who is seeking God or seeking to find peace and acceptance in who they are to God.
GrannyARAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Patched TogetherJune 27, 2017GrannyARAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As I read this I realized it is my story too. I could relate to the times Willie lost his way and found it again, and again, and again.
Bugs5 Stars Out Of 5Patched TogetherOctober 13, 2016BugsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My first book by this author. Small book with a powerful message! Really enjoyed it.
ShardingTell City, IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5My first Brennan Manning book - WOW.June 11, 2016ShardingTell City, IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the first book written by Brennan Manning that I have ever read. I had heard of the Ragamuffin Gospel but had never even seen the book much less read it. After reading this book, I will get more Brennan Manning books to read. I love the simple writing style and the wonderful story within the short pages of this book. I intend to buy some copies to give away.
StanGeorgetown Ontario, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5November 12, 2010StanGeorgetown Ontario, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Now I know the WHOLE story of Willie Juan. A short but necessary read. Marvelous.
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