Offering hope, help and encouragement to hurting parents of prodigal daughters, author Janet Thompson shares out of her own experience as a prodigal daughter herself and as the mother of a prodigal daughter. Convinced that prayer is the only answer, Janet offers hope and encouragement to parents who are growing more and more desperate. While you, as a hurting mom or dad, already know you need to pray for your daughter, this walk-along-beside-you book will take you gently by the hand and show you how.
Offering hope, help, and encouragement to hurting parents of prodigal daughters, author Janet Thompson shares out of her own experience as a prodigal daughter and as the mother of a prodigal daughter. And the key to the help she offers is prayer.
While you, as a hurting mom or dad, may know that you need to pray for your daughter, this walk-along-beside-you book will take you gently by the hand and show you how. In it you will find candid stories of other parents of prodigals -- and even the stories of prodigals themselves.
Don't wait until you have a prodigal situation. Any parent will benefit from this book's incredible insights, prayers, and stories. Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter is about hope, help, and support from others who have walked a similar road.
Chapter Topics Include
Setting Boundaries Surviving in Marriage Resolving Conflict
Making it All About Her What Did We Do to Cause This?
Thompson (Dear God, They Say Its Cancer) offers Christian mothers practical help and ampleeven overwhelmingresources for praying for their prodigal daughters according to biblical principles. Thompson, whose own past included years as a prodigal who ran from God, rededicated her life to Christ only to discover that her poor example had confused and influenced her daughter, Kim, to follow in her footsteps. The author writes candidly, in topical format, instructing and encouraging mothers to pray fervently for their daughters no matter how dire the circumstance, how long the wait or how resistant their children have become. Each of Thompsons chapters includes brief narratives authored by a praying mother followed by a daughters autobiographical essay. Many of Thompsons own heartfelt entries are drawn from her personal diary. Readers will find Thompsons book clearly laid out and simple to digest. Particularly helpful are suggestions for both praying scripture (as found in the appendix) and in the practical application found in the family and support group discussion questions. Thompsons heart for drawing prodigal daughters back to the fold is clear; however, some readers might feel weighed down by the overabundance of ideas to implement into their prayer lives. (Feb.)Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"How I wish Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter was available when my journey as a prodigal's mom began! What a wealth of encouragement, reality checks, and practical help for hurting parents. Janet's transparency brings hope in what often feels like a hopeless situation." -- Chris Adams, Women's Enrichment and Ministers' Wives Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources
"Janet Thompson has produced a dynamic prayer resource coupled with practical everyday suggestions for managing your hurts, doubts, and emotions while you wait for your prodigal daughter to return. Thank you, Janet, for baring your heart and bringing wise counsel to families." -- Debbie Taylor Williams, speaker and author of Pray with Purpose, Live with Passion
"Finally, a book I can recommend to parents of prodigal daughters! This message of hope and encouragement is for every parent who has experienced the pain of a wayward child. Thank you, Janet, for your honesty in sharing your own firsthand experience, as well as the experiences of others. Get several copies because you will want to pass this book around!" -- Vicki Courtney, national speaker and bestselling author of Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World