A book for parents and family members of those who are far from God, Praying for Your Prodigal draws on insights from AHA to help readers pray—and hope—for their prodigal. In this hope-filled, honest book Kyle Idleman offers stories about prodigals specifically for paren... Read More
- Softcover: $4.99
- Product type: Book
- Format: Audio Book on CD (Unabridged)
- Release Date: Aug 1, 2014
- UPC: 9781610458344
- Volumes/Discs: 2
- Pages: 0
- Publish Date: Aug 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012100"
- ISBN: 1610458346
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- Great book & easily read in one sitting. by Heather on 3/14/2015
The story of the Prodigal son is one of the most well known in the entire Bible.
Often I think when you grow up with the Bible it’s too easy to box in your thinking about the characters in the Bible. Kyle does the best job I know of breaking me out of this “mental rut” and causing me to see the stories with fresh eyes for what they are–real people with real emotions, real lives, real problems.
It shakes up mistaken thoughts we might have of the Son of God and shows us his true heart.
Praying For Your Prodigal is a hope-filled, honest book that includes first-hand stories about prodigals. Each chapter begins with a personal letter from parents and grandparents of prodigals woven together with content and commentary from Kyle Idelman’s AHA. The condensed, easy-to-navigate booklet (96 pages) provides readers with helpful ideas on how families can pray for their loved ones closest to them who may be far from God.
“My greatest desire is to help people deepen their sense of faith in knowing how to pray for their prodigals,” says Idleman. “God is always there waiting – we just have to run to him.”
Praying For Your Prodigal offers hope to those who need it most and contains personalized prayers as well as space to journal. Chapters include ‘The Hard Way,’ ‘I Stopped Running From God,’ and ‘Facing The Truth,” among others.
His writing style is very easy to relate to, open, and easy to read—much like many other amazing Christian authors of the day—names like Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Kelly Minter come to my mind. I appreciated how he mixed in personal anecdotes with Biblical examples and gave it all in a way that was very easy to grasp but also thought provoking.
It was a great book and can easily be read in one sitting. It’s broken into 10 chapters and would be perfect as a 10 day devotional.
Praying For Your Prodigal was a great book and one that I will be adding to my bookshelf for keeping!
If you can relate to the prodigal or even if you’re more of the “older brother” type—there is something in this book for you!
- Like a letter from a friend by Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger on 2/25/2015
Don't have time to read books? Listen to Praying for Your Prodigal instead.
A rich dad had two sons. One son came to his dad and said, "I want my inheritance now." That basically meant, "Sell what you own and give me my fair share." The dad was disheartened I am sure, but he did as his son requested. The son took the money, left the home, and squandered it away on drink, friends, and women. Soon, his money was gone. His friends turned away and the boy had nowhere to sleep and nothing to eat. He took on a job as a pig caretaker. The pigs had food but the son didn't. He soon realized the pigs were better off than he was. Embarrassed and ashamed, the son decided to go home and ask his dad if he could work for him as a slave. He realized that his father's workers were better off than he was. BUT, as soon as the father saw his son coming down the path, he ran towards him, gave him his jewels, and said, "Prepare the fatted calf. Tonight we celebrate!" (paraphrased) The dad didn't say, "Hey, what nerve you have showing up here!" or "I guess you can sleep with the calf." He said, "Woot woot! My son was lost but now he's found!" His dad was ecstatic. He didn't care what his son had done in the past, just that he came home.
Can you imagine that God feels the same way for us? We've all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We've all ripped Him off, spit in His face at the inheritance He's given us- the right to be called children of God. But God waits for us to come back to Him. If our earthly father could feel this way for us, imagine how much more the Father of Life feels towards you!
Praying for Your Prodigal discusses the story of The Prodigal Son in Luke verse by verse. The book is broken down into ten minute chapters. It can easily be read in one sitting, but when you choose to follow it one chapter a day, it has a chance to set into your spirit. The author offers his commentary on the story, prayers from parents of prodigals, a testimony of a prodigal who returned home, and a prayer by Kyle Idleman in each chapter. If you are feeling that your prodigal is beyond ever coming home, this book is for you. Don't give up, and don't feel defeated. Keep praying.
Heart of a Philanthropist blog would like to thank Family Christian for gifting us a copy of Praying for Your Prodigal (book) in exchange for our honest review.