11.24.2013

The Prodigal - Book Review

When I read books, a lot of times it's to escape from reality.

This is not one of those books.

Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett hit you at home with the story in The Prodigal.

Jack Chisholm finds himself in a pretty big mess after Jack cheats on his wife and it becomes big public news. The authors take you on a journey on his effort to redeem himself and the realization that only God can redeem our brokenness.

One of my favorite lines from the book is this,
"Better the battered soul who lives his life on a voyage of discovery than the timid soul who never finds out who he is."
I think we can get a lot from that.

The Prodigal is a beautiful story of redemption and coming home. It's a story of how the people of God help the children of God make it through difficult times. It's a story of a God who remains faithful to a faithless and broken people. It's a story of beautiful redemption in the midst of ugliness and pain.

Pick up a copy. It's a good read.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for the exchange of a review.

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