Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Prodigal by Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett

One of the most absolute better books I have read lately. Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett do a superb job with the biblical prodigal son story, moving it to modern time with modern predicaments. Jack Chisholm is a fallen pastor. He loses his family, his church, his income. He loses it all. Everyone, including his wife, desert him, except one! The prodigal's father has open arms!

This is a story of what occurs afther the prodigal son returns home. Manning always wanted to write a book about "grace" and that is just what he does in this book. The story is also about community, the Father's love, and second callings.  I can't say enough good about this book and plan to read Manning's The Ragamuffin Gospel next, which is his own story.  What can I say, this book leaves you feeling good about yourself, which was Manning's intent with his message of grace. ~Patsy Scott

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