This months suggestion comes straight from the North American Mission Board (NAMB). They sent this book to me as a domestic missionary and I put it behind the 89 or so books I have yet to read that stare at me daily. Luckily for me, and ostensibly for you, I needed a new book for the pick up truck. I chose this book, even though it was the last book I received.
I started it last week and could not put it down. I thought about it between readings and felt motivated to include some of the material in an upcoming sermon. You will just have to read the book and attend the next couple of months of Sundays if you want to know where and when…
So, what book am I talking about? Bringing Home the Prodigals by Rob Parsons. Available here with the link below to the Amazon machine to make this purchase: <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830856161/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0830856161&linkCode=as2&tag=catabaptchur-20&linkId=DERLP3OQ7OF32GQ7″>Bringing Home the Prodigals</a><img src=”http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=catabaptchur-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0830856161″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />
Why am I suggesting this book? There are very few families that have not experienced someone in the family turning their back on God, asking for their reward today, and then disappearing to blow it all. While away the family suffers endless nights of misery longing for the return of their child, parent, or brother. Hoping for a similar end to the Lukan parable.
Bringing Home the Prodigals is a quick read, worth the time, and worth sharing with others. We are not alone and even if we parent or live in a near perfect manner, we can still have kids or family that go astray. This book is for all of us that know people that have strayed, whether we want to admit it or not. I pray you enjoy the book and your prodigal(s) return to you soon.