Reaching Your Prodigal by Phil Waldrep

41VRuhWwLJL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Prodigals come in many forms. We often think of the defiant ones as prodigals, but there are other types that break our hearts: embarrassing, intellectual, lukewarm, and religious prodigals. The word prodigal means “wasted.” Like the younger son in Jesus’ parable, many of our loved ones are wasting their lives. Learn how to love them no matter what form of “wasted” they choose.

About the Author

Phil Waldrep is the president of Phil Waldrep Ministries in Decatur, Alabama. He hosts a weekly on-line video series and podcast called Real Life with Phil Waldrep. Phil and his wife, Debbie, are the founders of the popular Women of Joy Conferences. Phil also founded the Gridiron Men’s Conference and Celebrators, a conference designed for mature adults. Phil speaks to audiences each year helping them address personal and family issues from a biblical perspective. Phil is a dedicated family man, and he and Debbie have two grown children and one grandchild.
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My Thoughts

Many families are in crisis mode and contain at least one prodigal member.  The author does not define prodigal only as a family member who has physically left the home, but a family member who is wayward or absent emotionally, mentally, spiritually, or physically.  The message is not preachy, harsh, or scolding, but one of prayer, gentle love, and patience toward the strayed family member.  Although there are no perfect parents, the responsibility/consequences of the actions of the prodigal ultimately lie with the prodigal.

The author will work with you in the areas of guilt, heartache, extending love. guarding your tongue, and praying prayers that are difficult. You will be encouraged to not give up, not quit, and continually seek strength from God, prayer warriors, and counsel.  This book is needed more than ever and I highly recommend it to you as an aid in your present situation.

Included in this text is a study guide that would be perfect for family, small group, prayer meeting, or Sunday School class curriculum.  Consider buying a copy for yourself and your pastor.

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Thank you to the author and Worthy Publishing for a copy in exchange for this honest review.