Brennan Manning spent his life and ministry helping others experience the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his own spiritual journey took him down a variety of paths, all of them leading to the profound reality of God's irresistible grace. His ministry responsibilities varied greatly -- from teacher, to minister to the poor, to solidary reflective. As a writer, Brennan Manning is best known as the author of the contemporary classics, The Ragamuffin Gospel, Abba's Child, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, Patched Together, and The Furious Longing of God.
"This is a powerful retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The storyline is believable and flows very well throughout the book. The characters are written well, and their weaknesses are shown along with their strengths. When they hit rock bottom, they learn about themselves and prove they can change with a lot of hard work. Manning is an amazing writer and is not shy about showing her characters' flaws and foibles."---Romantic Times * Romantic Times *
"Manning and Garrett do a wonderful job bringing to life the downfalls of a superficial form of contemporary Christianity, while dramatizing struggles readers can easily relate to. This story of love found and grace extended will bring hope to everyone who reads it."--Booklist * Booklist *