When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness

When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness

by Judy Douglass
When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness

When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness

by Judy Douglass

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Overview

Loving a prodigal is a long and desperate journey, filled with fear, worry, anger, self-
recrimination. You wait for the phone call—will it be from jail or the hospital? You plead with your loved one. You search for help. You feel the shame. You cry out to God, "How long, Lord?"

Author Judy Douglass knows these lovers of prodigals well. She is one herself and has created a large and growing community with others. When You Love a Prodigal is a collection of 90 essays—90 days of perspective on what God offers to you as you love your prodigal. At the end of each brief essay, response questions will help you process how God intends to use the wilderness journey to mold your spiritual life. You can work through it day by day, or you can read it straight through.

Judy has traveled this road with her own prodigal—reading, learning, praying, and seeking God. Over and over he continued to give her wisdom, he sustained her, he covered her with grace, and he filled her with hope. May you, too, be strengthened and filled with hope as together you discover how God will take you through your own valley.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764233944
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,067,774
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Judy Douglass is the wife of Steve Douglass, president of Cru Global (Campus Crusade for Christ). Judy partners with Steve in leading Cru, where she also serves as director of women's resources. Judy blogs regularly and is the founder and host of Prayer for Prodigals, an online community for those who love someone who is making destructive choices. Judy and her husband live in Orlando, Florida.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction: Wilderness 15

1 Love 21

2 Grace 43

3 Time 65

4 Rest 85

5 Trust 105

6 Prayer 131

7 Promise 153

8 Hope 173

9 Spirit 193

10 Gift 209

A Word from Josh 227

A Word from Judy 229

With Gratitude 231

Notes 234

Resources 236

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