The Hurting Parent: Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals

The Hurting Parent: Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals

by Margie M. Lewis, Gregg Lewis


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Christian parents are not exempt from the struggle and heartbreak caused by rebellious children. This softcover version of the classic resource The Hurting Parent by Margie Lewis, written with her son, bestselling author Gregg Lewis, for the first time offers the rest of the story that inspired the original edition of this book. The Hurting Parent takes a realistic approach to the problems young people face today—peer pressure, easy access to drugs and alcohol, and cultural influences that pull them from their family’s faith. The Lewises acknowledge there are no simple formulas or simple answers. But the biblical insight, emotional understanding, and practical encouragement they offer will be life changing. Written by a hurting parent for other hurting parents, this book, by ministering to hundreds of thousands of families over the past thirty years, has earned a prominent spot not only on the personal bookshelves of countless parents and their family and friends, but also on the professional shelves of pastors, youth ministers, and Christian counselors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310286615
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,243,214
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Margie Lewis was a graduate of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary. She had three sons, nine grandchildren, and lived in Wilmore, Kentucky. Thirty years after The Hurting Parent's first publication, she still received regular feedback from hurting parents who read and appreciated this book.

Gregg Lewis is an award-winning author and coauthor of more than fifty books, including Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story, Take the Risk and The Big Picture.

Table of Contents

Preface 13

Acknowledgments 19

1 Initiation 21

2 Isolation 31

3 Fellowship 41

4 Rejection 55

5 Acceptance 67

6 Anger 79

7 Unconditional Love 91

8 Guilt 107

9 Forgiveness 117

10 Despair 129

11 Hope 139

12 Waiting 153

13 Storm 159

Postscript 177

Appendix 179

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Hurting Parent: Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Karlee Jones More than 1 year ago
Words really cannot discribe how good this book is. If you are a parent or just a family member of a person that has problems with addiction, this is a must HAVE! You will go back to it many times for help and comfort, you will want to get one for your friends. It is so good in helping our pain as the family, your not alone.