The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father

The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father

by Matt Carter


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There are a few questions that lie just below the surface for many Christians.
Does God really love me despite my failures?  
Can God use me for good in this world despite all my sin and shortcomings? 
Do my doubts and questions about faith make God think less of me?  
Do I have a future in the family of God despite my past? 
In the biblical story of the Prodigal Son, Jesus answers all those questions that lurk in the heart of so many believers.  In The Long Walk Home, author and pastor Matt Carter takes a fresh look at this age-old story and helps the reader discover and experience, once again, the radical, never-ending love of God for His sons and daughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433690648
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 369,330
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Matt Carter serves as the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, which has grown from a core team of 15 to over 8,000 attending each Sunday since he planted it in 2002. Matt has co-authored multiple books including a commentary on the Gospel of John in The Christ Centered Exposition Commentary series. Matt also co-authored a novel of historical fiction, Steal Away Home which tells the real life story of famed pastor Charles Spurgeon’s unlikely friendship with former slave-turned-missionary, Thomas Johnson. Matt holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Seminary and a Doctorate in Expositional Preaching from Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for over 20 years, and they have three children, John Daniel, Annie, and Samuel.

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The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Meg Bucher 28 days ago
Is following Jesus worth it? A main theme of this book, readers will be challenged to analyze their understanding of God’s love. “Yes, people are literally dying of despair,” Carter writes, “Why? Because they are looking for happiness in people, places, and things that simply can’t produce it.” Carter takes great care in defining and clarifying God’s love. Biblically grounded in Scripture and blended with life experience, this book is extremely relatable and encouraging. There’s no questioning the raising state of despair, anxiety and depression in our modern culture. Readers who remain open to the truth presented in the pages of this book will be able to take a step forward, or help someone in their life to cross into, peace and hope. The goal is to know we are all loved as we are …right now. “The promises of God are crystal clear; your sin is not more powerful than the love He has for you as His child,” Carter illuminates, “He’ll never give up on you. No matter what.” The cost of following Christ isn’t easy …but it is worth it. That is what “The Long Walk Home” illuminates. It’s worth it. Christ is worth it. There is nothing greater or more soul filling and life fulfilling than God’s love. “The story of my life is the story of His love,” Chandler reflects, “And as often as I forget, He is always faithful to remind me.” I highly recommend this book. In eight quick chapters, readers who are new to Christianity, as well as those who are well-seasoned, will walk away better equipped and pleasantly encouraged. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
emiliec 4 months ago
my review:I love the cover it is done so well its very beautiful have never read anything from this author before.I think this topic is great for anyone who is new to the christian faith.I think the questions are really important to answer about the christian faith.This book is split into 8 different chapters,that walks you through it.So this concludes my review on the long walk home.
Josh_T 5 months ago
This is a great book that uses the story of the prodigal son and applies it to our lives today. Each chapter in the book takes one part of the story and dives deep into helping the reader see things that they may have glossed over. One of my favorite things about this book was how the author helped me not only to see my life in light of the prodigal son story, but also how it so intimately relates to our relationship with God. This book gave me not only a better understanding and love for the story, but a better understanding of where I am in my relationship with God and his incredible love for me. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who would like a deeper appreciation of this particular story as well as a deeper appreciation of God's love for us. A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review