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So You Love a Prodigal

 

 

 
 
 
Where are the prodigals we love, and when will they come home?

     Too many of us know the pain and despair of loving a prodigal. In So You Love a Prodigal, author and poet Rita Aiken Moritz meets the readers where they are—in their brokenness—and walks with them through the heartbreak of loving a prodigal. With a conversational approach, she dares to address questions such as, “Why my family?” and “Who’s to blame?”
     Encouragement, hope, and a call to action are the central themes of So You Love a Prodigal. Readers are assured with simple words and Biblical examples that God is still in control, their story isn’t finished, and they are not alone.
 

What people are saying about So You Love a Prodigal :


“You'll connect with Rita’s open and honest conversation. You’ll feel like she knows you, almost as if she’s been where you are. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything. She presents the good news that God loves, saves, forgives, and redeems—over and over again. These pages are filled with biblical truth and stories that will break your heart and then open it to God’s healing.”
~ David Bennett
Managing Editor, HomeLife Magazine


“[Rita has] a wealth of personal experience, has gathered information from others in similar situations and is willing to share her treasure with the rest of us… I’m already thinking of all the people in my life who will benefit from reading it.”
~ Jennifer Davis Rash
Editor-elect, The Alabama Baptist


So You Love a Prodigal is that book you read and easily find yourself identifying with many of the characters. Find your story in this amazing narrative by Rita.”
~ Yvette Maher
Former Senior VP, “Focus on the Family”


“Wally and I always loved the beauty of Rita’s words, and this book is the perfect example of what we loved about them. In her positive, upbeat way, Rita walks the reader through the despair and heartbreak of loving a prodigal and into the confidence that God knows what He’s doing.”
~ Mrs. Walter S. Beebe
Beebe Publications


“[Rita’s] compassionate and biblically centered insights will encourage and strengthen you. Even more, they will help you continue to love your prodigal—and your God—without giving up.”
~ Chris Tiegreen
Author, Former Managing Editor, Indeed Magazine, “Walk Through The Bible”


“I highly recommend So You Love a Prodigal to anyone who loves a prodigal, loves someone who loves a prodigal, is a prodigal or once was a prodigal. In its pages, you will find the encouragement, candor and courage to love prodigals and those who love them while loving yourself.”
~ Dr. Robert Smith Jr.
Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL


“The godly wisdom that came from [Rita’s] experiences and now comes from her pen in So You Love a Prodigal will affect many lives in a positive way and bring much honor to the God she serves.”
~ Dale Foote
Senior Pastor, Seddon Baptist Church, Pell City, AL


“You will find knowledge for your head and hope for your heart as you digest the words of this book.”
~ Steve Reynolds
Bod4God and Get off the Couch
Senior Pastor, Capital Baptist Church, Annandale, V


“In her book, Rita addresses the issue of loving a prodigal with wisdom and compassion and in a conversational tone that will encourage you and give you hope.”
~ Sue Brannan Walker
Author, Publisher, Negative Capability Press,
Alabama Poet Laureate Emerita, Mobile, AL


February 16, 2017: Amazon Kindle Customer - Verified Purchase - Brenda B.

A much needed message
Rita's book is the most honest, realistic approach to the subject of living with a prodigal in your life. It offers no quick fixes, magic formulas, or fairytale endings. What it does offer is hard-learned advice on how to take care of yourself and trust God to take care of your prodigal, while never losing hope. It also gives a warning how to avoid becoming a prodigal yourself. Though it does tell some powerful happy ending stories, the focus is more on the process. If you have a prodigal in your life, you must read this book.

 


January 31, 2017: Amazon Customer

So You Love a Prodigal is filled with biblical truth and stories ...
So You Love a Prodigal is filled with biblical truth and stories that will break your heart and then open it to God’s healing. But you won’t find an instructional manual for fixing prodigals. Instead you’ll understand how important it is to take care of yourself along the journey. Most importantly, you’ll be confronted with God’s gift of joy for you — no matter how much “prodigal” is in you or in someone you love. You'll connect with Rita’s open and honest conversation. You’ll feel like she knows you, almost as if she’s been where you are. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything. She presents the good news that God loves, saves, forgives, and redeems — over and over again.

 


January 19, 2017: Susan H.

I have had an oh so precious 'prodigal' for over four years now.
Rita understands and she has given us so much insight into God's word and the importance of 'letting go and letting God' in our situation.
 


  January, 2017: By Peggy W.

Godly perspective on loving a prodigal!
For the one who loves a prodigal, the author offers wisdom and examples from Scripture, understanding from her personal experience, and practical advice on making it through the toughest of times. I came away from reading her book with the comforting fact that I am no different from so many who struggle, that others are walking this path with me, and that with Divine Wisdom and self care, there are ways for us to find a measure of serenity and hope for our lives and hope for our precious prodigal.


January 14, 2017: Nona M.

"So You Love A Prodigal" made me wipe tears away several times...
Rita's new book, "So You Love A Prodigal" made me wipe tears away several times reading it. It is very well written and touches anyone's heart that has loved someone that is away from the Lord. My prodigal went back to the Lord but still suffers the consequences of his far country journey but thank our Lord for never giving up on him until he came home to the Lord. God is faithful. Helpful book on how to keep on keeping on.
 

 

 


 

 

 

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