The Prodigal – A Ragamuffin Story – A Review

The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin StoryThe Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story by Brennan Manning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Prodigal – A Ragamuffin Story by Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett
Zondervan Publishers

Jack Chisholm is “the people’s pastor.” He is the founder and leader of a growing mega-church. His slogan… “We have got to do better”. He can do it all. He knows how to preach, teach, write, and he knows how to chastise people into performing. What he doesn’t know is… grace. But after one night of reckless behavior that causes him to loose everything that is precious to him…. He learns the meaning of Grace.

I LOVE this book! It grabbed me from page one and didn’t let go until the last page. Nothing got done around here today. I thought that perhaps it was going to be one more “formula” story about the fall and redemption of a sinner where everything ends up totally restored and smelling like roses. This book is so much better than that.

I am not a crier. I rarely get emotionally attached to a fictional character and his trials and tribulations and victories. But not this time… this time the author’s got a hold of my own story inside me… in Jack Chisholm’s story; I recognized God’s grace, forgiveness, and redemption in my own life story.

This book is a must read. It is for those of you, or around you, that may be questioning their relationship with God wondering if He can forgive and restore. A true don’t miss.

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