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Nav Press The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God

Fight for the life of your prodigal child by using the most powerful weapon of all - prayer.

If your son or daughter has headed down the prodigal path, you've probably experienced many episodes of anger, fear, and despair. But there is reason for hope, even during the worst of times.

In The Hope of a Homecoming, authors O'Rourke and Sauer share their personal experiences about dealing with their own prodigals. They also offer empowering and professional advice on going deep beneath the surface to enlist and direct God's sovereign power toward the children of our hearts. You'll find key Scriptures, written prayers, coping strategies, and practical advice on such topics as:

  • Conquering fear
  • Recognizing anger and using it constructively
  • Praying for protection
  • Waiting when He's silent
  • Gaining a new perspective
Tune out Satan's lies of hopelessness. Learn to look at life and your prodigal's situation through God's eyes and respond to it with calm confidence. The Hope of a Homecoming gives insightful help and encourages parents to pray their prodigals home. It's a time filled with heartache, but there are ways to make it easier.
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Review 1 for The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God
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Date:July 26, 2011
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Sandy
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This book has been like a lifeline to me as I go through very difficult struggles with a prodigal son.
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Review 2 for The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God
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Date:July 14, 2010
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Mary Hayes
This book met my needs. It speaks to parents honestly, giving encouragement and guidelines for dealing with your prodigal. I appreciate the many references to scripture, and the reminders of who God is and how He loves the prodigal more than we can. Thank you to the authors, your transparency was truly appreciated.
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Review 3 for The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God
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Date:May 14, 2010
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Helene Ouimet
Excuse my vocabulary i m French. I havent completed the book yet, i m half way thru and this book has so far given me peace of mind and hope. I've learned to put my burden at the feet of my Lord. It is the best encouragement i've had since my son has left home better than anyone has given me. I encourage any parent to read this book, it will bless you.
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Review 4 for The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God
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Date:February 23, 2010
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Celeste Ecklund
This book was very helpful to me. It just seemed to walk with me through each stage of guilt, fear and pain that I have been walking through. I felt encouraged and empowered by this book. I highly recommend this book.
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Review 5 for The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God
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Date:July 30, 2009
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Arlene Morgan
Justthe encouragement I needed as I wait for the return of my son. A msut read for everyone whether you have a prodigal or not!
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Review 6 for The Hope of a Homecoming: Entrusting Your Prodigal to a Sovereign God
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Date:August 13, 2003
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Bob
Do you really trust God to do the right thing? That question is at the center of The Hope of a Homecoming. It is a question that tugs at my heart as I watch my prodigal daughter fall farther into an abyss--through social reclusion, through suicide and self-mutiliation, through alienation, through the criminal justice machine and now into a psychiatric hospital. I am her father. I am supposed to do something, to take action, to protect her, to make things right. If I am not acting, I am failing, aren't I? Perhaps not, I am learning as I read this exceptional book. Page 108 of the book is dog-eared. Do I really trust God, it asks? Then, let go, it tells me. Can I do that? Should I do that? What will happen if I give up my instinctive need to control all that I can in this out-of-control disaster? Can I really trust God? Spritually, I know I can. In practice, though, do I REALLY believe it? That is the heart of this book. As I read it, I am finding myself letting go a little more everyday, doing what I can, but trusting God more and more. I don't know where my daughter's journey will take me. I do already know one powerful lesson--I bought this book hoping to "find" my daughter. As I read it, however, what I am finding is myself and my ability to place my faith in a loving God.
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Date:June 21, 2003
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Mawi Asgedom
Not just a book for parents of prodigals. The Hope of a Homecoming is a must-read for any Christian experiencing tribulation and any Christian who wants help.
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