Take heart! God’s grace is for prodigal children (and parents too).
When eighteen-year-old Barbara rejects her parents’ Christianity, God’s grace pursues all three—through grief and conflict to joyful reconciliation. This honest, vulnerable account, written by father and daughter, offers invaluable lessons for parents and children at any age or stage—and for anyone with a prodigal loved one—showing how struggles may be faced with humility, courage, and hope.
Includes questions for group study and discussion.
This third edition has a redesigned cover and interior and features a new foreword from Barbara Miller Juliani.
“Without exception, this book has encouraged the faith, patience, and wisdom of weary mothers and fathers.”
—Edward T. Welch
“Jill and I saw this remarkable story unfold firsthand. It’s not just the story of a prodigal daughter but also of a father who was acting like the elder son. Dad’s (Jack’s) willingness to first take the beam out of his eye transformed him into the kind of dad a prodigal would want to return to.”
—Paul E. Miller
“Barbara’s ‘comeback’ has meant so much—bearing fruit for the kingdom and sharing the grace of Christ with her family, church, and beyond. I will ‘come back’ to this book again and again as one to share with families who are estranged.”