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The Prodigal Brother

Making Peace with Your Parents, Your Past, and the Wayward One in Your Family

by Susan J. Thompson


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781449700539
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781449700546
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781449700522

About the Book

Most people know the story Jesus told of the prodigal son—the child who demanded his inheritance and then threw it away on wild living. But there were two sons in the story: the older son watched events unfold and told his father, “I stayed with you all these years and you never threw a party for me!” Those who grew up in a family with a prodigal understand that cry. Sue Thompson shares her own story of struggle and hope in The Prodigal Brother. She offers ways to heal the ache of feeling second place in a parent’s affections and attention, and writes with sensitivity about forgiving a wayward brother or sister without excusing the behavior. Anyone who’s ever been “the good kid” will find empathy and encouragement to unload the emotional baggage of growing up with a prodigal in the family.

Many of us grew up in families where one of our siblings was the favorite child—either because that one did everything right in his parents’ eyes or because he was so needy. Whichever the case, Sue Thompson gives practical suggestions from her own life experiences. Whether you are the good one or the neglected one, you will find fresh insight in this eye-opening book.
Florence Littauer
Author of Personality Plus and Silver Boxes

In the all-important arena of interpersonal relationships . . . Sue's book is at the top of my all-time list. It is that good, and it is that important. Ralph Harris, LifeCourse Ministries Author of Better Off Than You Think


About the Author

Sue Thompson has been a popular speaker for more than twenty years, helping people discover the wonder in “fearfully and wonderfully made.“ Find out more about her at www.PeopleSetFree.org.