Letting Go: Rugged Love For Wayward Souls
: What do you do when someone you love leaves? And how do you pursue someone who has hurt you, who has sinned against you? In Letting Go , pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert share stories of pain...
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What do you do when someone you love leaves? And how do you pursue someone who has hurt you, who has sinned against you? In Letting Go, pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert share stories of pain and stories of hope as they reveal how to care for the prodigal who has strayed. Whether you are dealing with an unfaithful marriage partner, a rebellious child, or a wayward friend, the counsel they offer will help you to pursue a gospel-rooted approach, grounded in truth and practiced in the midst of Christian community.
While each situation is unique, most stories deal with common themes of shame, guilt, confusion, uncertainty, and struggle. You will understand the spiritual dynamics at work in the heart of the prodigal and how you as a family member, spouse, friend, or church leader can best relate to them in love. You will learn how to practice "redemptive release" through confrontation and discipline as well as how to forgive the person who has hurt you through a process of reconciliation. For those in a time of waiting and wondering if their loved one will ever return home, there is a reminder of the hope of the gospel and the necessity of depending upon the Holy Spirit through prayer.
A must-have resource for every believer struggling to love the prodigal back home again, it is ideal for parents and siblings, counselors, pastors, and those ministering to hurting families and churches.
Paul Gilbert is the Lead Pastor of Four Oaks Community Church. Paul received has an MDiv and an MA from Reformed Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family from Florida State University.nbsp; He has studied extensively on the subject of forgiveness and family systems. Paul currently serves on the board of Am I Called Ministries and lives in Tallahassee, FL with his wife, Susan, and their four children.
Dave Harvey (D.Min., Westminister Theological Seminary) is responsible for church care, church planting and international expansion for Sovereign Grace Ministries. He has served as a member of the Sovereign Grace Ministries leadership team since 1995, and is the author of Rescuing Ambition
- :introduction: Two Pastors And Their Burdensection One: Portrait Of A Prodigal Chapter One: Three Prodigal Profileschapter Two: What A Prodigal Wants, Where A Prodigal Livessection Two: Helping Prodigalschapter Three: How God Changes Prodigals Chapter Four: What?s Love Got To Do With This?chapter Five: Walking The Prodigal Roadsection Three: Caring For The Unintended Casualties Chapter Six: Prodigal Debris: Shame, Fear And Gospel Gracechapter Seven: Faith For Prodigals: What To Do While You Waitepilogue: The Holy Spirit, Prayer, And Prodigals