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Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son: Overcoming Addiction Through Prayer

4.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 156 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by Transformation House
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Amanda Stephan
Aug 04, 2011 Amanda Stephan rated it it was amazing
"I needed to let him fall flat on his face." What parent says something like this? A broken hearted parent that knows that only God Himself can reach down into the depths of despair and muck of sin to pull their most beloved treasure out, clean him off, and set him back on his feet. Anita Estes shares her experiences with an addicted son. She allows us only a glimmer of her heart break, her woes, toils, and trouble until finally - victory thru God alone.

Not only does she share her prayers with u
Pauline Creeden
Oct 19, 2011 Pauline Creeden rated it it was amazing
How hard is it to lay a burden at Jesus' feet and leave it there? How many times do we worry and pick it back up again? Even when Jesus tells us to let it go, how often do we cling to it with our very fingernails? We have all been there.

The author of this book has allowed us to become a voyeur into her life. In this heart-wrenching, autobiographical moment, we see into the heart of a mother whose son is living exactly the nightmare that all mothers pray will not affect their child's life. With s
Aug 06, 2011 Kingdom rated it it was amazing
Author, teacher, writer and mother, Anita Estes, shares her heart-wrenching trial and journey through the battle of her adult son’s addiction from a mother’s heart. Letters to God is an inspiring compilation of journal entries, lessons learned and powerful prayers written as she waged war through a battle of addiction for her prodigal son that would last approximately two years. Filled with faith-filled scriptural prayers, learn how to proclaim the Word of God over your children and watch it com ...more
Theresa Franklin
Jul 26, 2011 Theresa Franklin rated it it was amazing
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Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son: A Mother's Struggle,
July 4, 2011
By Theresa Franklin (BEAUMONT, TX, US) -

See all my reviewsThis review is from: Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son: Overcoming Addiction Through Prayer (Volume 1) (Paperback)

Anita chronicles her spiritual struggles as she helps her son overcome an addiction to drugs. At the same time, she doesn't feel that she has the support of her husband. She doesn't sugar coat the experience or use pie-in-the-sky platitud
Anita Estes resides in upstate New York with her husband and son. Her family also includes two grown daughters. Estes teaches art and photographs the beauty of nature in the Hudson Valley where she lives.

As the mother of a prodigal child Anita Estes found her way to scriptural prayer “to pray against addictions and for releasing captives” (since God promises His Word will not return void).

Delving deeper, she also used breakthrough prayer. Estes says, “Breakthrough prayer relies on the Holy Spir
Terry Callister
Aug 13, 2011 Terry Callister rated it it was amazing
I’ve got to say right from the start that I am not a religious person but respect the feelings of those who are, whatever their faith. Also I don’t generally read “True Life Stories.” No, my reading tends to be an escape from reality, thrillers or comedy, so I approached a review of this book with a bit of trepidation. Within a few pages however I was hooked, I wanted to read it all and see what happened in the end. It is also thought provoking. What greater accolade can you give any book?

Shelley Hitz
Jun 23, 2012 Shelley Hitz rated it it was amazing
A journey of hope. Watching a child (or any loved one) struggle with an addiction is heart wrenching with many dark days. However, as Anita shares her story, she also shares what brought her through...prayer. This book offers hope for anyone going through a similar situation and an inside look at how God worked through one mother's prayers.
Marja Verschoor-Meijers
A desperate cry from a mother's heart. Join Anita in her personal struggle as she fights for her addicted son Ben. I think it will be a great read for any parent who is going through the same thing.
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