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The Journey of the Prodigal: A Parable of Sin and Redemption
In "The Boy Who Cried Abba, " Manning introduced readers to Willie Juan--an orphaned boy who meets Jesus and learns the value of unconditional love. In this sequel, Willie has become an adult and discovers that he has to relearn the lessons of his childhood.
Paperback, 91 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Crossroad Publishing Company
(first published September 25th 2002)
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A semi-autobiographical parable of Grace and forgiveness (If you read Manning's bio at the end, you see the relationship of the story to his life). Simple one sitting read. Not Manning's best and not the most compelling fiction (even as a didactic parable, it isn't the most well crafted and has a couple of contradictory details in the narrative). But in the category of didactic fiction, this was still better than Who Moved My Cheese?
Richard Francis Xavier Manning, known as Brennan Manning (April 27, 1934 – April 12, 2013) was an American author, friar, priest, contemplative and speaker.Born and raised in Depression-era New York City, Manning finished high school, enlisted in the US Marine Corps, and fought in the Korean War. After returning to the United States, he enrolled at Saint Francis University in Loretto, ...more