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The Prodigal You Love Noble, Sr. Theresa Aletheia

The Prodigal You Love Noble, Sr. Theresa Aletheia

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Many families are experiencing the flight of young people in the family from the church. How do you handle this situation? What do you say? In her book, The Prodigal You Love Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church, Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble addresses this problem from her own special viewpoint as she was an atheist who not only returned to the faith but joined the Daughters of St. Paul. She uses the parable of the Prodigal Son to "explore important attitudes we can adopt when approaching those we love" who have left the Church. She suggests approaching our loved ones where they are and talks of how to be open to the timing of the Holy Spirit as to when we share faith with the young people. Her suggested approach is for "loving people back to the faith and not haranguing them" as mentioned by Fr. Dave Dwyer in the foreword to The Prodigal You Love. Through sharing her own story and those of others she offers gentle ways to talk with and love those who have fallen away. She offers the hope that since God loves the prodigal even more than we do, through God's mercy and grace they will find their way home. The Prodigal You Love will at least give you an understanding of what the young person is going through while offering a loving way to deal with the situation.

The Prodigal You Love Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble Paperback 208PGS