In this tale of homecoming and forgiveness, death and dying, Gibson recounts how she overcame her long indifference to a sister she had thought different from herself, recognizing the strengths of the bonds that both hold us and set us free ...
Author: Margaret Gibson
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The 1950s and 1960s were years of shifting values and social changes that did not sit well with many citizens of Richmond, Virginia, and in particular with one conservative family, a staunchly southern mother and father and their two daughters. A powerful evocation of time and place, this memoir—a gifted poet's first book of prose—is the story of an inquisitive and sensitive young woman's coming of age and a deeply moving recounting of her reconciliation later in life with the family she left behind. Returning us to a Cold War world marked by divisions of race, gender, wealth, and class, The Prodigal Daughter is an exploration of difference, the powerful wedge that separates individuals within a social milieu and within a family. Echoing the biblical Prodigal Son, Margaret Gibson's memoir is less concerned with the years of excess away from home than with the seeds of division sown in this family's early years. Hers is the story of a mother proud to be a Lady, a Southerner, and a Christian; of two daughters trapped by their mother's power; and of their father's breakdown under social and family expectations. Slow to rebel, young Margaret finally flees the world of manners and custom—which she deems poor substitutes for right thought and right action in the face of the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War—and abandons her fundamentalist upbringing. In a defiant gesture that proves prophetic, she once signed a postcard home "The Prodigal." After years of being the distant, absent daughter, she finds herself returning home to meet the needs of her stroke-crippled younger sister and her incapacitated parents. In this tale of homecoming and forgiveness, death and dying, Gibson recounts how she overcame her long indifference to a sister she had thought different from herself, recognizing the strengths of the bonds that both hold us and set us free. Interweaving astute social observations on social pressures, race relations, sibling rivalry, adolescent angst, and more, The Prodigal Daughter is a startlingly honest portrayal of one family in one southern city and the story of all too many families across America.
A New York Times Bestselling Author Years ago, Maggie left Ruby Falls, Texas, in disgrace. She became a supermodel, hiding her father's rejection behind a glamorous lifestyle. Now, her father is dying and so is their family business. Her mother insists Maggie is the family's last chance.
"Dad is dying. He's turned over a new leaf." She agrees to come, but only with her girlfriend, with whom she is living in Brooklyn. This is the story of their journey to Beth's home and what happens when she gets there.
Author: J.P. Garland
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Beth Jenkins, raised in an Irish Catholic family outside Chicago, with her father a retired Chicago cop, would not acknowledge to her family that she was gay, fearing how they would react. She moved to New York, visiting her home occasionally. At Christmas just over three years before the story begins, and against her better judgment, she responds to the when-I-you-going-to-find-a-man question by coming out. Any hopes of staying are shattered when her father says he will not sit at the same table with this creature. For three years she speaks to neither her parents. Then her sister calls. "Dad is dying. He's turned over a new leaf." She agrees to come, but only with her girlfriend, with whom she is living in Brooklyn. This is the story of their journey to Beth's home and what happens when she gets there.
Open the pages of this book and more importantly, the pages of your heart, your mind and your soul to begin to transform your life, heal and visualize a life that is beyond the hold of any addiction or illness.
Author: Makelia Mitchell
"HELP ME, GOD!" This was my daily prayer as I sank deeper and deeper into depression. In those days, Vodka was my religion and deception my constant companion. Night and day seemed the same to me as long as I could fake my way through life to the next drink. I didn't care what happened to me or anyone else as long as I got the outcome I desired. The only thing is when I did, I was unhappier and more depressed. God, help me, the cycle of drunkenness and depression just wouldn't end, until one day... Yes, that one-day happened for me when I decided to begin the long journey back to my Father. My life forever changed in ways I never dreamed would be possible again and where hopelessness and despair no longer defined my view of life. Are you or someone you know stuck in the same cycle? Are you tired of repeating the same self-destructive patterns? Do you feel you've made too many mistakes or traveled so far away from your Father that you cannot possibly be welcomed back? You may be convinced there is no hope for your life-BUT THERE IS! In The Prodigal Daughter Returns: A Song of Restoration and Redemption, MaKelia Kesha Mitchell uses the Biblical parable of the Prodigal Son to share her testimony and 5R Journey back to her Father. Open the pages of this book and more importantly, the pages of your heart, your mind and your soul to begin to transform your life, heal and visualize a life that is beyond the hold of any addiction or illness. By allowing yourself to embark upon this life-affirming journey, you will change the way you view and approach the concept of forgiveness while gaining a clear path to restoration and redemption to our heavenly Father.
A daughter, who overcame unbelievable odds, and a mother, who spent much time agonizing over how to reach her daughter before it was too late, together tell the unbelievable true story of a "regular teen" who transformed from the sweet ...
Author: Lindy Hicks Cleere
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A daughter, who overcame unbelievable odds, and a mother, who spent much time agonizing over how to reach her daughter before it was too late, together tell the unbelievable true story of a "regular teen" who transformed from the sweet daughter of the local Baptist pastor into a hell-raising and conniving drug-dealer's wife. The Prodigal Daughter is a story for: Any teen seeking love and acceptance; Any frustrated parent seeking avenues to communicate with their kids; Any addict who thinks they can never be free; Any person who wonders if their sins are too many for God to forgive; Anyone who ever doubted that God works in mysterious ways; Anyone who is ready for a story that will make you get angry, laugh, cry, hold your breath repeatedly, cheer, and then walk away encouraged!
Does she want to reunite with her family or go back to her old way of life? Not sure she was worthy of her family or is she was even capable of changing, she sets about to reform her life. Thus begins the journey of the Prodigal daughter.
Author: Barbara Wilson
4313 tells of a young man's colorful initiation into the United States Marine Corps, his discovery of Radio, and his journey into and through that selective and often veiled world. The book tells, not without irony and wit, of Quantico, Parris Island and Camp Lejeune as the story moves into the sphere of more than a dozen radio stations from North Carolina to New York City. It is a revealing tale of two worlds beyond whose portals few ever get to see.
Regency Romance by Allison Lane; originally published by Signet and the winner of the Holt Medallion for Best Regency Romance of 1996.
Author: Allison Lane
Publisher: Belgrave House
Amanda Morrison’s father has not forgiven her for eloping with the fallen soldier, Jack Morrison. She is forced to live in seclusion and avoid the haughty Duke of Norwood when he comes to court her half-sister. No great problem, since she dislikes the man, except that the more she gets to know him, the harder it is to ignore her desires. Regency Romance by Allison Lane; originally published by Signet and the winner of the Holt Medallion for Best Regency Romance of 1996.
The magnificent story of love and politics that continues the saga of Kane and Abel.
Author: Jeffrey Archer
The magnificent story of love and politics that continues the saga of Kane and Abel. The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on into the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all...
Is she the last line of defense from a distant enemy or is she the instrument for Thyleas destruction? As they say, there is no place like home. The Prodigal Daughter is the thrilling sequel to Sand Castles & Seashores.
Author: S.C. Harvey
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Almost a year has passed, and Madisons powers continue to grow. The agency has doubled their efforts to recapture her. William, the operative who trapped her once before, has his own agenda now, and he is not about to let her go. Using his special abilities and position, Nicholas wants to build Madison a home where she will be safe, but the lovers future lies across an ocean of questions. Who is Madison really? What waits in the home she left fourteen years before? As old enemies return, a new and powerful challenger emerges. A shadow is cast over her future in Thylea, causing Madison to question everything. Is she strong enough to fight for the future she wants? Is she the last line of defense from a distant enemy or is she the instrument for Thyleas destruction? As they say, there is no place like home. The Prodigal Daughter is the thrilling sequel to Sand Castles & Seashores.
The Prodigal Daughter is a message of meditation based on the Bible and written by Timothy Shay Arthur (June 6, 1809 – March 6, 1885) known as T. S. Arthur was a popular 19th century American author.
Author: Timothy Shay Arthur
Publisher: Darolt Books
The Prodigal Daughter is a message of meditation based on the Bible and written by Timothy Shay Arthur (June 6, 1809 – March 6, 1885) known as T. S. Arthur was a popular 19th century American author. He is famously known for his temperance novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There (1854), which helped demonize alcohol in the eyes of the American public. His stories,written with compassion and sensitivity articulate and spread values and ideas that were associated with "respectable middle class " life in America. He also believed greatly in the transformative and restorative power of love as is shown in one of his stories, "An Angel in Disguise". He was also the author of dozens of stories for Godey's Lady's Book, the most popular American monthly magazine in the antebellum era, and he published and edited his own Arthur's Home Magazine, a periodical in the Godey's model, for many years. Virtually forgotten now, Arthur did much to articulate and disseminate the values, beliefs, and habits that defined respectable, decorous middle-class life in antebellum America. Born just Newburgh, New York, Arthur lived as a child in nearby Fort Montgomery, New York By 1820, Arthur's father, a miller, had relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, where Arthur briefly attended local schools. At age fourteen, Arthur apprenticed to a tailor, but poor eyesight and a general lack of gratitude for physical labor led him to seek other work. He then found employment with a wholesale merchandiser and later as an agent for an investment concern, a job that took him briefly to Louisville, Kentucky. Otherwise, he lived as a young adult in Baltimore.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, has it become easier to speak out about sexual assault in religious communities?
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Publisher: Soho Press
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, has it become easier to speak out about sexual assault in religious communities? Linda Wallheim, increasingly disillusioned with her religion, has begun marriage counseling with her husband, Kurt, a bishop in the Mormon Church. On other days, Linda occupies herself with happier things, like visiting her five grown sons and their families. When Linda’s eldest son, Joseph, tells her his infant daughter’s babysitter, a local teenager named Sabrina Jensen, has vanished, Linda can’t help but ask questions. Her casual inquiries form the portrait of a girl under extreme pressure from her parents to be the perfect Mormon daughter, and it eventually emerges that Sabrina is the victim of a terrible crime at the hands of her own classmates—including the high school’s golden boys and future church leaders. Linda’s search for Sabrina will lead her to the darker streets of Utah and cause her to question whether the Mormon community’s most privileged and powerful will be called to task for past sins.
When Mina’s father dies, she returns to Korea to visit a family she barely knows, desperately looking for some answers.
Author: Asa Palomera
Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.
When Mina’s father dies, she returns to Korea to visit a family she barely knows, desperately looking for some answers. But her mother is reluctant to discuss the past, especially the war, or the reasons that Mina was sent so far away as a child, to America. Her younger sister seems unable to grow up and it doesn’t help that their nosy neighbour is always on their doorstep. Secrets and lies divide them all irrevocably. When the truth is finally revealed, it is both shocking and redemptive, allowing Mina and those around her to see themselves anew and break free from years of pain and guilt.
Author: Rashida Hall-FranklinPublish On: 2019-07-19
In The Making of The Prodigal Daughter, Rashida gives a raw account of living in the worst sin known to Christians.
Author: Rashida Hall-Franklin
We arrived at a secluded area surrounded by trees and bushes. He started groping my breasts and pulled my hand inside of his pants. He was extremely aroused. I pulled my hands back, promising not to tell anyone if he brought me back to the club. I tried to ask him how his girlfriend would feel if she found out what he was trying to do to me. Like his best friend, he ignored my plea. He started telling me I was beautiful and how much I would like what he was about to do to me. I was disgusted. He crossed over the seat to get on top of me. I started to cry and begged even more for him to take me back to the club. I tried to push him off of me, but my small hands didn't move his muscular frame. He laid the seat back and as I was forced down, he created room for me to raise my knee to his groin. I kneed him as hard as I could. He was enraged and began beating me. He cursed me and said, "I een have ta take nuthin from no woman. I have many women who would give it ta me fa free." He sat back into the driver's side. I was in pain, but I was smiling on the inside because I wasn't getting raped today. The Making of The Prodigal Daughter is a true story of a modern-day prodigal who has lived a life of shame, condemnation, and self-hatred. Like the prodigal son, Rashida left home for a foreign land, squandered her inheritance, and served in the pigpen. In her story, you'll bear witness to the journey of how a woman who was once a Holy Ghost-filled Christian found herself broken and left for dead in the enemy's territory. In The Making of The Prodigal Daughter, Rashida gives a raw account of living in the worst sin known to Christians.
After twenty four years of using heroin and methadone everyday she became homeless, disorientated, delusional and finally suicidal.
Author: Elizabeth Moldovan
Publisher: Initiate Media Pty Limited
After twenty four years of using heroin and methadone everyday she became homeless, disorientated, delusional and finally suicidal. Her skin was bleeding, she weighed fifty kilos, had no money, car, phone or friends so then she turned to God for help.