Resources

Especially for parents:

Gen Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith . . . And How to Bring Them Back, Drew Dykes
How to Really Love Your Adult Child, Gary Chapman, PhD and Ross Campbell, MD
Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham
Praying for Your Prodigal Daughter, Janet Thompson
Praying Prodigals Home, Quin Sherrer


For those who question or would like a better understanding of the Christian faith:

Coffee House Chronicles (a series of three short books), Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett

  • Is The Bible True . . . Really? A Dialogue on Skepticism, Evidence, and Truth
  • Who Is Jesus . . . Really? A Dialogue on God,Man, and Grace
  • Did the Resurrection Happen . . . Really? A Dialogue on Life, Death, and Hope

Not God’s Type: A Rational Academic Finds a Radical Faith, Holly Ordway
The Case For Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel
Walking From East to West, Ravi Zacharius
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Norman L. Geisler
New Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell
What’s So Great About Christianity, Dinesh D’Souza
Under the Influence: How Christianity Changed the World, Alvin J. Schmidt
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Why Trust Jesus?: An Honest Look at Doubts, Plans, Hurts, Desires, Fears, Questions, and Pleasures, Dave Sterrett
Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father’s Questions about Christianity, Gregory Boyd and Edward Boyd
Jesus: Legend or Lord? (audio cassette and DVD), Dr. Paul Maier
Know Why You Believe, Paul E. Little and James R. Nyquist
The Making of an Atheist, James S. Speigel


Internet:

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process. Over 700,000 people have gone through Celebrate Recovery’s program.

Sean McDowell

Check out Worldview, the speaking, teaching, and writing ministry of Sean McDowell. Sean’s passion is to help create a paradigm shift in how we teach truth to the younger generation.

Parents of Prodigals

A site filled with hope, encouragement, and resources

Fighting for Your Prodigal

Free online four-week Bible Study on Fighting for Your Prodigal Child


Helpful Scriptures

Psalm 16:7
Psalm 18:6
Psalm 27:13–14
Psalm 37:4
Psalm 40:1–3
Psalm 42:5
Psalm 139
Isaiah 40:28–31
Matthew 7:7
Luke 15:1–10; 18:1
Acts 17:27
Romans 8:28
Romans 8:37–39
Philippians 1:6
Philippians 4:4–7
Ephesians 3:17–21
Ephesians 6:18
Hebrews 13:5–6