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GREG GARRETT - The Prodigal

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310339007
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Zondervan - October 28th, 2013


Monday, November 11 at 7P

BookPeople Presents


Austin Author
speaking & signing
The Prodigal:

A Ragamuffin Story

National launch party for The Prodigal, the new novel from Brennan Manning and Austin’s own Greg Garrett.

In their starred review, Publishers Weekly called The Prodigal “a wonderfully written story that is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.”

Come enjoy a reading from the book, refreshments, and live music from Greg and Dave Insley. Sponsored by Real Ale Brewing Co., makers of Fireman’s # 4 Blonde Ale.

Brennan Manning, author of The Ragamuffin Gospel whose powerful message of grace and forgiveness has transformed millions, partnered with critically-acclaimed writer Greg Garrett to retell one of his favorite stories, the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

This year, when it comes time for the Christmas sermon, the congregation at Grace Cathedral will look to the pulpit, and Jack Chisholm will not be there. Of course, they will have seen plenty of him already-- on the news. After an evening of debauchery that leads to an affair with his beautiful assistant, Jack Chisholm finds himself deserted with chilling swiftness. But just as Jack is hitting bottom, hopeless and penniless, drinking his way to oblivion, who should appear but his long-estranged father, imploring his prodigal son: “Come home.”

GREG GARRETT is the author or co-author of the critically acclaimed novels Free Bird (selected one of the best first novels of 2002 by Publishers Weekly and the Rocky Mountain News), Cycling, Shame, and The Prodigal, and over a dozen nonfiction books on religion, politics, and culture, including The Other Jesus, Faithful Citizenship, and We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2. He is 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University and Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.


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