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PRODUCT TITLE A PRAYER FOR ORION - A SON'S ADDICTION AND A MOTHER'S LOVE
ISBN NUMBER 9780830845774
CATEGORY TYPE BIOGRAPHY
AUTHOR/EDITOR KATHERINE JAMES
PUBLISHER IVP - USA
PRODUCT Type. Books
Summary NA
FORMAT SOFTCOVER
SELLING PRICE $23.50*
*price before member's discount

DESCRIPTION

It's always somebody else's kid — until it's yours.
 
When Katherine James and her husband found out their son was using heroin, their responses ran the gamut: disbelief, anger, helplessness, guilt. As they struggled to come to grips with their son's addiction and decide how best to help him, their home became a refuge for an unlikely assortment of their son's friends, each with their own story, drawn by the simple love and acceptance they found there — "the Lost Boys," James calls them.
 
In this sensitive, vulnerable memoir, award-winning novelist James turns her lush prose to a new purpose: to tell her family's story through the twists and turns of her son's addiction, overdose, and slow recovery. The result is not just a look at the phenomenon of drug abuse in suburban America, but also a meditation on the particular anguish of loving a wayward child and clinging to a desperate trust in God's providence through it all.