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“Jim Robinson has given us a rare gift: A compelling story, told with vivid detail and eloquent drama. His honesty allows us to find ourselves not only in the memories of heartache, but also in his moments of triumph. His journey from despair to joy can encourage us all.”

-Timothy Jones, author of Awake My Soul, The Art Of Prayer, and Workday Prayers

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Highest Rating:“Prodigal Song … traces the story of this man's life through the nightmares of alcoholism and drug addiction ... yet something called to him and showed him another path. Postulating the idea that childhood memories could be messengers of spiritual healing, it follows Robinson's revelation of God's whispers … and his long journey back to life from the depths of despair. A moving and life-affirming portrayal, Prodigal Song is spiritually rewarding and reader inspiring.”      -Midwest Book Review

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“Beautifully written … the language is captivating, the transparency both staggering and refreshing. Jim Robinson has authored a book that reaches out to everyone who has ever felt the pain of being lost and the joy of being found. Like his music, this story strikes a beautiful chord.”    -Ron Doyle, Vice-President - Christian Leadership Concepts, Inc.

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“Highest rating—a Must Read! This story touched me more than any other story has touched me for a number of years. Robinson writes eloquently of his boyhood, and draws you back into memories that he believes are messages from God. You may find some memories similar to your own when reading Robinson's story. Has God been leaving messages for you?”         -BookReview.com

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“With startling clarity and unbridled honesty, Robinson takes the reader not only on a journey through his life, but on a trail of psychological torture, speaking with the rare gift of one who has been there and can recount the trip. Ultimately, though, Robinson’s message is one of healing, and this is what bears the force behind this memoir. Read Prodigal Song for the story. But give this book to a friend in need. And after the last chapter, you’ll know who needs it—because you will have already met him in these pages.”    -Tom Mayer, Editor, The Daily Southerner

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“Robinson shows the reluctant grownup in each of us what we perhaps have always suspected—that in the innocent world of childhood, everything matters. The themes of life and loss, abandonment and addiction, family and faith, are explored in remarkable poetic prose. Prodigal Song is more than a memoir of recovery; it reveals the inner longings of the wounded child in everyone, bringing us face to face with the suffering of spiritual separation that only grace can heal. In sharing his own story, Robinson has revealed an inner longing that calls to the wounded child in us all.”

-Mike S. O’Neil, LADAC, NCAC 1, author of Power To Choose, The Church As A Healing Community, and Boundary Power

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Prodigal Song is a terrific book. The sense of immediacy Robinson is able to portray is astounding. A wonderfully-written, inspiring story.”

-Andrew Corbin, Editor, Doubleday Religion

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"This incredible book pulled me into reliving Robinson’s story with a compelling force I did not anticipate. His transparency and vivid telling allowed me to feel not only the despair but also the hope of clean, wholesome, fulfilling and authentic living on the road through and beyond addiction. A powerful book of hope for those struggling with or loving those with seemingly invincible demons, Prodigal Song unveils the sunrise after the darkest night!"

-Dan Miller, Life Coach and Author of 48 Days To The Work You Love

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“Jim Robinson's book Prodigal Song is more than an autobiography. It is a love song to God who has healed and delivered Jim from the brink of destruction. No fiction could be more riveting than the real life of this servant and warrior for Christ.”

-Nan Corbitt Allen, author of the Moody Press novel Asylum

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“Robinson writes with steely honesty about his self-destructive lifestyle and subsequent distance from Home. Stylistically, the book is sheer genius; the language is immediate, emotional, and captivating without being didactic. Prodigal Song demands respect and understanding without expecting empathy or eliciting sympathy. It’s a run-through-the-sprinkler for your spirit on an Eternally hot day…and draws you back for more.”

-Amanda Murra, SunDog LTD Reviews

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"Out of fifty books to judge I kept hoping for a wonderful read with substance. By book 42 I was sure I wouldn’t find that book. Then I read Prodigal Song. This is as near-perfect a book as can be; Robinson shows great craftsmanship as a writer and storyteller…a gifted communicator…we’re certain that this book will be a healing experience for many readers. Truly an excellent book!”       -Writers Digest Critique

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“A great read. Robinson is a talented storyteller, reeling us into his life experiences of family dysfunction, co-dependency, addiction, and recovery. Sharing his story, we watch and discover true-life ways to live a life of wholeness. I recommend this book to everyone who has a family—Robinson can help us all find courage amid the chaos.”

-Melissa N. Shaw, LPCMH

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"Robinson isn't a writer... he's a magician with words, with a captivating ability to juxtapose thoughts and finesse language. Prodigal Song set its spell on me from the onset with seeming effortlessness, drawing me into not just scenes from the author’s life, but into the marrow of his life—a life that somehow sheds light upon all our lives. From idyllic childhood triumphs to chasms of tortured addictions, he awakens those parts of ourselves that are both destructive and transcendent and draws us as readers to the One who makes sense of all our fragments. Reading Jim's story, I was conscious of being elevated in both my spirit and my calling. I urge you to treat yourself to the elevation that is Prodigal Song."

-Jerome Daley, oneFlesh Ministries, author of Soul Space and When God Waits


 


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