The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the love of the Father, by Matt Carter, was a refreshing new perspective of the biblical account, the prodigal son.
This analysis includes a good balance of biblical exegesis, anecdote, historical and cultural examples and weaves them together smoothly.
In addition to Carter’s touching personal testimony, woven with strong biblical teaching and application, the author mentions other well-known pastors and speakers, such as Dr. John Piper and Louie Giglio.
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with their past, but desire a renewed future in Christ.
About the Author
Matt Carter serves as the Pastor of Preaching and Vision at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, which has grown from a core team of fifteen to more than eight-thousand attending each Sunday since he planted it in 2002.
Matt has co-authored multiple books including a commentary on the Gospel of John in The Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series and two group studies, Creation Unraveled and Creation Restored, which traced the gospel message through the book of Genesis.
He holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Seminary and a Doctorate in Expositional Preaching from Southeastern Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for more than twenty years, and they have three children, John Daniel, Annie, and Samuel.