A Prayer For Orion

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A Prayer for Orion: A Son's Addiction and a Mother's Love

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, Katherine tells 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.

About the Author

Katherine James received the Felipe P. De Alba Fellowship from Columbia University, where she also taught undergraduate fiction. Her debut novel, Can You See Anything Now?, won Christianity Today's 2018 Fiction Book award and was a semifinalist for the Doris Bakwin Award.

About the Product

Paperback 224 pages
Publisher IVP Books (January 28, 2020)
Language English
ISBN 978-0830845774
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
Product Weight 9.6 ounces