Book Review: A Prayer for Orion


A Prayer for Orion

A Son’s Addiction and a Mother’s Love

by Katherine James

InterVarsity Press

IVP Books

Christian , Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 28 Jan 2020

I am reviewing a copy of A Prayer for Orion through Intervarsity Press and Netgalley:

She always thought it would be someone else’s kids, not their’s until Katherine James and her husband found out that their son was using heroin.

This is such an important book for anyone who has been affected by the Opioid Crisis in anyway. Their responses ran from anger to guilt, disbelief and helplessness.

As Katherine and her husband struggled to come to grips with their son’s addiction and decide how best to help their son, their home became a refuge for an unlikely assortment of their son’s friends, each with a story of their own, drawn by the simple love and acceptance they found there—”the Lost Boys,” James calls them.

I give this memoir that is both sensitive and vulnerable while still being hopeful, five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!

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