The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God's Story of Redemption

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Feb 17, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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A painfully honest story of human weakness and God's unending forgiveness.

Thirteen years ago, amidst scandal, sin, and shattered lives, Michael English fell from the pinnacle of the Christian music world. In 1994, newspapers around the world blared the headline, "Gospel Singer Named Artist of the Year Turns in His Awards After Confirming He Had an Affair with a Fellow Married Singer." From 1994 to 2002 Michael English's life went from bad to worse. Public shame, divorce, broken relationships, drug addiction, even homelessness. But in 2002, God reached out and rescued Michael from himself. Today Michael is whole again, and in this book he tells his story of redemption.

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User Review  - jclark88 - LibraryThing

Anyone who was a fan of Christian music in the early '90s will remember vividly the story of Michael English. At least, the beginning of the story. Most of us had no idea what happened to him after ... Read full review

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I really appreciate his candidness and honesty. Though I realize we should not air all dirty laundry so to speak, I do feel we should remember what we've been through and be willing to share if needed ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Michael English, whose singing career began in Southern Gospel, performed with the Goodmans, the Gaither Trio, and the Gaither Vocal Band before going solo in 1991. As a solo artist, Michael won multiple Dove Awards, among them Best New Artist and Best Male Vocalist.

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