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Prodigal [Kindle Edition]

Dayo Benson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dana McKinley is sick and tired.

It's hard to admit but she's fed up of church, church friends, and even God. Walking the straight and narrow has never got her anywhere, especially not with the guys, and it's about time she made some changes!

However, as she sacrifices her convictions and reinvents herself in order to be accepted, she realizes that there is a price to pay. And it's high. Her new friends pressure and influence her, and of course her new boyfriend wants her to do everything she knows she shouldn't. The party lifestyle isn't fun, and alcohol only makes her feel wretched.

After a series of terrible mistakes, Dana has an experience that may be the wake up call she needs.
But has she already gone too far?
Is she already too hardened?

Can this Prodigal be redeemed?

**This is a Christian YA novel**

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CDXTW6
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Dayo Benson is passionate about using fiction to convey powerful messages about redemption and God's love. She is the author of a number of Christian YA novels, including the Beauty for Ashes Series. In addition, Dayo has ventured into non-YA fiction with her Pure Passion series, which includes the popular novel 'Lust'.

When she is not writing Dayo enjoys music, reading and going for long walks. She lives in North West England with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.

Learn more about Dayo and her upcoming books at

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5.0 out of 5 stars Prodigal strikes a chord in all of us!! 14 July 2011
By Harriet
Format:Kindle Edition
This book will certainly strike a chord with anyone who has maybe gone off the straight and narrow or has felt that they wanted to! It was a compelling read and I found I couldn't put it down.

Dana McKinley comes across as a lost soul in a world full of good and bad, wondering which way to turn is something that we have all been through and can all sympathise with. Dana has been good all her life and then feels that she will never fit in by being the law abiding and respectful citizen she always has been. She try's to reinvent herself and in doing so starts a chain of events that will compel any reader.

I found myself finding similarities with myself and started to wonder if the book was about me! It deals with emotions and thoughts that we have all had at sometime or another, but it deals with them in such a way even when Dana is bad you sympathise with her and feel compassion. She is just trying to fit into a world that is sometimes horrible and not what you would wish it to be.

If you're looking for a 'can't put down read' then I would definitely recommend this. Thoroughly enjoyable reading on each page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There is none so blind...... 18 Feb. 2014
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I loved this book. I reminded me of my own sad past and how my situation was almost similar to Dana.
I wish there had been something like this for me to read 35 years ago.
It bought a lot home to me and how my life was messed up because I took control and not God.
Thankfully He is now back in charge.

I found the American school system a bit strange (how everyone just got up out of school and went for rides the mall) and the tittle tattle attitudes of the people a bit off, but that could be what its like these days.
It was still an eye opener of a book and It should be made a mandatory read for all teenage Christians.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A story to renew the spirit 15 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Prodigal is a novel about a young woman who abandons her life of virtue to experiment with temptation. The rollercoaster ride of the book's heroine, Dana McKinley, will touch the heart and renew the spirit.

While it would probably come under the genre of "Christian Novel", Dayo Benson is an author who doesn't hit you over the head with the "message." True to life and even downright gritty at times, Prodigal will equally appeal to readers who enjoy good "Chick Lit".
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2.0 out of 5 stars Teenage Novel 6 Jun. 2012
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I found this book very boring at times and admit to skipping a few pages to see if it got any better as the story unfolded.
This is a book for young teenage girls. Yes it has got a Christian theme but the story is so boring that any non-christian reading it would give up after the first few pages. There seems to be a number of these girly (christian) books around at the moment all based around the same theme of school, shopping, boy meets girl, etc etc
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 16 July 2011
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A good book, well written, renovating the old and very well know story of 'The Prodigal Son' but also spicing it up. tho the ending is expected more could have been done to surprise the readers with very cunning plot twisters. As an avid reader the ending is predictable. The writer's skill is there with her attention to detail, so it will be easy for her to weave explicitly delicate plot twisters into the story
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME 6 Aug. 2012
By Ninaxxx
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If you are looking for that uplifting book, especially if you are a new convert or have a new convert friend and wish to encourage them, this book is the one. It tells a story that is easily relatable. It's an amazing book with so much to teach definitely a good buy for me :))
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. 12 Nov. 2011
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Great read. I even gave the book to a non-Christian friend and she couldn't put it down either. This book deals with small decisions that we can sometimes make that ultimately change our lives, and the issue of redemption and forgiveness of God.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed 16 Sept. 2013
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I am a woman in my 50s and i would say this book although well written is more for a younger person.At times it was like reading an article from a magazine.It did how ever pick up but still feel it is for a younger reader
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
Intriguing story. Kept me interested throughout to the conclusion. I did feel it could have been more fast-paced - the writing is very relaxed though never boring. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Aramide
3.0 out of 5 stars good read not the best so
good read not the best so so
Published 10 months ago by llady15
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good but I have read better Christian novels
Published 11 months ago by Joyce Conridge
5.0 out of 5 stars prodigal review
The book was excellent and very realistic. The only negative was the ending it needed more closure!! I loved it though
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars "Prodigal" by Dayo Benson
Quite an interesting book which I enjoyed reading - but just a little bit preachy! However, I may read more by the same author.
Published 18 months ago by Muriel Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
"Sometimes God has to do something drastic to get our attention. Sometimes he takes what we treasure the most away from us, something we trust in. Read more
Published 21 months ago by ade
2.0 out of 5 stars For teenagers
An ok book but its for teenagers not for a grown woman in her 30s, found it childish..... Guess the author is young.., well done and God bless ur work
Published on 12 April 2013 by abby
3.0 out of 5 stars Prodigal
Not a bad read but more for young Christians I think as it is mostly about their behaviour. As a 60+ Christian it really wasn't for me though I did finish it as I needed to see the... Read more
Published on 6 Jan. 2013 by M. Lewis
3.0 out of 5 stars A long way home!
This was, I feel, a book for young people and I found it tedious. I should have been 'flagged up' as a book for young people.
Published on 27 Dec. 2012 by Leeanne
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