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Patched Together

Patched Together

by Brennan Manning

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Have you ever felt the loneliness that overwhelms the soul—the longing to be loved and truly accepted? In this rich parable, a sad boy named Willie Juan finds belonging in the eyes of the mysterious Man of Sorrows. But as Willie Juan grows into a man, he discovers great success in the world, and loses what matters most.

"In the end, only one thing remains—Abba's love."

More than a charming tale, Patched Together is the parable of a man broken and restored, a man who is healing even as he embraces the beauty of his scars. This is a story in which you will see yourself, see hope in darkness—and see the joyful Man of Sorrows who calls you home.

Brennan Manning has spent the past forty years helping others experience the reality of God's love and grace. It's at the heart of everything he's written and done. A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his spiritual journey has taken him down a variety of paths. He has taught seminarians, spoken to packed arenas, lived in a cave and labored with the poor in Spain, and ministered to shrimpers in Alabama. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brennan is best known as the author of the contemporary classics The Ragamuffin Gospel, Abba's Child, Ruthless Trust, and The Importance of Being Foolish.


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  • Brennan Manning—Franciscan priest, theology professor, and spiritual director—studied at St. John’s University, the University of Missouri, St. Francis Seminary, Columbia University, and Catholic University of America.

    Brennan’s ministry responsibilities over the years took him from the hallways of academia to the byways of the poor. In the mid-seventies Brennan resumed campus ministry at Broward Community College. His successful ministry was harshly interrupted, however, when he suffered a precipitate collapse into alcoholism. Six months of treatment restored his health and placed him on the road to recovery. It was at this point in his life that Brennan began writing in earnest.

    Today, Brennan travels widely as he continues to write and preach, encouraging men and women everywhere to accept and embrace the good news of God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ. He has written many books, including All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, Patched Together, and Abba’s Child