A gripping true story, Prodigal Daughter narrates a family’s darkest time through addiction and their journey toward healing. Father and daughter team, Rob Koke – founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church – and Danielle pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom.
Unashamed and heartwarming, Danielle shares intimately about her teenage alcohol abuse and dependence on marijuana and Adderall. She offers a rare, first-person insight into the mental and emotional effects of addiction, and what it takes to get and stay clean. Rob tells about his struggle with his daughter’s addiction, dealing with its effect on their family, and the reality of what it looks like to love someone battling addiction in your own home. He explores common questions family members ask like:
Why can’t they just stop?
Why did they turn to drugs when I gave them everything I could?
Where did I go wrong?
How do I help without enabling?
In a raw, real-time glimpse, father and daughter reveal the vulnerable letters they shared with each other during Danielle’s rehab. With transparency, Rob and Danielle disarm the shame factor, and share lessons and resources to prevent and overcome setbacks.
This book is your field guide in the battle of addiction. Whether you’re longing for freedom, or helping a loved one along the journey toward recovery, you’re not alone. Danielle and Rob’s story will challenge you with truth, equip you with strategies for the journey, and infuse your heart with hope.