Author Spotlight

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About the Book

Book:The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal

Author: Laine Lawson Craft

Genre: Non-fiction

Release date: March 14, 2023

You are not alone–there is hope and healing for every hurting heart.

Today’s technology has made sinful experiences and deadly choices accessible to our teenagers and young adults with just a click. And parents are left with the disappointments–and devastating fallout–of their children’s choices.

Through sharing her own story of praying three very wayward prodigals home, Laine Lawson Craft offers not only hope and insight, but also a practical, tried-and-true battle plan for parents walking this heartbreaking season of life. You’ll discover how to

  • handle the emotional roller coaster of trust
  • deal with your children’s self-destructive choices
  • pray emboldened by God’s promises
  • fight for your child’s destiny
  • and more

You can win the war of darkness over your children–even when you don’t get the miracle you asked for.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Laine Lawson Craft ( is a best-selling and award-winning author, popular media host, and in-demand speaker. The founder and publisher of WHOAwomen magazine (2010-2018), she regularly hosts online challenges and masterclasses as well as Facebook and Instagram Live events that reach thousands. Her Warfare Parenting podcast encourages parents of adult children. Laine and her husband, Steve, have three children and live in Florida.

More from Laine

I would love to introduce my friend, best-selling and award-winning author, whom you may not know yet with a little of the behind the scenes insight. She’s a mom, wife, and partners with God making impossible things become possible not only in her life but for thousands of others. She has a unique perspective because she had a seventeen-year-old marriage resurrect, a financial breakthrough after almost filing bankruptcy, a daughter healed from life-threatening illnesses, and three prodigal children delivered that are now free, whole, and healed. In 2006, she realized that what she was doing as a parent was not working. It seemed that her emotional pleas, rules, and religion weren’t helping her bring her prodigal back home. So she decided and made it my mission to partner with God at a whole new level and created a new way of parenting – one that would bring peace to her life, help millions of other parents, and bring their prodigals back home too. Her newest book, The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal is a must-read book to help parent’s with wayward teens and young adults.

Author Interview

Let’s get to know Laine a bit better!

How much time a day do you spend in researching your topic?
It is my life, so I would say most of my day I am researching for my topic

If you had to give up snacks or music while writing, which would you choose?
I would give up snacks.

What is your favorite time of day to write, and why?
Late morning because I feel refreshed and energized, and ready to flow!

What literary pilgrimages have your gone on?
I meditate a lot so I have never been on a specific writing pilgrimage.

Do your books reflect your spiritual journey?

Does writing your book bring healing to you, personally?
Writing brings an appreciation of the healing process.

Why did you write this book?
To help other parents who are struggling with wayward children no matter how old they are, find
hope to win their prodigal back home and heal their families.

What is your favorite cookie?
Homemade shortbread cookies

If you could write anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
The beach

What was your funniest moment as an author?
As a new author, I had to learn to laugh at myself for all of the things I did not know. One of the
funniest moments was when I got an arc version of my book and a galley copy mixed up, and for
a minute, I was sending the wrong information out.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 25

Vicky Sluiter, May 26 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 27

Simple Harvest Reads, May 28 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 29

Guild Master, May 30 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 31

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 1 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, June 2

An Author’s Take, June 3

Artistic Nobody, June 4 (Author Interview)

The Life We Build, June 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 5

Vibrant Wings, June 6

By The Book, June 7 (Author Interview)

Walking Fruitfully, June 7


To celebrate her tour, Laine is giving away the grand prize of $100 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

25 Responses to Author Spotlight

  1. melissapettersen says:

    My husband and I met through a mutual friend though we hadn’t actually “met” until a year & a half later. He was in the Marine Corp in North Carolina & I lived in Maryland. I was talking to one of my best friends in a chat room one evening. She was able to get in one at work when she was bored. I’d hop on to keep her company. My husband was on to talk to his friend who was stationed in Okinawa. My friend introduced us & we started talking. That turned into letters & phone calls. Eventually we finally met & we married after he finished Bible college in Oregon. He was in the reserves at the time. He now is in the USAF full time & we will be married 20 years in June. I’m sure this is hard to follow. It’s hard writing it all out. 😂😂😂


  2. Ronda says:

    So, my RA took pictures of us on move-in day and had them posted with what room we were in as a way for us to become familiar with the faces in our dorm and so we could make friends…….. now looking back maybe that wasn’t really a great idea 🥴. However, one night there was a knock on the door & to my surprise a cute guy wanting to know if I wanted to hang out because he had seen my picture on the board in the hall. Luckily he wasn’t a Joe Glodberg type 😆 neither of us were looking for anything serious BUT we’ve been together ever since & married 15 years this June ❤️

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  3. Stephenia H. McGee says:

    Thank you for sharing about The Secrets of Emberwild


  4. Eva Millien says:

    Great spotlight on the author, Vicky, thank for sharing it with me! Ashley, Re-Created for Faith sounds like a wonderful read, thanks for sharing it with me! Have a fantastic day


  5. Marisela Zuniga says:

    writing at a beach in Hawaii sounds amazing! Great interview


  6. slehan says:

    Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 


  7. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing the author spotlight and book details, Re-Created for Faith sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to it


  8. Marisela Zuniga says:

    Light of mine sounds very good, great interview


  9. MsRedK says:

    Thank you for sharing your interview with Christy, that was fun! I’ve read the book and really loved it!
    Cindi Knowles


  10. slehan says:

    My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.


  11. Marisela Zuniga says:

    That’s interesting about you writing better after getting your nails done!


  12. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a great story.


  13. slehan says:

    Jophiel’s Secret looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 


  14. Marisela Zuniga says:

    Very nice cover! Jophiel’s secret sounds good


  15. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a really great read.


  16. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    This comment is for The Smell of Spring by Mary Hake, I want to thank you for sharing the author’s interview and the book details, this sounds like a wonderful story to read with my grandchildren and I am looking forward to doing so


  17. vickysluiter says:

    I hope you do so. I’m sure it will be a special time together for all of you.


  18. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    The Parent’s Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal sounds like a must read for me. As a mother of ten, grandmother of nineteen and counting and great-grandmother of one and counting, I am sure that the material covered in this book is relevant to me and mine


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