“…there is true repentance in these pages, genuine sorrow for the ways he has damaged the people he loves. it is a beautiful book, its intensity all the more vivid because manning is now ill and probably dying. as such, the beginning and end of the book offer a kind of festschrift to frame his story. numerous friends and mentees share memories of how they met manning or how he helped to turn their lives around. in the end, these loving voices do much to quiet manning’s own articulated fears that his sins have outweighed the good he has done with his life. and throughout, always, is the underlying rhythm of a loving and forgiving God—a God manning will meet sooner rather than later. grace, in the end, is everything. rest in peace, beloved ragamuffin.”
thank you brennan for changing my life.
“small little things” trailer