In the Gospel of St. Luke 15:11-32, Jesus tells the parable of a man who had two sons. Often the emphasis of the story rests on the “lost son” and his journey away from all that he knows to be right and good, until he comes to his senses and returns home to his father. To focus on this aspect of the parable naturally provides lost mankind with an important point of identification with the sin of the lost son. However, in CBN’s dramatic adaptation of the parable, The Heart of the Father, attempts to offer the African viewer a look at the story from a different perspective. The story is told from the father’s point of view, with the ultimate goal of offering the viewer a glimpse into the heart of God the Father and His great love for each of His children. In this drama, we are introduced to the Father, who is an executive in a successful African oil company, of which his two sons are also in management. The young son is lured away by a crafty friend who subtly promises him the world. Chasing a dream of fame and fortune, the young son wastes the whole of his inheritance on wild living in America far from any of his father’s potential protests. Meanwhile, we see the father as he holds on to every thread of hope that some day his dear son will return.