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The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
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May 09, 12

Read in May, 2012

What a deep read! The premise of the book is rape and abortion, both horrifically nightmare inducing topics. If you have a weak system, do not read this book. If, however, you do find yourself desiring to place your feet into a rape victims' shoes, please put them on carefully. A very heart wrenching look into the REAL church culture surrounding abortion and the hypocrisy we tend to hide. Francine Rivers never fails to provoke intense reflection and a desire to live a better life. This book will bring you to your knees literally, and you will go through a box of kleenex. You may even find yourself challenging your own church family to better educate and love their own. I read this at a time when a woman made news for being fired from her teaching job after becoming pregnant, and while under different circumstances; I find myself questioning the morality. Would they have her abort the baby and keep it a secret, enabling her to keep her job? What a humbling thought. As christians, we are called to love; and again Ms. Rivers points out the inner selfish desires that cause us to overlook the voice of God pleading with us to open our hearts and arms.
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Ketsia Mulopo uuummm···guys how do u read books on this site anyway?

Jessica You don't :) It's a review site. You read reviews, write reviews, and it gives you recommendations based on what you have read. :)

Laura Stryker I loved it. I love that it explains the pain the mother feels. I love that it gives an answer to the so often asked questions why? How could you? compassion always triumphs over judgement.

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