Sunday, March 14, 2010

"The Atonement Child" by Francine Rivers

I haven't read this book, but my good friend Douglas (Rebecca) Maddox has just finished reading it and I asked her to write a review on it. Douglas is a member of a pro-life group at her church - St. Mary's in Northwest Georgia. She said this was very timely for the cause she has been involved in recently and one that is close to her heart. She told me that Francine did a wonderful job giving different perspectives from all of the players in an unplanned pregnancy. Without further ado here we go:

Back Cover: In one horrific, terrifying moment, Dinah Carey's perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, her doting family torn apart. Her seemingly rock solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life -- to embrace or to end the untimely life within her.

Author: Francine Rivers, winner of the EPCA Gold Medallion, has been writing for almost 30 years. Her books have received numerous awards and have endeared her to millions of readers.

Douglas' Take: Atonement Child by Francine Rivers tackles two sensitive issues,abortion and pregnancy as the result of rape.Dynah Carey is a student at a Christian college as is her fiance Ethan The wedding is set for summer after Ethan graduates with a degree that will allow him to pursue a career as a minister.On her way home from her job in a local restaurant one evening Dynah is assaulted and raped.The rape results in a pregnancy and we are taken on an emotional yet faith filled journey with Dynah as the pregnancy progresses and effects not only her life but all of those who love her.
Ms Rivers shows us the many faces of abortion promotion even among the faithful.Dynah's struggle brings forth a number of confessions from family and friends.Women who suffered pregnancy loss by choice through abortion or by miscarriage share the long lasting damage done.She does a beautiful job of telling a compelling story based on faith while revealing that abortion is never the simple procedure it is sold as.
This book should be on every high school required reading list.

Thank you so much Douglas, for being a visiting reviewer. It is great to have a fresh voice reviewing some of the wonderful Christian Fiction books available. Please come again soon and give us your take on another book! To visit Francine's web page and learn more about her books please go to the following link:


1 comment:

  1. This is one of those issues that isn't simple by any stretch of the imagination. I have to tell you that I admire Francine Rivers so much for her talent and her courage. She tackles subject matter that many authors would never dare touch and always does so with grace and amazing beauty. Thank you to hosting and your friend, Douglas for the review. :o)