Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Atonement Child

Dynah Carey knew where her life was headed. Engaged to a wonderful man, the daughter of doting parents, a faithful child of God, she has it all. Then the unthinkable happens: Dynah’s perfect life is irrevocably changed by a rape that results in an unwanted pregnancy. Her family is torn apart and 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 life within her.

This is ultimately a tale of three women, as Dynah’s plight forces both her mother and her grandmother to face the choices they made. Written with balance and compassion, The Atonement Child brings a new perspective to the most controversial topic of our times.

My thoughts...

Francine Rivers just cannot write a bad book, this one is as fabulous as all the others. Heartwrenching, eye opening, full of encouragement. The Atonement Child deals with a sensitive issue and Francine handles it beautifully.

A baby conceived of rape, an abortion, more than one generation effected, this book shows the baby is not the only victim. It sheds light on a controversy that plagues people today.This is not an easy read and it gives plenty of food for thought.

The Atonement Child gets 5 stars from me!

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