Monday, June 10, 2013


In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. But it is her father’s faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha’s well-being. Is Chung-Cha’s father right to be such a vocal believer? Or is he a fool to bring danger on the head of his only daughter?

Chung-Cha is only a girl of twelve and is too young to answer such questions. Yet she is not too young to face a life of imprisonment and forced labor. Her crime? Being the daughter of a political traitor.

“The Beloved Daughter” follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps of the contemporary free world. Will Chung-Cha survive the horrors of Camp 22? And if she does survive, will her faith remain intact?

 "The Beloved Daughter" is Alana Terry's debut Christian novel and was a winner in the Women of Faith writing contest.

  My thoughts...

This is such a gut wrenching book, many Christians think they face persecution when they really don't have a clue. Chung-Cha faced more than most of us would ever know about!

At the age of twelve, she and her parents were arrested for their belief in Jesus and thrown into a North Korean Labor camp, the horrors begin. The parents are forced to watch their child be abused and are ordered to denounce their faith in Jesus Christ. I couldn't bear the thought of seeing this happen to my children.

Chung-Cha is placed in solitary confinement, is tortured, starved, told her father has denounced Christ and more. What an amazing story of one little girls faith in God and the horrors she endured for her beliefs.

The author has given us a glimpse into what real persecution is, the faith of this child will touch your heart. I highly recommend this book!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Alana Terry said...

Thank you for your nice review, JoyAnne!