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TBT – Francine Rivers’ The Atonement Child


So this morning, I was wondering what I should write for TBT when I recalled a conversation I had with my husband about Francine Rivers’ novel, The Atonement Child. Have you read it?

It’s a powerful story and words do not suffice to explain how life changing it is. Here’s the blurb:

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.”

Y’all this is a powerful read. At times I had to take a break because it caused me to think. My emotions went through the ringer as I’m sure you can imagine. Rape is a delicate subject and a pregnancy resulting from that heinous act is even more mind boggling. But Francine Rivers handles it with grace. She stretches the reader and the end of the day, I had to examine my beliefs on the subject and decide were they God’s or my own.

So if you haven’t read it. Do. If you have, please tell me, what did you think?

You can find Ms. Rivers at her Website and purchase her novel on Amazon.​​​​​

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