The Atonement Child is a novel by the American author Francine Rivers. It deals with the themes of unwanted pregnancy and abortion. Francine Rivers writes from the heart with stories that both challenge and reflect our faith. Reading her novel The Atonement Child helped. TBNG Review: Dynah is engaged to one of the most esteemed students at her Christian university, on the cusp of the dawn of a wonderful life.
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But I just didn’t like very much else about this book. Debating about what to do in the event of a pregnancy caused by rape makes the discussion even more heated. Then the unthinkable happens: Nov 04, Jamie rated it it was amazing. Shae This book is riveting and hard to put down. Then the unthinkable happens: I need something light after something that deep. I give it 4 stars because, while the story was wonderful, and thought compelling, there were many times when I skimmed over sections mostly the religious parts.
Retrieved from ” https: Not in the specific circumstances of rape or abortion, but in the way that Christians tend to take a legalistic view of God. Whatever your thoughts are about abortion, I think its a story worth reading.
The Atonement Child was such a good book, it thought me so much, it really opened my eyes to the post abortion depression and made me see those doctors that perform abortions daily under a new light. I think the first time I read this book I was to young to fully comprehend the emotional carnage that this book brings. Even though I’m a Christian, I almost never read Christian fiction and I think it’s going to stay that way for a long time.
Through her faith, artistry, and storytelling talent Francine brings clarity to complex issues in a way that brings healing and peace to those of us who are grappling with these issues in our own lives. Reading her novel The Atonement Child helped me sort through many issues I was facing as I processed the moral issues surrounding abortion. The reality is that all of us are broken through sin–sin in our own lives and the sin of others against us–the focus needs always to be on God and the price that has already been paid by Jesus on the cross for our sin.
Written with balance and compassion, The Atonement Child brings a new perspective to the most controversial topic of our times.
From abortion to cancer to sex before marriage,it made me feel sad, and it’s not even a good sadness. I hope that it encourages some but for me it is just not what I want in a novel.
The Atonement Child
But in this book, Rivers simply beats her point into the ground with every angle she can get. Apr 10, Joy rated it it was amazing.
Francine Rivers never fails to provoke intense reflection and a desire to live a better life. But I am completely disgusted by the way she chose to tell her story and express her opinions. You may even find yourself challenging your own church family to better educate and love their own.
The Atonement Child
In one terrifying moment, Dynah Carey’s perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, and her doting family torn apart. I guess they never read what Jesus had to say attonement that in Mathew 23 and Luke Would recommend to a friend.
Engaged to a wonderful man, the daughter of doting parents, a faithful child of God, she has it all. What a humbling thought. Some times it’s so hard to follow God’s word, to Sanctify unto me all the chuld, whatsoever openeth the womb among francinee children of Israel, both of man francinr of beast: This new edition includes discussion questions for individual or group use.
Added to the considerable research I did, and women who shared their experiences with me, I went through an intensive post-traumatic stress Bible study for post-abortive women at our local pregnancy counseling center.
Francine Rivers is a prodigious writer of Christian fiction. What I would have liked to see was how her parents reacted to her keeping the baby, if she got married, how the baby was a couple years in the future There is no bad language and no graphic violence.
The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers BOOK REVIEW
Although the rape itself is not detailed, some details of the abortion procedures are mentioned. Her life as she knows it is over, unless she does what everyone else seems to think s Francine Rivers did such a great job portraying the big issue of abortion in this book. I’m glad that the author didn’t make all the Christians “good guys” and the non-Christians “bad guys”.
Maybe I should have known better than to read a Christian novel about rape and pregnancy, but lik Warning: Where will the counsel of her parents and grandparents take her? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
After givers years of being imprisoned by guilt and shame, I was free through the power and love of God. She weaves this tale from a pro-life point of view, and this book will resonate most with those coming from that perspective, but it can be a great read for anyone.
Rivers portray this struggle so beautifully, so real to live. She could be an anchor in stormy seas, or she could let him drift onto the rocks. To view it, click here.