Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers

This was a great piece of fiction with a powerful message. I'd like to see this book become a movie because it's message could impact many and it seems more people are willing to spend a couple hours watching a movie instead reading.

Back of Book Says:

In one horrific, terrifying moment, Dynah 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 end the untimely life within her.

Discussion Questions - Spoiler Alert

Pages 375-376 in the book shares the following support groups:

The following national organizations have information and referrals for postabortion counseling and support groups in your area:

American Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 487
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Please call 1-800-634-2224
for referrals for medical,
legal, and emotional

Care Net
109 Carpenter Drive
Suite 100
Sterling, VA 20164
Please call 1-800-395-HELP
for a referral to the closest
Care Net Crisis Pregnancy
Center in your area.

Heartbeat International
7870 Olentangy River Road
Suite 304
Columbus, OH 43235-1319

National Office of Post-
Abortion Reconciliation
and Healing
P.O. Box 07477
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0477
(Will give referrals to Project
Rachel programs in
Catholic dioceses)

Open Arms
P.O. Box 9292
Colorado Springs, CO 80932

Victims of Choice, Inc.
P.O. Box 815
Naperville, IL 60566-0815
(Offers guidebook for
one-on-one abortion-
recovery counseling

Life After Assault League, Inc.
Kay Zibolsky
1336 W. Lindbergh
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-739-4489
Fax: 920-739-1990

ISBN-10: 0-8423-0052-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-8423-0052-0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was such an AWESOME book! I've read and wouldn't mind reading it again. I am always glued to Francines books like a fly on sticky paper. I do believe the decisions made in this book would really be what God's answer was to the issue at hand.

Andrea L.