Last year I read Francine Rivers book, And the Shofar Blew, and loved it. Although it’s “fiction” there are many trues that every pastor and his family should keep their eyes open for.

I hadn’t read any of Ms. Rivers other books, because they were more historical fiction. (not something I can get excited about – sorry) But I came across The Atonement Child and decided to read it. (Especially when I picked it up used for $2!!) I wasn’t disappointed! Dynah Carey had everything a girl could, loving godly parents, a fiancé that was destined to be a great pastor, when tradegy hit. Dynah’s life is turned upside when she is raped and then forced to face hard decisions. It’s a story of healing and forgiveness. I can’t relate with the pain that women face from having an abortion. But this story reminded me of the importance of forgiveness and their need to find it for themselves. And the importance of the church to support brothers and sisters in the Lord, not destroy them!
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