The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers {Book Review}

The Atonement ChildBook Five StarsThe Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Overview:

A beautiful repackaged edition of Francine Rivers’s classic novel that breaks through the many taboos surrounding abortion. 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. 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 untimely life within her. (Quoted from


Some books are good. Some are simply GREAT.

This is one of the great ones.

A longer read at 372 pages, it may seem a bit formidable. However, within the first few paragraphs Francine grips you with this horrifying and redemptive story. As each page turns you truly watch beauty from ashes being unfolded in black and white print. Francine Rivers brings to life one of our worst nightmares in this story of rape and pregnancy. She then deals with abortion, compassion, and Biblical counsel head on. While it is story format, the lessons are jumping off the pages as the individual and overall message impacts the reader’s heart.

I appreciate this book so and it’s message so very much. It is a must read for everyone…however, I would use caution in allowing a young teen to read this as it does deal with some very raw topics. At the same time, Francine does an amazing job of writing with real honesty all the while being glorifying to God in everything and not “over sharing”.

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