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The Atonement Child

By Francine Rivers (Author) & Liz Curtis Higgs (Read by)
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Item description for The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers & Liz Curtis Higgs...

Dynah Carey finds her life and her faith put to the test after she is raped and faced with an unwanted pregnancy.

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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.

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Item Specifications...

Format: Abridged,   Audiobook,   CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.78" Width: 4.99" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Jul 6, 2007
Publisher   OASIS AUDIO #514
Edition  Abridged  
ISBN  1598592610  
ISBN13  9781598592610  

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More About Francine Rivers & Liz Curtis Higgs

Francine Rivers Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books, and then re-released by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.

Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published more than 20 novels with Christian themes - all bestsellers- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers’ of America Hall of Fame. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel The Last Sin Eater was released in theaters by Fox Faith. In March 2010, Francine officially became a New York Times bestselling author, when Her Mother’s Hope debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream, debuted at #12 on the same list just 6 months later, in September, 2010. Francine’s novels have been translated into over twenty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.

Francine and her husband Rick live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their five grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Francine Rivers currently resides in the state of California. Francine Rivers was born in 1947.

Francine Rivers has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Softcover Originals
  2. El Legado de Marta
  3. Lineage of Grace (Hardcover)
  4. Mark of the Lion
  5. Marta's Legacy
  6. Sons of Encouragement (Hardcover)
  7. Thorndike Christian Fiction
  8. Thorndike Core

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Atonement Child?

Mixed feelings  Nov 8, 2008
All in all, I thought this was a good book. It kept me very engaged and I read it very quickly. I agree with what some others said, in that I was shocked that after hearing about Dynah's Christ centered and wholesome upbringing, her parents marriage and very character so very quickly disintegrated. It was clear that it was not just Dynah's pregnancy that was the cause, these issues have been around for years, and the amount of anger and resentment that so quickly surfaced was just...unbelievable for a family of Christ followers. Not that Christians are perfect of course...but this was a bit, okay a lot, much. I also had mixed feeling on Francine Rivers' clearly trying to push the idea that any birth control at all is wrong. I was really shocked and put off by that. Dynah's thought process when she refuses the morning after pill, and the rest of the book make clear that Rivers' doesn't believe that any form of birth control is ever acceptable. I find that ascertation shocking and dangerous. I can not believe that any one would fault a rape victim for taking the morning after pill. And Rivers' states that birth control pills are abortificants. I find that a bit much. The abortion clinic director is certainly portrayed as a monster with no heart. And finally, when Granny is discussing abortion with her friends, and one shares that her granddaughter had one, because the pregnancy was 6 months sooner then planned, I kind of wanted to throw the book across the room. While that MAY happen, I think its incredibly hard to believe that a happily married couple who looked forward to having children someday would actually abort b/c it was sooner then planned. I do not believe that people really believe the rhetoric about it being 'just tissue' to that extent.
A must read!!  Sep 24, 2008
This is a must read. It is a difficult subject but denying it does not help the problem any. We need to stand firm and pray!
Just Okay  Sep 2, 2008
As a fan of Francine Rivers' Biblical fiction, I hate to write anything less than complimentary but I have to say honestly this is not her best work. It seems like every other character in the book has had an abortion. I can think of other ways to drive home the point that abortion is a devastating experience other than having multiple characters disclosing their own personal stories about the exact same thing over and over again throughout the plot. The book was overall engaging, but a bit tiresome.
very real!  Aug 20, 2008
I loved this book! Working at a crisis pregnancy center as well as knowing girls who have gone through this situation themselves, I thought the book was acurate. As a Christian I thought the struggles between, her and God were very accurate too. Being a Christian doesn't mean happy all the time, but through struggles we question God, we doubt, we hurt, yet we trust in God to answer those prayers and trust Him enough to go to him when we are hurting the most. I thought the book was greatly written and the characters portrayed great. Ethan is a real guy...I see all the time. Her roommate thinks she knows the best for her but doesn't. Her parents want the "best" for their daughter yet they forget to deal with their own feelings and past. It was very real and I loved the book!
Atonement Child  Apr 27, 2008
Atonement Child from Francine Rivers is a pivotal book dealing with the issue of abortion. At times, it has been criticized for not being realistic enough, but to those who've said that, they've missed the point. Though it was written in 1997 and some of the references might seem a bit dated, the message stays the same. If you were stripped of all your comforts; home, friends, future . . . would you still serve God? I read this book when it first came out, when Christian Fiction with issues was a new genre. I decided to read it again when it tumbled from my book closet. I'm glad I did.

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