Item description for Tears in a Bottle by Sylvia Bambola...
Overview Burdened by great expectations, Becky Taylor is lying on a cold recovery table in an abortion clinic when she hears a man's voice and then gunshots. When the gunman is finished, Becky is the only one left alive in the clinic. This act brings together two strangers who both wonder if God's love and mercy are big enough for every sin.
Publishers Description Becky Taylor, a young woman burdened by great expectations, is lying on a cold recovery table in an abortion clinic when she hears a man's voice, then gunshots. She holds her breath and lies perfectly still behind the curtain. When the gunman is finished, Becky is the only one left alive in the clinic. This act brings together two strangers who both seek answers to life's most wrenching questions, mainly: Are God's love and mercy big enough for every sin? The answer transforms multiple lives.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590528778 ISBN13 9781590528778
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More About Sylvia Bambola
SYLVIA BAMBOLA was born in Romania in 1945 and spent her childhood in post-war Germany. She relocated with her family to America at the age of seven. In 1997 Sylvia founded Heritage Publishing House. She is also the author of Refiner's Fire, Tears in a Bottle, Return to Appleton, and Waters of Marah. Sylvia lives in Florida with her husband.
Sylvia Bambola currently resides in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Tears in a Bottle?
A disservice to an important issue Jun 7, 2006
I was really looking forward to reading this book because it was supposed to deal with the emotional aftermath of an extremely difficult issue (abortion more so than the clinic shooting) faced by a young girl with an unwanted pregnancy. Rather than discussng this topic in a meaningful way, the book spiraled down into extreme pro-life propoganda and ended up sounding completely ridiculous. Basically, the basis of the book consists of the following: Abortion doctors are alcoholics, operate on their patients while drunk, and molest their patients because the patients "don't have any virtue left anyway." Abortion clinic owners get filthy rich from running abortion clinics and abuse their spouses. Abortion clinics purposely make women wait to have abortions until the fetus is more developed (even if the woman wants the abortion right away in the first trimester) so the clinic can sell fetus body parts and make more money. The state health regulators let abortion clinics do whatever they want and ignore any applicable health regulations. The pro-life advocates, who are all perfect angels, are really the ones who get threatened and harassed and are being unfairly blamed for threats to abortion clinics. In fact, the shooting at the abortion clinic in this story was really masterminded by the abortion clinic owner to get rid of the drunk doctor. This book was SO extreme - and is admittedly a story of fiction - yet continued to set forth certain scenarios and statistics as "truth." I found it embarassing and the prose was not written particularly well. It does not contribute to the abortion debate in any meaningful way. I am going to see if I can return this book to this site. I wanted to give it no stars but this site makes you have a minimum of one star.
A Must-Read for Anyone with an Opinion of Abortion Jan 7, 2005
I have been in ministry to post-abortive women for several years, and still, Ms. Bambola's book took my breath away. From the first page the author captured my attention and for the first time in my life I read a novel from cover to cover in one sitting. I literally could not put it down. Never before have I seen such an all-encompassing, sensitive, true-to-life look into virtually every facet of this complex, delicate, and utterly divisive subject. I applaud Ms. Bambola for creating a safe, honest, non-exploitative look into the world of abortion and to all the ways it affects the lives of those touched by it. Whatever your opinion of abortion, this book is a must-read.
Great Book Aug 3, 2004
This book must have been very difficult for Sylvia Bambola to write. In this book, teenage Becky ends up pregnant, and everybody persuades her to have an abortion. Through the grief of losing her baby, Becky hooks up with Maggie, who helps her along the healing process.
This book gives all the brutal facts about abortion and the clinics. You don't hear a lot of this stuff in the media. Bambola talks about the devastating effects that abortion has on girls, such as the emotional trauma, inability to have children, sometimes even death.
Bambola also deals with abortion from several perspectives. She talks about the short term effects and the long term effects that girls suffer through after aborting their babies. She talks about how abortion clinics are really run. She talks about the abortion doctors and what some of them go through, and how they just shut themselves off to cope with the reality of what they are doing. She even talks about the impact of what the abortion doctors do and how it effects their families.
This is a great overview of abortion in fiction form. Atonement Child by Francine Rivers and Won By Love by Norma McCorvey are also good.
More than just novel... Jan 1, 2002
While Tears in a Bottle delves deep into the controversial issue of abortion, its focus on the emotional and spiritual issues these girls face is what really makes the book memorable. More than just a novel, this book really stays with you and forces the reader to examine society's views on unwanted pregnancy.
An important book written by a great storyteller... Dec 22, 2001
In Tears in A Bottle, Sylvia Bambola takes on the difficult and controversial subject of abortion and delivers a riveting story that deals with the deep emotion and challenges that the decision to abort a pregnancy imparts on the lives and families of women in America. Bambola weaves several compelling storylines that bring to life the physical, emotional and spiritual difficulties that often follow an abortion. The author is ambitious in her scope of covering the many sides of abortion, but she consistently delivers in terms of attention to detail as well as with an entertaining, if challenging story. Tears in A Bottle asks the reader to consider the effect of abortion on society and individuals lives and provides an uplifting solution for those struggling with their decision to abort their pregnancy.
For another excellent novel from Bambola, check out A Refiner's Fire.