The Atonement Child

The Atonement Child

Book - 2012
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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.

This new edition includes discussion questions for individual or group use.

Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, 2012, c1997
ISBN: 9780842300520
Branch Call Number: FIC RIV
Characteristics: viii, 396 p. ;,21 cm.


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Mar 05, 2018

One of my favorite books- love Francine Rivers. This book is beautiful, unique, romantic, and keeps Jesus at the center:) would 100% recommend.

Oct 06, 2014

Awesome book of a young woman coming of age and believing the word of God and not taking the easy way out in life. Beautifully written!!!

May 23, 2014

This is a well-written, nitty gritty, tell-it-like-it-is book about abortion. It's a valuable book for Christians who want to face the issue with honesty. When it comes to controversial topics, there's no one better than Francine Rivers at dissecting the problem and being fair but uncompromising. For non-Christians, Rivers presents, in "Atonement Child", a side of Christianity they have probably never seen. It's the aspect of Christianity that demands integrity from Christ's followers, in every part of their lives. For a look at child abuse and prostitution, Rivers' "Redeeming Love" is another eye-opener. - See more at:

May 04, 2012

May 4, 2012...Was shelving this yesterday, and decided to read it. I think we all need to think about this subject a little bit more than we do.
May 10, 2012.....finished it this morning. Pretty emotional.....gets you thinking......but not everyone has a knight in shining armour to come to the rescue.......or maybe we do and just don't know it yet.....??? Anyway, I've been lucky enough not to have to deal with this so far.....hopefully never?!

kpalichuk Sep 09, 2009

I think I was expecting more than this book delivered.

Sep 03, 2009

A gripping story about a woman victimized by rape and the unwanted pregnancy that results. Deeply moving and thought-provoking.

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