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Moody Book Review: “The White Umbrella: Walking with survivors of sex trafficking” by Mary Frances Bowley

Title: The White Umbrella: Walking with survivors of sex trafficking

Author: Mary Frances Bowley

Type: Non-fiction

Number of pages: 200

Source: Moody Publishing Blogging program: http://mpnewsroom.com/

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Description: 

Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable, but they are not without hope.

The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration.

This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.

 

My Review:

This book is one that you’re sure not to forget. And one that should definitely be read by anyone who is considering working with (or even praying for) survivors of the sex-trafficking trade.
It gave me such a better view into what the girls and women go through *after* they are out of that slavery, and what you can do to help them.
It was very sad, too – I expected that. It is real-life accounts; some told by the women that went through it themselves.
This book is a gem. Wellspring Living Program is amazing and I wish I had the opportunity to volunteer there.
I had to take my time with this book, and sometimes take a step back from it, because it was heavy and hit hard. But it was so good and so helpful. I know I will look back on it many times. I have learned much from it, which I appreciated it.
Really, I think this is a must-read for those considering involving themselves in the campaign to end sex-trafficking.
It is an amazing and awe-inspiring book. But do read with ‘caution’ – this isn’t a fluffy happy read. It is a serious plight of women everywhere.

 

Thank you to Moody Publishing for my review copy. :)

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.

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Author:

I am a 21 year old homeschool graduate who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

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