Atonement Child Paperback – Feb 27 1999
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About the Author
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 highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist.
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 grandchildren.
Liz Higgs portrays Dynah Careys struggle with rape and her difficult decision to abort the resulting pregnancy, a decision that profoundly affects her relationship with her family. With her versatile vocal range, Higgs depicts Dynahs feelings of victimization, which challenge her rock-solid faith. She depicts Dynahs sense of betrayal--first, by her fianc, and then by her college dean, who tells her to leave to protect her fiancs reputation. Detailed characterization gives the sense of multiple narrators. Higgss portrayal of Dynahs rising anxiety as she waits for God to provide answers is especially believable. Higgs empathy and sensitivity animate the entire reading. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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With me myself being a Christian I could really relate to what Dynah was struggling with. I mean its really easy to say something until it actually hits home. The subject of abortion is a complicated subject , but I think Francine Rivers did an excellent job portraying what people put up to that decision go through. She also shows the long term affects an abortion can have on people, through the mom and grandma's abortions. She also so the affects it has on others, like Ethan, Joe and Dynah's father.
After Dynah brakes off her engagement to Ethan, she moves home to her parents. She moves home because the dean kicks her out of school for being pregnant. She had not yet told her parents that she is pregnant or that she got raped. When she does return home and tell her parents it brings up stuff from there past, and causes problem between her parents. She learn that her mother had an abortion before she met her father. After this Dynah runs away, because she feels like things are her fault, and starts to work at a little diner. Until Joe comes and finds her and convinces her she must go back.Read more ›
I have to agree with some of the other reviews when they say that it seems like everyone in the book has had an abortion. Okay so I get that the book has to do with that topic and I'm not saying that there aren't many people who get them, but honestly what are the odds that everyone around Dynah has had one or been a part of one? That did become a bit predictable and you just came to expect that from every character.
I didn't like all the insight into random people's lives because I found no particular reason for it, I could have understood if that particular person had a special place in the book, but it just seemed like it was page fillers. For example there is a part in the book that Dynah's grandmother is gathered with all her friends and they talk about a bunch of things that although great, I kept on thinking how those multitude of pages could have been used towards more information of Dynah, the baby, Joe (Dynah's friend) and the multitude of questions left unanswered at the end of the book.Read more ›
I am Mindy or so it seems
im wrapped in this bubble ,its dark but it's clean
My mommy feeds me all the right foods
she exercises daily and reads to me at noon
I can't wait to come out and see her soon
I hope she loves me,I hope she approves
I have this great plan,once im out
to tell moommy i love her i'll jump and shout
Mommy u are the best ,there is no doubt.....
I'm scared mommy those tools did hurt
I thought u loved me,why did u abort
please answer for im with dirt
Goodbye mom i really did care
mabey in heaven u will explain to me there
P.S God offers healing and forgiveness,just ask!!
If u would like to reach me i am at:[e-mail address]
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One of the best books I've read but then I seem to love all The novels by this writer. She writes with feeling and understanding for the situation her characters have been placed... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laura Falk
Enjoyed it very much. I enjoy reading all the books I have read by Francine Rivers.Published 8 months ago by Marlene Walc
I had an abortion when I was 17, and have regretted it ever since. This book is a powerful tool to remind us of how the enemy plays with us and uses even those closest to us to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Delightful Dee
I love how Francine Rivers writes to he'll us see the perspective of everyone in the story. This book helped me assess my beliefs regarding abortion, and how God views it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lori Butler
A novel dealing with the focus of abortion and it's many scanarios and emotional implications for both womn and men. Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2013 by Elizabeth
I really enjoy Francine Rivers novels but this one was mediocre in comparison to other I have read from her. Read morePublished on June 30 2013 by Michelle Taylor
I love all her books. They are such a great way to experience God's love through any circumstance. What a delight!Published on Feb. 25 2013 by Sophy Munro
This book really disappointed me. I agree with the reader who said it seemed like every woman in the book had had an abortion. I also really didn't like Dynah all that much. Read morePublished on May 5 2004
It took me all of a day and a half to read this book. This book is so powerful and inspiring, you will immediately want to recommend it to any and everyone. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Jessica