From Congress to the Brothel Author:Linda Smith Horror...then hope A 13 year old girl crouches in a dark corner of a filthy brothel, her hair dirty and tangled, her eyes hollow and lifeless. The scent of a hundred men clings to her. The look on her face: note "Please help me," but "I am doomed forever." — Yet one American woman, a member of the United States Congress, overcomes her sense of r... more »evulsion - and her own personal demons - to reach out a hand of help and hope. In this unscripted, unexpected moment, the dynamic global work of Shared Hope International is born.
In the decade since, founder Linda Smith and her team have revolutionized the fight against the multi-billion dollar sex trafficking industry around the world. Shared Hope's three-pronged strategy of prevention,rescue and restoration have saved countless women and girls from the horrors of modern-day slavery.
In these pages, you'll meet several of the victims. You'll encounter their astonishing, heart-rending accounts...but you'll also witness their thrilling transformations. This is a shocking story - at times, you may want to turn away - yet it is a story of real hope, the kind of hope that changes the world.
Very fast read. I think I read this in 30-60 minutes. It was very informative and is a good intro book about human trafficking with a Christian mindset. Although I've read dozens of books on the subject, there were a couple things I did learn, so I enjoyed it and loved the analogy of the "going upstream" bit of the book. It really continued to encourage me in how I want to do more for victims.