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The Atonement Child
The Atonement Child
Author: Francine Rivers
Readers will enjoy and be challenged by this best-selling contemporary fiction novel by popular author Francine Rivers. When tragedy strikes Dynah, a devout Christian with a bright future, the Carey family struggles to cope. In considering the question of abortion, Dynah and her family must come to terms with God's provision and goodness and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780842300520
ISBN-10: 084230052X
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 269 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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sarah5775 avatar reviewed The Atonement Child on + 386 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This is a moving story about a college student who is raped and becomes pregnant. She has to decide what to do- whether to have the baby or abort. While this novel isn't action packed, it good. It is a character study of one family and how they deal with the horrible crime of rape and the subsequent pregnancy. At times this book made me sad, other times angry, and sometimes moved. It's the only book I've read by Rivers but I hope to find and read more.
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Helpful Score: 6
An unwed pregnant college student is able to find redemption but not without a lot of ups and downs and twist and turns. In her fantastic story telling way Francine Rivers weaves another tale of God's love and redemption like no other author has ever done. This is my forth River's novel and I want to read every thing her pen has touched. Every time Francine's subjects turn a corner you want to cheer or scream no don't do that but God's divine will always comes thru in the end. Loved the book. If you or anyone you know has ever had an abortion this is a must read for them. It will help them deal with the grief that dwells within their heart and know that God does forgive.
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Helpful Score: 6
Another great Francine Rivers' story. Deals with some pretty major topics (rape & abortion), but with tenderness. Teaches God's mercy & love through 2nd chances.
keeperathome avatar reviewed The Atonement Child on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Mrs. Rivers has a wonderful way of discussing very current and relavant topics in a fiction story which brings the issue to your heart. The Atonement Child is very exemplary of this. She portrays the issue of Abortion in a very real and complete picture. She boldly approaches every aspect and people's opinions about abortion. In the end she encourages and even dares the reader to see through the issue to God on the other side.
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Helpful Score: 4
Amazing. A heartbreaking story about a young Christian woman's struggle with the choice of adoption after becoming pregnant from a rape.
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sweetiepetey avatar reviewed The Atonement Child on
Heartbreakingly intense but very worth the sorrow you endure to get to the truth.
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I just discovered Francine Rivers and I love her books. this book kept my attention right to the last page. It is a about the consequences of abortion.
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Very sobering book if abortion bothers one's conscience.
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Dynah's life was good. Good parents, good grades and a great fiance. But then the unthinkable happened, rape and from that, a baby. Her seemingly rock-solid faith is shaken as she makes the most difficult choice of her life.
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I absolutely LOVE Francine Rivers's books. She knows how to keep my attention and that's saying a lot! This was a great story, but, not one of her best. I still would recommend reading it for, as do all the books of hers, it has a great lesson.
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Good but not her best work
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A tremendous story dealing with the power of God's forgiveness and love in the midst of great pain reminding us that God never leaves us - It is a book that you will not want to put down until you finish it.


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