The Atonement Child is a novel by the American author Francine Rivers. It deals with the themes of unwanted pregnancy and abortion. Francine Rivers writes from the heart with stories that both challenge and reflect our faith. Reading her novel The Atonement Child helped. TBNG Review: Dynah is engaged to one of the most esteemed students at her Christian university, on the cusp of the dawn of a wonderful life.

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Its one your pick up and don’t put down until your finished. Was that supposed to be her daughter in the future in this far fetched viscous circle of getting pregnant when you don’t want to and deciding whether or not to abort the baby.

Overall, I applaud the author for taking on this topic, especially with such sensitivity. Everything seemed to go sweep until one night, she comes home from work and gets raped by an rviers Ah, this book.

At the time that this book was published, she was already well-known and could have chosen to stick to less controversial topics to avoid offending the masses and losing her broad support base. Rivers truly has a talent for writing such things that grip your heart, making you stay till the very last page. Check out my Francine Rivers shelf! When she is raped and discovers she is pregnant, her whole world turns upside down.

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Maybe I should have known better than to read a Christian novel about rape and pregnancy, but like, five years ago Chjld read and loved Redeeming Love by the same author, so I figured I was relatively safe.

Francine Rivers did such a great job portraying the big issue of abortion in this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


I switched to Kindle pretty quickly, and I can’t really recommend the audiobook. She also learns that her grandmother was forced to have an abortion for “health reasons”. To date all of Francine Rivers’ books had made me look at live in new light.

The Atonement Child

This is probably one of my favorites books that I have read! Some times it’s so hard to follow God’s word, to Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: Reading her novel The Atonement Child helped me sort through many issues I was atojement as I processed the moral issues surrounding abortion.

The author excelled at examining marriages and family dynamics by exploring the vast range of emotions felt by Dynah, francinf parents, and her grandmother. I love anything by Francine Rivers, but this book is probably one of my favorites of hers. Veronica This is a special book with a special story of redemption and franvine. While she struggles with the decision of what to do and her faith, her family struggles and nearly falls apart in the process.

As her pro-life fiance suddenly finds abortion acceptable, and her pro-life school informs her that she will be expelled unless her pregnancy disappears, she is forced to wonder about their views of the world, what God has said in the Bible, and of her own unsteady pro-life views.

I only picked it up to read because I had nothing else. Just a moment while we sign chlld in to your Goodreads account. Written with balance and compassion, The Atonement Child brings a new perspective to the most controversial topic of our times. Jan 18, LadyCalico rated it liked it.

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers is a wonderful author. I am however not too fond of fiction that has undertones. Eventually things snapped back to the current storyline but atonemenh midway through it was exuding an almost fairytale like feeling.


Return to Book Page. Her characters could be based on real people.

Made with love rivesr TheBookNerdGirl. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [What does Dynah name her baby in the end? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Nov 07, Lindsey rated it did not like it.

There’s a lot of scripture here, which is good. I believe this to be for many famillies still today. There is no bad language and no graphic violence. The book carries the pro-life message but shows how difficult it might be to take that stance when someone is seemingly alone with their life-changing decisions.

Our nation is filled with wounded men and women. However, it is my opinion that the judging happens more often in a more subtle way than depicted in the book.

The Atonement Child

Open Preview See a Problem? May 23, Chilld Lewis rated it really liked it. Writing an angry review is cathartic, though. New layers of the plot kept being peeled back. The Atonement Child was an interesting mixture of thoroughly developed characters undergoing intense trauma mixed with a few secondary players The story of a protected, adored virgin being brutally raped and dealing with a resulting pregnancy could not have been an easy story to write.

I’m glad she shone a light on the hypocrisy that’s rampant in Christianity. While it rrivers mentioned briefly very little time was spent looking into adoption as a legitimate means for coping with unwanted pregnancy. Francine Rivers captivated my heart with yet another beautiful story that perfectly depicts the gospel. At times I felt like I’d been wandering in the desert for forty years trying to sort out the timeline.