Rescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in America is a powerful novel about a modern crisis. Author Susan Norris grabbed my attention from the beginning of the book to the end. She details the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who spirals into the world of prostitution against her will. While the book is fiction, the events in the story are based on interviews with survivors of human sex trafficking in America, their families, detectives, rescue organizations and even a former pimp. The book is classified as “Young Adult” however it is very disturbing to read at times and should be read by adults.
While reading Rescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in America I felt a mixture of emotions from shock, to anger, to hope. The book is correctly named as the focus is on restoration and hope for children sold for sex. The book includes a list of nine organizations involved with fighting trafficking and promoting healing for victims. The book is written from a Christian perspective of forgiveness, compassion and restoration.
The most powerful message in the book is how easily children become victims, and how they are held captive through manipulation. My eyes were opened to the horror of this crime and disgust of the events these children experience. It saddens me to realize that Americans are using their money to pay for these children in bondage. Though I have watched television documentaries on the trafficking, nothing brought as much clarity and awareness to this as reading Rescuing Hope, a Story of Sex Trafficking in America. It changed my view to understand how children are targeted and drawn into the dark world.
Did you know 100,000 American children were sex-trafficked in 2009? The number is thought to have increased to 200,000-300,000 by now, according to the State Department and FBI.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Get a copy of the book Rescuing Hope when you click here
- Get involved with www.wellspringliving.org
- Get involved with www.outofdarkness.org
- Get involved with www.resolutionhope.org
- Get involved with www.notforsalecampaign.org
- Get involved with www.afuturenotapast.org
- Get involved with www.streetgrace.org
- Get involved with www.polarisproject.org
- Get involved with www.enditmovement.org
- Get involved with www.nightlightinternational.com
- Get involved with Christine Caine at www.thea21campgain.org
- Visit the author’s website www.susannorris.org
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