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Rescuing Hope: A Story of Sex Trafficking in America {Book Review} — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Barbie,

    This article caught my eye today. I am so glad you are bringing attention to this. This is a major, major problem. I could go on and on about this but will keep it short. I am a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. I also live in one of the highest sex trafficking areas in the whole country and the USA has very high stats too. The majority of people have no clue this is going on. Most also have no clue how much rape in general is going on. 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted in their life and only 1 in 10 ever report! These numbers are maddening to me. What makes me even sicker is how society and our culture down plays this and how the victims are perceived and treated. It is a very viscous cycle that is extremely hard to break. It is heart breaking to see this playing out in my area. I will have to read this book. Another book relating to this kind of thing is called “Half The Sky” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDUNN. It is about real life stories all over the world.

    • Thank you so much Heather. As a prayer leader in my house of prayer, we often take 2 hour sets and pray against human trafficking. It grieves my heart but I know that God has given me a platform to share. I am hopeful more opportunities will come my way to use my blog to share. This book, although not a true story, was so eye opening for me. Just a couple of weeks ago, they found a woman who was being held, against her will, in a hotel just blocks from where I live. I appreciate you stopping by to leave this comment. Blessings!

  2. Barbie,
    Thank you so much for sharing your platform with Hope today. This is a growing issue and we need to sound the alarm and wake our nation up to this atrocity. Thank you for raising your voice for hope.
    If you or your readers have any questions about the issue or the book, please feel free to email me at susan@susannorris.org.
    Blessings,
    Susan

  3. I just watched a news report on trafficking and yes, my heart absolutely breaks for these girls, some as young as three years old! I look at my own children and my mind cannot understand the actions of people. What scares me is that the men who commit these crimes don’t look like monsters, but like us. Thank you for keeping this out in the open, in the light for all to see!

  4. Hi Barbie,
    Sex trafficking is everywhere and it is totally wrong and so very sad for those who are stolen. :'( I live off of an Indian Reserve and I know that there is a lot of sex trafficking going on down there. So much evil happening that my husband and I were moved to drive along the reserve road and pray and rebuke this evil that is mounting.
    1 1/2 year ago a young girl was raped and murdered around my home town. The whole town was on alert for this creep and I was so worried for my daughter who had to take the bus to the university every day. I was so scared for her to walk off the bus to my husband office which was only a 2 minute walk away but there was a small stretch that she had to walk that was in a dark place. I asked one of her friends that rode the bus with her to please walk with her to the office and have his mom pick him up there instead of the bus stop. My nerves were on alert and I spent a lot of time just praying for protection. I cannot imagine what it is like to loose your child to sex trafficking and not know what has happened to them.

    Thanks for sharing this review.

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