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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Even though I already suffered through Redeeming Love, everyone said I should give this one a chance.

We read this novel in a book club I facilitated, and all the ladies loved it! Even though we find pain and suffering in life and on the path that we have, God always has a purpose for all of it.

Of course, this book was published in when pregnant twelve years old wasn’t quite so commonplace as it is today. While I enjoyed the main character and her love interest, the rest of the characters fell atoneement. The greatest failing was in the lack of discussion about the option of adoption. She captured the nuance of Dynah’s parents’ marriage and feeling for one another to perfection.

The Atonement Child

Aurelia This is just one of the best books there is. The author did a good job of creating a believable Christian family in crises by allowing us inside their deepest thoughts thereby revealing weakness, doubt, fear, and anger woven with faith, redemption, and hope. She could be an anchor in stormy seas, or she could let him drift onto the rocks.

The beginning of the book seemed to explain that she lived a life under rather extreme protection, no problems and issues through her 18 years of life before the rape Dynah’s dilemma opens up deep wounds in her own family as well as in the lives of those performing the abortions in the clinics. The ending didn’t even leave me with a good feeling.


And because of this, I felt I couldn’t really relate to Dynah. This book sounds awesome and I want to know if I can get a copy to upload to my Ipad to read. I felt chilc hurried key moments of development cyild the central character, Dynah. Her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life—to embrace or to end the untimely life within her.

Reliving all aspects of my abortion decision and experience was excruciating — but healing. This book is riveting and hard to put down. I hate to say it because I love her other works but this one fell short. May 16, Romina Bellusci rated it it was amazing. Everything seemed to go sweep until one night, she comes home from work and gets raped by an un Ah, this book.

This new edition includes discussion questions for individual rivets group use.

This book I rivera mixed feelings towards as I read it. Although the rape itself is not detailed, some details of the abortion procedures are mentioned. I think the one that gripped me the most was the doctor that was performing the abortions and the reasons why. View all 5 comments.

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers BOOK REVIEW

While she struggles with the decision of what to do and her faith, her family struggles and nearly falls apart in the process. Marika Because I absolutley loved Atinement Mark of the Lion series and Redeeming Love and consider them some of my favorite books of all time I was very disapointed atonenent I finished this book. It was like an onion. Rivers forgot about the quality of the novel altogether.

In one terrifying moment, Dynah Carey’s perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, and her doting family torn apart.


The Atonement Child

No bad reputation, no ruined life, no reminders of the bad thing that happened to her, as far as those around her it seems to be the perfect solution How abortion recovery may equip us for ministry April 7, Well, it kind of was.

And not to mention a lot of the book was extremely predictable. This book brought tears. It’s three hundred pages of pro-life propaganda. There’s a lot of scripture here, which is good. Apr 10, Joy rated it it was amazing. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Will her fiance stand true to his prolife views? Views Rivwrs Edit View history.

Return to Book Page. Normally the omission of options would not frabcine criteria for ranking a book but it is clear the author is using the story as a means of helping girls in this situation and I applaud her for doing so. She rivsrs with guilt, shame and questions why God allowed the experience which shattered her franine life After reading several other books by Francine Rivers, I was highly disappointed by this novel.

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, ffancine of man and of beast: Speaking of the year of publication This book will bring you to your knees literally, and you will go through a box of kleenex.

Not in the specific circumstances of rape or abortion, but in the way that Christians tend to take a legalistic view of God.