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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Dynah is a girl cnild has loved God all her life and she is currently in college and engaged to the future pastor, Ethan. Seriously, “Will you marry me? Her life as she knows it is over, unless she does what everyone else seems to think s Francine Rivers did such a great job portraying the big issue of abortion in this book.

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers BOOK REVIEW

Gotta get it folks! There’s a lot of scripture here, which is good. I wonder how many women are out there that no one knows what they have gone through or suffered in the course of their lives after having an abortion, whether out of choice or possibly atonemeht forced or coerced into one. Stonement simply tells the story of Dynah, a young woman faced with a devastating choice.

This is a hard topic for anyone to discuss and while the novel itself is an excellent read Rivers is by far one of my favorite authorsAtondment was surprised to find out how close the issue was for the author The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers follows the story of a young college girl who is raped and finds herself pregnant. Without revealing spoilers I was very disapointed with an ending I felt was rushed and forced and there were certain plot points that I found completely unrealistic.


This book will What a deep read!

Marika Because I absolutley loved Rivers’s Mark of the Lion series and Redeeming Love and consider them some of my favorite books of all time I was very disapointed when I finished this book.

Possibly, she figured all Christian readers are idiots, so she doesn’t have to worry about accuracy or Truth–just like the Supreme Court decision she so severely bemoans in the book.

Even the discussion questions at the end of the book were all about abortion and had nothing to do with sexual violence, so there’s no possible excuse to make for the author’s agenda.

The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers BOOK REVIEW – The Book Nerd Girl

Riverw it was mentioned briefly very little time was spent looking into adoption as a legitimate means for coping with unwanted pregnancy. Some times it’s so hard to follow God’s word, to do what He wants. Just the shame and disappointment that Dinah vhild forced to go through and the struggle to decide what to do with her child and the choices rivere makes to give her baby the best chance in life is truly redemptive and wonderful.

Sep 26, Samantha Tankersley rated it did not like it. I see it in my own family and seeing the courage Dynah has to overcome it, stop the cycle and begin again is overwhelming for such a young women. I’m really giving this 4. This book is not suitable for children and may disturb some sensitive readers.

After twenty-six years of being imprisoned by guilt and shame, I was free through the power and love of God. New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers had a successful writing career as a romance novelist. This is probably one of my favorites books that I have read! It was like an onion. I’ve never had francibe experience with abortion, nor cnild anyone personally who has, but this book sure made me think hard about the subject and see things from different views that I had not considered before.


The story was predictable. He was very caring and understanding, and tried to help people as much as he could. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [What does Dynah agonement her baby in the end?

Jan 29, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was amazing Shelves: I hate to say it because I love her other works but this one fell short.

The Atonement Child

I’m glad she shone a light on the hypocrisy that’s rampant in Christianity. Since this book was a Christian novel about an unwanted pregnancy, one would also expect a strong anti-abortion message, but one also would expect a novel. And how many people in one story can have an abortion that ruinned their lives and gave them cancer????

What I would have liked to see was how her parents reacted to her keeping the baby, if she got married, how the baby was a couple years in the future Jul 13, Amy rated it it was amazing.

Her latest bestseller is The Masterpiece, published in February I’m inclined to read anything by Rivers.