Sunday, November 14, 2010

Forgotten Girls

Forgotten Girls by Kay Marshall Strom & Michele Rickett is an incredibly eye opening book. It is not exactly an easy read, but I tried not to let it affect me. This book is about real stories of little girls being abused and hurt and abandoned. Not a pretty picture. It makes me enraged. Why is nothing being done for these girls? It is a moving book and it for sure makes you want to get involved.

About The Book: Think of the little girls you know: your daughter, a niece, a friend's child. And then think about this: little girls are tossed away every day. All over the world, women and girls face *starvation *displacement *illiteracy *sexual exploitation *abuse. In fact, statistics show that the worlds most oppressed are overwhelmingly female. Moved by their plight, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett took a trip across continents to partner with ministries working to help females and to interview girls in some of the most difficult places in the world. These pages hold those girls' stories: stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage, and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God's eyes, in the midst of cultures that have rejected them. They are stories of rescue and redemption by God working through compassionate people - people like you. These pages might hold pieces of your story as well, as the authors invite you to pray and speak on behalf of the millions of women and girls who still need to know how much they're worth. For each of the five sections of the book--physical suffering, education, sexual protection, prison and war, and spiritual life--the authors provide specific, practical action steps and prayer points that allow you to get involved as God leads. Opening these pages will open your eyes to situations you couldn't imagine, to places you've probably never been and to young girls--not so different from the ones you know--who are dearly loved by God. And our powerful God will help us as we read, speak and pray on their behalf, that the forgotten might become free.

About The Authors: Kay Marshall Strom is a professional writer who has written more than thirty books, including Harvest of Hope. She now partners with her husband (Daniel Kline) as Kline, Strom International, Inc., and together they have spoken on various topics to well over 100,000 people in more than twenty countries.

Michele Rickett is founder and president of Sisters In Service, an international ministry mobilizing advocates to equip women against poverty, oppression, exploitation and spiritual darkness in the world’s hardest places through practical grassroots projects. Together, Strom and Rickett have over thirty years in international ministry and are coauthors of Daughters of Hope.

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Received a copy of this book for review from InterVarsity Press.

1 comment:

  1. This would be incredibly hard to read but I'm sure it was important to read. Sad!


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