Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 80,000 American children are lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued.
Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped—more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped.
As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child—a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.
A Former Muslim's Extraordinary Journey to Heaven and Encounter with Jesus
It starts as a story ripped from the headlines of the war-torn Middle East. An extremist faction of Muslims bombs a church during a service. The one door in the back isn't big enough for five hundred people trying to escape. Many die. But after the chaos and fire and smoke, one woman comes back to life.
In this thrilling true tale, death does not have the final word. From the first time Samaa heard the Lord Jesus calling her out of Islam into faith in him, till she met him face to face in heaven, her life is marked by God's supernatural love and power. Commissioned by Jesus at that heavenly meeting to bear witness to all she had experienced, today Samaa tells all who will listen her miraculous, extraordinary story.
Full of hope and encouragement, and overflowing with Jesus' love, her riveting account reveals the power of God to break through any circumstance—and is a moving reminder that, in a place beyond what we can imagine, we have a Savior waiting to welcome us "face to face."
Firsthand Encounters with Jesus in the Darkest Moments of Life
In the hard times of life, we all long for a glimpse of God—of his face, his glory, his presence with us. Nancy Ravenhill, daughter-in-law of the renowned Leonard Ravenhill, author of "Why Revival Tarries," has had a lifetime of such supernatural encounters. Starting during a traumatic childhood, Jesus has met her face to face in her darkest moments, revealing the layers of compassion and love he has for all his children.
"Through a lifetime of personal experiences with the living God," she says, "I've learned that when we are helpless and alone, Jesus will rescue us and light the path ahead." Now, for the first time, she shares her remarkable stories and offers encouragement that will leave you astounded—and inspired—by our mighty God, who still reaches out to comfort the hearts of his children.
An amazing story of faith amidst the horrors of the Holocaust, The Hiding Place has a richly-deserved place among the "Christian classics."
Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.
Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people. For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continues to declare that God's love will overcome, heal, and restore.
Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God.
In lively prose Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus fifty incredible heroines of the faith. From Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Anne Hutchison to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten Boom, women both famous and admirable live again under DeRusha's expert pen.
These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to readers that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.
The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. The screaming match she had with her grandmother was the reason she went to church. What she found there was the Reason she is alive today.
With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and more—and her ultimate salvation. She asks the hard questions so many young people are asking—"Why am I here?" "Why am I empty?" "Why should I go on living?"—showing readers that beyond the temporary highs and the soul-crushing lows there is a reason they exist and a purpose for their lives.
She not only gives readers a peek down the rocky path that led her to become a vocalist in the hardcore band Flyleaf, but she shows them that the same God is guiding their steps today.