Stolen by Katariina Rosenblatt, PhD with Cecil Murphey
“’Sex trafficking doesn’t happen here,’ people often say, especially those from small towns. If it doesn’t happen where they live, they’re not personally affected. “It’s a terrible thing,” they admit, but it’s also removed from them. Or so they want to believe. And yet, sex trafficking happens everywhere, and no city or small town is immune.” –Katariina Rosenblatt
Do we have blinders on when it comes to such a gut-wrenching topic as human trafficking, especially when it comes to children? Do we think it only happens in the movies and on TV?
Unfortunately, the sex trade is a multi-billion dollar business. They prey on unsuspecting children—girls and boys. They snatch them at a young age and trap them for a long time with promises of fortune and a love they crave.
Stolen is an eye-opener into this world of deception and lies. This book is not for the faint of heart. It made me angry and at times I wanted to put it down, but it held my interest and I found myself turning page after page! I needed to know how it ended.
Katariina Rosenblatt takes us into this world from her first-hand experience of being lured at the young age of thirteen. It will shock you how her “friend” lets her believe she’s chosen. Katariina was a perfect victim. She was lonely and came from an abusive situation. She craved attention.
She was not only lured once but repeatedly. This book is a story of hope. She’s a survivor and is now using her experience to help others. God rescued her over and over throughout her life. You will see just how powerfully when you read the book. I won’t spoil it for you!
My only negative comment about the book is there are portions that are a bit choppy and don’t seem to flow as nicely as others. However, I give it four out of five stars. Everyone should read this book.
This quote says it all!
“Stolen is a warning, a celebration of survival, and a beacon of hope that will inspire you.”
Put this book on your list to read. It will not only open your eyes but move you to want to help others.
**Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**
Hi Darlene… Thanks for sharing this title… such a heart wrenching subject and one I will be ordering… well written…
Hugs from Alberta
It’s amazing how God intervened in each situation in her life!
Whoa! It does, indeed, sound like a heart-wrenching read … but also a great testimony of God’s ability and desire to mend even those who are not only broken but shattered.
Definitely a great testimony! Her story will inspire you!