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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View all 42 comments. It also broke my heart to read that she was shunned by the College she was studying in because they don’t want her to stain the school’s reputation that there might be talks that she rovers pregnant out of wedlock because she refused to announce to the world that she got raped understandable, with trauma and all.

At the time that this book was published, she was already well-known and could have chosen to stick to less controversial topics to avoid offending the masses and losing her broad support base. Indeed, those who don’t like this book have focused on the overt pro-life stance and the fact that it is “overly preachy. Jun 26, Michaela Matzke rated it it was amazing. I understand that her goal was to unpack abortion, and the regrets and ramifications it causes; however, this book felt like a con list for the procedure thinly veiled by a “story,” rather than a well-written plot about a central issue.

Yet, while Dynah was a nineteen year old college student with many options available to her most girls who find themselves pregnant are much younger and cgild is almost always the very best option.

The Atonement Child

I have to say that I expected something a bit more rivesr from a christian author. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


Even the cjild 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.

It was like an onion.

I have some friends who sadly got writ of their baby, yes it IS a baby and I refuse to call it “the problem” or the “fetus”, they all confirmed what Francine wrote about, even if they may not believe in God, they all agree that they regret their decision and they will carry that weight for the rest of their lives.

Trivia About The Atonement Child. Dynah is heading for the American Christian dream–pretty, popular, doing well at school, prospective pastor boyfriend etc. I saw some that I knew personally. Our nation is filled with wounded men and women. Or embrace the life that has formed within her? After reading several other books by Francine Rivers, I was highly disappointed by this novel.

It’s definitely very realistic in the what goes through the girl’s mind when there’s rape involved, especially a girl who is a Christian. Apr 10, Joy rated it it was amazing.

Rather, it highlights what happens to every Christian every day. When she is raped and discovers she is pregnant, her whole world turns upside down.

To me the Truth is important–not less so for a Christian, but more so. Product Description Dynah Carey knew where her life was headed. Selected pages Title Page. So, perhaps if given the chance to write the same story set in the current time frame this oversight would be attended to more carefully. My only warning would be to any one that has been touched personally by abortion.

The Atonement Child First edition. I read this at a time when a woman made news for being fired from her teaching job after becoming pregnant, and while under different circumstances; I find myself questioning the morality.


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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That would solve it all. The struggle Dynah endures is heartrending and the decisions she is forced to make tug at the heart strings. And not to mention a lot of the book was extremely predictable. Francine Rivers captivated my heart with yet another beautiful story that perfectly depicts the gospel.

The main character, Dinah, a godly young lady, who is serving the Lord has the unexpected happen to her. Because you can see God’s love, God’s message in every single page of every book she wrote.

This is my second favorite book by Mrs Rivers. The beginning of the book seemed to expla This book I had rrivers feelings towards as I read it.

The Atonement Child – Francine Rivers – Google Books

Aurelia This was an amazing book about a young girl who had life planned out; everything was going perfect for her until that one fateful night. Well, it kind of was. The characters were pretty one-dimentional. I don’t really care about her stance on abortion; this review isn’t a criticism or a support of her opinion on that topic. Wonderful read, and would certainly recommend to anyone.

Then the unthinkable happens: Maybe I should have known better than to read a Christian novel about rape and pregnancy, but like, five years ago I read and loved Redeeming Love by the same author, so I figured I was relatively safe.