Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: The White Umbrella February 25, 2013

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The White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley

From the back cover of The White Umbrella: 

Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable, but they are not without hope.

The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration.

This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.

My thoughts:

This is a non-fiction book. As someone who is involved with survivors who have been trafficked and/or abused I really liked this book as a way to inform people about the need to for help and to share the hope that is being offered to many young women. I think anyone would benefit from reading this book. I don’t think you can read this book and not be moved to do something to help.

Mary Frances Bowley runs Wellspring Living, a ministry that helps girls that have either chosen to leave the trafficking life or were forced to leave.

The book is full of stories from people who work with Wellspring Ministry or from the girls who have been through, or are going through, the program. This book offers hope and gives you ways you can help too.

All profits from The White Umbrella will go to Wellspring Living. So you if want to help right now order your copy here and make a difference in a young woman’s life.

If you live in Michigan or Ohio and want to get involved in a ministry closer to home you can check out The Daughter Project, located in Ohio.

I am passing along my copy of The White Umbrella to one commentator. Leave a comment by March 3rd at 5:00 PM to be entered to win.

I was given a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.