By Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett | IVP Books | softcover | 175 pages | $16
Author and speaker Kay Marshall Strom and Sisters in Service founder Michele Rickett are on a campaign to give voice to the voiceless victims of crime and depravity around the world: young women.A follow-up to Daughters of Hope, which told the stories of persecuted Christian women from around the globe, Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage puts faces to the statistics of millions of persecuted girls throughout the world.
Christian or not, young women are trapped in a cycle of poverty and oppression that Christians in the West—those who often have the resources and voices—have the ability to help.
Five sections—physical life, education, sexual protection, prison and war, and spiritual life—cover the gamut of issues oppressed women face today. While the book’s stories are deeply touching, and at times overwhelming, the authors are careful to infuse them with specific, practical action steps the average person can take to help make a difference.
Forgotten Girls may not be a book readers want to read, but those who are interested in social justice will find it a helpful guide to awaken passion and educate them on the issues of global persecution that seriously affect women and children.
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