Monday, April 22, 2013

Rescuing Hope by Susan Norris - Reveiwed

About the Book:

Did you know 100,000 American children were sex-trafficked in 2009? The number is thought to have increased to 200,000-300,000 by now, according to the State Department and FBI.
When unassuming mom Susan Norris heard this was going on right there, in her quiet suburban Atlanta neighborhood, she resolved to act. After spending countless hours with victims, detectives, and a former pimp, Susan combined what she'd learned and wrote the novel, RESCUING HOPE

My Thoughts:

Human Trafficking is real and relevant! Susan Norris has written a first person narrative about a girl, a normal teenage girl with family and friends who care about her, who is abducted into the slave trade as a sex slave.  This book will haunt your heart and mind.  This story brings the reader an “in your face” story that is both heart-breaking and terrifying! To begin to think that such an industry can survive and thrive in the 21st century is mind-boggling to say the least!  You would easily think to yourself, “My child would never be that gullible or vulnerable!”  Think again!  From a teen’s perspective, the thought process made 100% sense to her!  To be threatened with the life of your parent – I can’t imagine!  What I can understand is why she felt she had no other choice.

I can also understand the never-give-up attitude of her mom, extended family, friends and co-workers.  I will warn you, your heart will ache for this young girl and the thousands of others just like her.  The sex trafficking industry is REAL and it’s IN YOUR BACKYARD!!!  Find a voice and join the movement to END this industry once and for all!!!

About the Author:
Susan raises her voice on behalf of all the “Hopes” across our nation and champions the cause of organizations such as Resolution Hope, Not for Sale, and Out of Darkness. She lobbies for stronger laws to protect victims, walks alongside rescued girls as they piece together shattered lives and invites all she speaks with to join her in the fight for freedom.
A CLASS certified speaker, Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master’s of Education, taught in public and private schools and served as a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes before being called to full time ministry. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children and considers them to be her highest calling.


1 comment:

Susan Norris said...

Kim,
Thank you for sharing your platform with Hope and raising your voice against the evil of sex trafficking in America. Hope represents the thousands out there who are still trapped in bondage.
If you or your readers have questions after reading Rescuing Hope, please do not hesitate to contact me at susan@susannorris.org.
Thank you again!
Susan