Book and Movie Recommendations
Scars and Stilettos: The Transformation of an Exotic Dancer - I Am A Treasure, Los Angeles founder, Harmony Dust's stark, honest, and ultimately hopeful story of how God found her in that dark, noisy place and led her back out.
The Wounded Heart: Book or Workbook - Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse.
Dr. Allender’s book reaches deep into the wounded heart of someone you know, exploring the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and laying hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear.
Dirty Girls Come Clean - Pornography is not just a man's issue. Twenty-five percent of Christian women are addicted to pornography and sadly, 70% of these women will never confide in someone about their problems.
Author, Crysal Renaud is Founder and Executive Director of Dirty Girls Ministries, a not-for-profit ministry helping women struggling with pornography and sexual addiction.
Escaping the Devil's Bedroom - A startling piece of frontlines research. Author, Dawn Herzog Jewell explores how women are ensnared by or forced into the sex industry, how escape is possible, and how former prostitutes are working with ministries and churches to help those still trapped in the vicious cycle of the sex trade.
Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade - and How We Can Fight It - Human trafficking generates $32 billion annually and enslaves over 30 million people, half of them children. Award-winning journalist David Batstone, whom Bono calls "a heroic character," profiles the new generation of abolitionists who are leading the movement.
Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice - 'I Want to Help. But the World's Problems Seem So Big. What Can One Person Do?' If you're passionate about helping others---but aren't sure where or how to focus your energy---Zealous Love offers information and ideas to help you integrate social justice into your life.
Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World - Mae Cannon gives us the biblical framework that can spur churches to action as well as giving us practical tips and real-life models and examples of how justice can be lived out in our world.
If God is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil - Author Randy Alcorn lays out a weighty and classically reasoned argument to the problem of suffering in this thoroughly modern book.
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are - Ann Voskamp invites us to slow down, to learn how to live the full life of eucharisteo (with grace, thanksgiving, joy) regardless of circumstances. With lovely word pictures inspired by everyday life in her family and on her farm, she writes about her struggle to live joyfully amid sin and sorrow and suffering.
Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers pens a heartbreaking romance between a prostitute and the upright and kind farmer who marries her; the story also functions as a reminder of God's unconditional love for his people.