Monday, March 28, 2016

One Dress. One Year. : One Girl's Stand Against Human Trafficking

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WINZ, BETHANY
AUGHTMON, SUSANNA FOTH
ONE DRESS. ONE YEAR. : ONE GIRL'S STAND AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

One girl. One dress. One year. For freedom

When sixteen-year-old Bethany Winz learned about the millions of men, women, and children around the world trapped in slavery, her stomach churned. How can anyone do that to another human being? she wondered. And why aren't we doing something?

This is the story of Bethany's "something."

Journey with her as she wears the same black dress every day for a year to focus attention the lack of choices people in modern-day slavery face and raise money to help end human trafficking. As Bethany works to bring freedom to people worldwide, she'll discover how much she too needs freedom. You'll be inspired not only to change the world in your own way but also to experience the life-changing freedom of God's irrepressible love.

My Review:

A teenage girl with a convicted heart and the courage to do something about it. Her transparency is commendable. The determination to complete this journey is inspiring. By her own admission, Bethany starts the year feeling that this project would somehow increase her value, make her special and what sixteen-year-old doesn't what that kind of validation? Instead she discovered that the experience altered the way she sees herself and increased her understanding of the way God sees her. "All I could do was hope that somehow, even when I felt unlovable, he loved me still. The beautiful part was that in my darkness and my doubt, God met me. He's still meeting me." (p. 13)

A truly fascinating read. I'd recommend it for anyone but especially teen girls. It would make a great book club read as well since there are so many topics that would make for lively and enlightening discussion.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Please note: this giveaway is for a gently read copy. :-)

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  One Dress. One Year. : One Girl's Stand Against Human Trafficking please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 3  2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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  2. Please enter me. I love emotional stories like this one. Thanks, Kav!

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    1. You're entered, fredamans. Good luck.

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  3. Never read this author. Love finding good books for teens.
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