Review of RUINED at the Christian Century
So happy to share Bromleigh McCleneghan’s very thorough review of my memoir at the Christian Century. I especially appreciate how she puts my experience into a larger cultural context: Though the context of Everhart’s rape and its racial dynamics are unusual, the fact of it is not. Approximately one in five American women will be raped or otherwise sexually assaulted in their lifetime; the risk is even higher within some demographics. This reality is reason enough for clergy to read this book. Read the whole review here.
A Reader Who Has Grappled with My Memoir
I love engaging with my readers! This reader asked me a few questions, which I attempted to answer. Check out her review at Anne E. Phillips.
Review of RUINED at the Englewood Review of Books
So pleased to tell you that Englewood Review of Books reviewed my memoir. What a great first line: What I love most about this memoir is that it is a gift, primarily for her daughters, but by extension to other young women and ultimately Christian culture in general. You can read the whole thing here. Thanks ERB!
Interviewed in Washington Post
Jim Barnes interviewed me for the Washington Post: Loudoun woman’s memoir tells of how a violent crime shook her religious faith.
Review of RUINED at The Banner, magazine of the CRC
“The Banner” is the denominational magazine of the Christian Reformed Church. A review of my memoir is here.
I love the tagline on the Christianity Today Book Awards:
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
This book makes a great gift for anyone who has experienced trauma. Right now it’s available for under $10 at Amazon. Or visit Tyndale or any bookstore or online retailer.
For a limited time the audio download is just $11.99.
Also available at Audible or Downpour.
Told with candor and unflinching honesty, RUINED is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God.
I have an article up at the Washington Post today, in the “Acts of Faith” section. It has a long title: Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me.
“Ruined” named a “2017 Book of the Year” by Christianity Today
Friends, I’m so happy to share this news! RUINED has been named a “2017 Book of the Year” by Christianity Today. Thank you to everyone who has read the book, or listened to it, and shared it with others. You are the ones who are making this book have an impact!
“Ruined” listed at Christianity Today’s “21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts”
So tickled to be in illustrious company at Christianity Today’s 21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts.
Books DO make great gifts — I know I have fun picking out titles for my loved ones every year. What books are you giving, and why?