Thursday, February 26, 2015
After more than a decade as a victim of the commercial sex industry, Annie Lobert shares not only her redemption story but those of others involved in sex trafficking.
Annie Lobert was not so different from most girls. She grew up in a small town and had common struggles with friends, school, and boys. Her home was filled with turmoil, and, as happens far too often, she was sexually abused by a family friend. She knew heartache, but she didn’t know love. Sadly, Annie’s story is not uncommon. Young people are stumbling into the arms of the waiting world of the sex industry. Human sex trafficking and involvement in the sex industry – whether by choice, force, or coercion – is a sad world full of broken dreams.
Hookers for Jesus , a non-profit ministry, was founded by Annie to address the harmful effects of prostitution and sex trafficking. Its mission is to Hook, Give Hope, Heal, and Help those who have been negatively affected by sex trafficking and the adult entertainment industry.
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My thoughts: What a heartbreaking story! But, it is also a beautiful one, since it shows the redeeming power of God's love, even when we hit rock bottom and think there is no where else to go. I really admire Annie's honesty as she shares her story of getting caught up in the world of sex trafficking. My heart broke for her, as she fell for a man who she later comes to realize is a pimp, causing her to become his slave. She is very open and honest about what her life was like, and for that reason, I would recommend this book for older teens and above, due to some of the subject matter. I think it is a powerful story though.
If you are interested in learning more about Annie's ministry, visit her site
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.