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Book Plunge: Fallen

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  • Book Plunge: Fallen

    Get set for a gripping story about sex trafficking.

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    What do I think of Annie Lobertís book published by Worthy Books? Letís plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.

    Annie Lobertís book is all about how she got caught in sex trafficking and wound up escaping that and coming to Jesus. Now she runs a ministry called Hookers For Jesus to help women escape the sex trafficking industry. Her story is her personal memoir and is quite gripping.

    I remember having it with me when I went to get a pizza for my wife and I and while at Little Caesarís Iím just on page 8 and thinking, ďControl your emotions. This is not a place to get sad.Ē Thatís interesting because very rarely does a book emotionally grip me like that.

    Her story is something different. It starts off with the story of a little girl who was scared of her Dad. Letís say this upfront. Fathers. Please do not underestimate the role you play in the lives of your daughters. Itís amazing how much it matters if Dad is there or if he isnít. That means active interest. You will influence her relationship with men greatly by how you act.

    Annie winds up loving what she sees in boys and has dreams of the Disney type of love and marriage. Before too long, she decides sheís willing to sleep with a boy she loves. Shortly after that, he leaves her. This kind of pattern seems to keep happening.

    When she leaves home, she goes to the big city and tries to get attention with her body, and she succeeds. One guy comes in who she wants to impress and she winds up going to Las Vegas with him to be with another friend who lives there with her boyfriend. She gets a job as an escort which he strangely approves of.

    Then the truth comes out.

    He demands all her money from all her work and if she doesnít respond as he wants, the beatings come. Annie is trapped. She is in the sex trafficking industry now and this man is her pimp. From there starts a train of abuse regularly.

    Not only that, in her adventures in being an escort girl, she has trouble after trouble. Police arrest her or she gets raped or even violent activity such as being put at gunpoint. In all of this, she is with an abusive man and believe it or not, she is insistent she loves him.

    Eventually, she has enough and plans her escape. Still, even after this, she has more trouble coming her way with drug addictions and sickness and other abusive relationships. Finally, she reaches a breaking point and decides to let God be God and comes to Him.

    From there, her story takes off as she learns more and more about what it means to be a follower of Christ. I donít agree with all her exegesis in this part, but itís hard to argue against the way her life is lived. As much as the first part of the book started bringing me sadness, this part started bringing me joy.

    Annieís book is a story of redemption for all who need it, which is all of us. For all who want to know about being loved and forgiven, this book is for you. Keep in mind sex trafficking doesnít just mean being a prostitute or something of that sort. If you are willfully using your body to get love, then you are trafficking your body in some means.

    The book ends with some testimonials from Destiny House, her ministry. These are all about women who have been damaged through the misuse of sex. Many of them come to the proper use in the end. So did Annie as she is now happily married to Oz Fox, the lead guitarist in Stryper.

    Get this book and cry and smile both.

    In Christ,
    Nick Peters

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