Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Review: Stolen:The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor by:Katariina Rosenblatt
About the Book:
Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 300,000 American children are at risk of being lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued.
"Stolen "is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped.
As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. "Stolen "is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.
About the Author:
Katariina Rosenblatt, PhD, is living proof of the promise she heard long ago at a Billy Graham crusade that God would never forsake her. Katariina has a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution and works closely with law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI and Homeland Security, to eliminate human slavery. She also founded There Is Hope for Me, a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing other victims of human trafficking. She has been featured on CNN and in Today's Christian Woman and lives in Florida.
Cecil Murphey has written or coauthored more than 130 books, including the bestselling 90 Minutes in Heaven with Don Piper and the autobiography of Franklin Graham, Rebel with a Cause. A collaborator on the bestseller Gifted Hands with Dr. Ben Carson, Cecil resides in Georgia.
After a childhood of being abused in several different ways, by her father, Katariina soon became a victim to sex trafficking. The road started out simple enough, getting a friend, feeling loved but all too quick it turned dangerous. Kat was in the midst of drugs, alcohol, and trafficking. Although her mother did her best to keep her safe, she still found herself getting involved with the wrong sort of guys. Kat, once an innocent child had to grow up overnight.
Kat now a grown woman shares her experiences with other victims in hopes of helping them through the process of recovery. She has made it her life's mission to help other children that have become free from sex trafficking. In spite of everything this woman has endured, she still takes that knowledge and compassion and uses it to help others. I am grateful for people like this, we need others willing to step forward and do the same.
If you would like to learn more about this book, you can at this link.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.