Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.
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By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ September 6, 2011
My guest today is Kathi Macias. Kathi is known for writing award-winning books that tackle tough subjects. I'll let Kathi tell you about it in her own words:
People often ask me why I write about such dark subjects, such as the
Deliver Me From Evil, the first book in my new Freedom series, depicts the horrors of human trafficking. The three books in the series follow one after the other, taking the readers into the sordid world of young girls kidnapped or purposely sold into slavery. The primary character in the Freedom series is sold by her parents to her uncle, who takes her across the border from
Much of the time, when I mention the topic of this new book/series, people say something like, “Oh, yeah. I’ve heard of that happening in third-world countries.” And yes, human trafficking does happen around the world, which is why I have a subplot taking place in
Before starting this series, I spoke with an investigative reporter for the largest newspaper in the
And that’s the point. This isn’t simply a tragedy involving staggering statistics (27 million people estimated to be held in captivity around the world, for various reasons including sexual exploitation, cheap or free labor, and harvesting of body parts/organs); it is a tragedy with names and faces. Children, much like yours and mine, are kidnapped or even sold by family members into a life that is so violent and degrading that few ever make it out alive. If they do, they are often so scarred that they can never lead a normal life.
Are we our “brother’s keeper”? Again, I believe we are. God has called as to BE the Church! We are to pray for the deliverance and healing of these precious people, but also to speak out for the absolute abolition of modern-day slavery. We cannot sit idly by while people created in the image of God are used as chattel and thrown away like refuse. It is a worldwide problem, but the Church spans the globe and crosses the borders of time. May we rise up together and say “No more!” May our battle cry be “Abolition!”
And that’s my answer to why I write about such “dark” subjects—because a world trapped in the kingdom of darkness needs as many people as possible to shine the Light and set them free.
Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com) is an award-winning author of 35 books, including the Golden Scrolls 2011 Novel of the Year and Carol Award finalist, Red Ink. She and her husband, Al, live in Southern California, where she is affectionately known by family and friends as “Easy Writer.”
adapted from original article posted at http://www.newhopedigital.com/index.php/2011/09/the-church-must-stand-against-modern-slavery-worldwide/”
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