‘What Is a Girl Worth?’ by Rachael Denhollander Should be Required Reading for All Christians

rachael denhollanderby John Ellis

“I want you to read this,” I told my 13-year-old daughter as I handed her What Is a Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander.

“Okay,” was her unenthusiastic response.

She loves to read, but she loves to read books of her own choosing. Having a book plopped her in lap by her dad who listens to old-fashioned music like Nirvana does not excite her imagination.

“Look,” I continued. “I understand that your Mom and I have talked with you about this topic before, but this book has some very important things to say about sexual assault. Mom is going to read it along with you so the two of you can discuss it.”
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My Summer Reading List

beach reading

by John Ellis

Shortly, Lord willing, my family and I will be enjoying a mini-vacation in the Florida Keys. We are looking forward to swimming with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, relaxing on the beautiful, tranquil beaches of the Keys, and enjoying the best seafood that can be found in this country. During our time there, of course, I will take the opportunity to read and read some more. Some of the books I will be devouring while my kids avoid jellyfish and sharks are listed below. Sadly, I won’t be able to read all twelve books listed while lounging on the beach in Key Largo, but I’ll give it my best shot.

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