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12-06-16

9hrs 20min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

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“In addition to her theological analysis, Everhart is at her best when dismantling the sexism that surrounds rape…This is a touching and empowering story of healing.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Winner of a 2017 Christianity Today Book Award 

“It happened on a Sunday night, even though I’d been a good girl and gone to church that morning.”

One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God.

In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop―questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come: Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for?

Told with candor and unflinching honesty, Ruined is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God.

Praise

“In addition to her theological analysis, Everhart is at her best when dismantling the sexism that surrounds rape…This is a touching and empowering story of healing.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[This] perfectly balanced volume has equal relevance for readers of true crime and progressive theology…Forthright, compassionate, and expertly crafted.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Language English
Release Day Dec 5, 2016
Release Date December 6, 2016
Release Date Machine 1480982400
Imprint Two Words Publishing LLC
Provider Two Words Publishing LLC
Categories Women's History Month, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Biographies & Memoirs, Women, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Nonfiction - Adult, Nonfiction - All
Author Bio
Narrator Bio
Pamela Almand

Pamela Almand, a former international 747 pilot for Delta Airlines, launched an unlikely second career after appearing in a national television spot for Tylenol in 1995. Several regional spots for Northwest Airlines followed, and she began narrating training and industry videos, built a professional recording studio, and launched the Captain’s Voice. Since then, Pamela has provided voice-over for major corporate clients worldwide, including Microsoft, Disney, Canadian Realtors, the United Nations, Zurich, International Red Cross, and the hotels and casinos of Monte Carlo. She is a SAG/AFTRA voice actor and audiobook narrator with multiple awards and nominations from the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Awards, Society of Voice Arts and Sciences’ Voice Arts Awards, and AudioFile magazine’s Earphones Award. She lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida, with her husband, Amos.

Overview

Winner of a 2017 Christianity Today Book Award 

“It happened on a Sunday night, even though I’d been a good girl and gone to church that morning.”

One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God.

In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop―questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come: Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for?

Told with candor and unflinching honesty, Ruined is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God.

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