Book Review: The White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley

21 May 2014

From the Back Cover:

White, an adjective meaning "Free from spot or blemish": as (1): free from moral impurity : INNOCENT (2): marked by the wearing of white by the woman as a symbol of purity.
Umbrella, a noun meaning: 1. A device for protection from the weather consisting of a collapsible, usually circular canopy mounted on a central rod, or  2. Something that covers or protects.
Every year over 100,000 girls in the United States are forced to do someone's sexual bidding. Most of them are between the ages of 9 and 19.
This is not some faraway, foreign problem. This is in our own neighborhoods, our own towns and cities.
Throughout these pages read the stories of these girls and the people who have come alongside them to hold the white umbrella of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration. See the need for these protecting, caring partners. Learn what it means to love and care for these survivors in action, prayer, and support.
This book is quite the eye opener. It is written by one of the founders of Wellspring Living, an organization that helps bring girls out of sex trafficking by helping them restore their lives and start new. This book is about a group of people who are being active in their attempt to stop sex trafficking and who are making a difference. Their compassion to these girls is truly inspiring. This book really reminds you of all of the issues that go with sex trafficking, as well as the reminder that it happens right here, right in our back yards. Mary Bowley has such a heart for these girls and you can feel it in the way that she shares about her story, the background of the organization and the stories of the girls that have been a part of this ministry. We so often see stories and pictures, but so few times do we hear of tangible ways in which we can help the situation. Wellspring Living is one organization that is doing an amazing job of helping the situation in a tangible way both nationally and internationally. The stories will break your heart but the victories will have you rejoicing! 

If you have the chance, grab a copy of this book and read it. Pray for this organization as they reach out and minister to these girls!

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