Sixteen-year-old Kaki Jones lives a normal life in suburbia. She makes good grades, runs on the cross-country team, and helps care for her younger brothers and sisters. Her younger brother, Brandon is the troubled child. He parties, fights at school, keeps photos of girls on his cell phone, and runs into trouble with the police.
But Kaki harbors a secret. After meeting cool girl Sydney Diaz, Kaki’s life is forever changed. Now, she’s a sophomore by day and a commodity sold at the hands of gang members by night. Living a double life and controlled by threats of violence against her family, Kaki sees no chance of escape.
When parents look the other way and strangers offer more affection than a father, God’s deliverance is the only answer.
I THIRST: A 40-Day Journey through Psalms
The authors and staff at Pelican Book Group contributed to this 40-day devotional in a journey through Psalms. Contributors include: Brenda Baker, Candice Sue Patterson, Christine Lindsay, Claire Sanders, Clare Revell, Delia Latham, Dianne J Wilson, EA West, Heidi Glick, Jamie West, Jan Elder, Janalyn Voigt, Karen Cogan, Kathleen Friesen, Kristen Joy Wilks, Lisa McCaskill, LoRee Peery, Marianne Evans, Marilyn Leach, Mary Manners, MaryAnn Diorio, Megan Whitson Lee, Merry Stahel, Natasha Deen, Nicola Martinez, Niki Turner, Pamela Thibodeaux, Robin Bayne, Sandy Nadeau, Susan Lyttek, Terri Weldon, Valerie Goree, Wendy Davy, and Zoe McCarthy.
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When seventeen-year-old Amy Timothy disappears from a rural Virginia truck stop, world-renowned cellist Blaise Timothy puts her life on hold to join the search for her sister. While conducting her own investigation into Amy’s disappearance, Blaise seeks solace in addictive and destructive relationships.
Three years later, the search for Amy becomes a homicide investigation and catches the attention of national media and sex trafficking activists. Less than a mile from where Amy’s body is recovered, Andrew Victor attempts to manage a failing career in art, an addiction to pornography, and a family secret that links him to the murder investigation. In Washington DC, Asha Edgewater knows first-hand the horrors of sex slavery and lends support to the Timothy family even as she comes to terms with her past.
As all three lives intersect in their search for redemption and healing, they find it is only possible through God’s saving grace.