Divine by Karen Kingsbury
Mary Madison was a child of unspeakable horrors, a young woman society wanted to forget. Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered and abused women living in the shadow of the nation's capital.
Mary is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C.—both to the politically elite and to other women like her. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. Her experiences created in her paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free and gave her a lifetime of love and hope. A power that could only be divine.
(From back cover.)
This was an amazing book. I cried almost the whole way through it. Divine is about the bondage of sin and this world and the only way to be set free, the saving grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. This book talks about child abuse so obscene and terrifying, you can't help but put the book down and take a few minutes to re-group. Divine also talks about drug abuse. Although there is nothing graphically described, you can certainly understand what happens. Check out this story about a modern day Mary Magdalene who is set free from bondage and how God uses her to make a difference in the world.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.