Ruined

Ruined

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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"'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" -- Amazon.com.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois :, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781496413925
149641392X
Branch Call Number: 277.3083092 E934E
Characteristics: xi, 310 pages ; 22 cm

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EBWelch Mar 16, 2017

Ruth Everhart's story is as heart-breaking as it is authoritative. Ruth tells this difficult story of violence and rape to give a thorough look at the culture of shame that exists in our society and the Christian theology that failed her with its expectations for purity. Ruth also addresses the pervasive sexism that infiltrates our everyday thinking, creating unrealistic expectations of physical beauty and perfection.

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