Sunday, August 4, 2013

UnEmbraceable by Precarious Yates

UnEmbraceable was not what I expected. That is a good thing. When I catch wind of those two words … human trafficking … I typically run far, far away. But I must hand it to Precarious, she handled a tough subject with delicacy. And when you get down to it, that’s not what the story is all about. It’s about being human. It’s about being full of pain and sin despite our circumstances and what’s visible to others. It’s about healing. It’s about who we can become and what we can accomplish in Christ. But mostly, it’s about love.

The entire story revolves around two characters: Tamar and Leonard. These two people are incredibly different, like night and day. Tamar is a prostitute. Leonard is a well-to-do Christian. Through Leonard’s obedience to his heavenly Father, we see Christian love as it should exist on earth. He and his friends are wonderful examples of how to love others … even those actively engaged in open sin.
Warning: Some of the contents of this book are disturbing. But the author handles them with care. She does them justice without dwelling on them.
UnEmbraceable is an excellent reminder of who we are in Christ and how we should reflect his light to illuminate a dark world. If, like me, you’re tempted to shy away because some of the content … don’t. I’m glad I didn’t.
His servant,
~Jenn


Interested in the book? UnEmbraceable is currently FREE until Wednesday, August 7. Find it here

Want to help? Precarious has some links to organizations that are working to end human trafficking on her website. Click here

Precarious Yates has lived in 8 different states of the Union and 3 different countries, but currently lives in Texas with her husband, her daughter and their mastiff. When she's not writing, she enjoys music, teaching, playing on jungle gyms, praying and reading. She holds a Masters in the art of making tea and coffee and a PhD in Slinky® disentangling.

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