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God in a Brothel: An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue Paperback – August 28, 2011
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"Walker summons us . . . to remain vigilant at every moment to a centeredness of the soul. With all the ego and empire-building in the current anti-trafficking movement, and in an epic battle against principalities and powers, it is perhaps the hardest thing to do and the most important of all." (Laura J. Lederer, PRISM Magazine, January-February 2012)
"God in a Brothel is a gritty, frighteningly graphic memoir about one man's journey to use his faith, vocation, and humanity to help women and children who couldn't help themselves. . . . Walker's memoir forces readers to open their eyes. He rescued many and watched as others slipped away, but his account urges Christians to join him, to leave their comfy church pews and take their message to those who need it most." (Kaavonia Hinton, ForeWord, Sep-Oct 2011)
"[Walker's] struggles with the seductions of a sinful underground world, and his anguish over failed attempts to free women and children, make for compelling reading." (Elissa Cooper, Christianity Today, September 2011)
"Walker creates a vivid picture of the people involved in modern-day slavery . . . God in a Brothel is different from other books that cover similar territory because of Walker's unique perspective from his years battling the sex trade. His sacrifices for the cause are an important reminder forthose who feel called to join the fight against slavery. Despite his deep wounds . . . He calls the reader to 'come alive with a passion for justice and a hatred of evil' and dreams the Church would rise up to thwart impediments to freedom and justice wherever they exist." (Relevant Magazine, September/October 2011)
"I trust you are brave enough to read God in a Brothel and respond to its challenge. It opens up a world where the light of the gospel needs to be revealed in all its glory, splendor and healing power to dispel this darkness and restore the lives broken and damaged by it. May God have mercy on us if we do not respond." (Malcolm McGregor, international director of SIM International)
"This book plunges you full-on into a holy conspiracy, a top-secret mission of courageous love and liberation. May it inspire all of us to subvert injustice everywhere we see it." (Shane Claiborne, author, activist and compiler of Common Prayer)
"I hope that every Christ-follower who is serious about justice issues in our world will drop whatever they are doing long enough to read this book. The evils of human slavery and the sex trade industry are graphically depicted in these pages and should call us to reorder our priorities. This rare, behind-the-scenes snapshot not only raises awareness and calls us to action but fires off a warning shot for those who will go to the front lines of this battle." (Scott Olson, president and CEO, International Teams USA)
"God in a Brothel tells the heartbreaking story of the horrors and prevalence of sex trafficking throughout the world. Daniel Walker offers a candid look at the scope of the problem, including the various kinds of trafficking, as well as the means to combat it. This book is a keen reminder that we as Christians have a moral responsibility to speak out and challenge the systems that perpetuate dehumanizing slavery and to ensure that captives are set free." (Richard Stearns, president, World Vision, and author of The Hole in Our Gospel)
"While there are many books on the hell and horror of modern trafficking, Daniel further reveals the intimate personal pain and loss of fighting this evil on the front lines. In recent years we've witnessed an encouraging surge of engagement on the centuries-old problem of slavery, but with it has come a steep learning curve. We must stop measuring ourselves against glossy stories and good intentions. Daniel calls us to a more professional approach to the rescue and recovery of slaves, as well as better care for those engaged." (Talmage Payne, CEO, Hagar International)
"A sobering and often harrowing account of an international mission to rescue sexually exploited children in the Third World--but also a message of hope, and a reminder that there are still people out there who are willing to risk all to bring this tragedy to the attention of others. I sincerely hope that this book will make a difference." (Dave Haslett, retired detective inspector, New Zealand Police)
"This inspiring book tells the painful and costly story of one man's journey into the heart of the modern slave trade, the global sexual trafficking of women and children. It not only tells of the dramatic rescue of many innocent victims but of a struggle for justice with corrupt politicians and law enforcement agencies who allow this trade to flourish for their own personal gain. We have celebrated the ending of the African slave trade two hundred years ago, but an even bigger challenge exists on our own doorstep today." (Murray Robertson, president, Baptist Churches of New Zealand)
"Absolutely fabulous. Gripping, wrenching, this book will make you cry. Everyone should read this powerful summons to justice and amazing witness to grace." (Ronald J. Sider, president, Evangelicals for Social Action)
"Sex trafficking is a hot subject these days. Speakers, films, magazine articles and books have raised the consciousness of Christian people everywhere. The problem is that few of us have ever figured out ways to respond to this ugly exploitation. In this book, we have the story of one man's journey into that strange and dirty world to do what he could to provide deliverance and hope for those who are imprisoned with despair." (Tony Campolo, Ph.D., Eastern University)
About the Author
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For four years Daniel worked exclusively on the international arena investigating the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women and children in more than a dozen countries, including the USA. Working on a covert basis Daniel became adept at infiltrating the organized criminal networks responsible for the trafficking of women and children into the global multi billion-dollar commercial sex industry. His efforts resulted in the rescue of many hundreds of victims as well as the successful prosecution of many perpetrators.
Daniel facilitated the international cooperation and diplomacy necessary to successfully combat international sex trafficking and has established lasting partnerships with law enforcement agencies around the world. His ability to move between vastly different languages and cultural groups and operate successfully in a variety of different theatres and environments, each with their own nuances and etiquette, has earned him the respect of his peers and colleagues. His work has been cited in numerous local publications as well as internationally in both books and television documentaries.
Daniel Walker has recently written a book about his experiences. God in a Brothel has been described as, "A behind the scenes, personal plotline of raw courage, agonizing failure, and unlikely redemption. Set against a thrilling backdrop of clandestine missions is the humbling story of a man who set out to follow God but ultimately ended up in hell. The book is a jaw-dropping primer on modern day human trafficking--its root causes, the matrix of crime and poverty that perpetuates it, and its harrowing impact upon millions of victims. It culminates with a bold yet practical challenge to join the movement against human sex trafficking and provides realistic warnings from an expert about the costs involved."
Mr. Walker is the founder of Nvader, an organization dedicated to effectively combating human trafficking around the world. For more information please visit www.nvader.org
Top Customer Reviews
Daniel Walker enters the arena of the exploitation of woman and children as a hero, a knight in shining armour ready to right the wrongs. He ends it still passionate about his calling from God but damaged and all too aware of his own deep struggles and the failure of our justice systems to respond to this epidemic.
It is not only painful to read the stories of exploitation but the very darkness of this world envelops the author himself. The vulnerable places and situations he was required to enter into in the course of his work ultimately expose his own vulnerability and lack of support and protection. He is open about his journey and failings, you can feel his pain. It is a pain he continues to live with. Yet it also reveals the grace and forgiveness of God in the depth of sin and failure.
Should missions work in this shadowy area of deceit and manipulation when deceitful and manipulative means need to be used to expose it? I have no easy answer to that question but if there is going to be effective work done in this area it needs to include significant partnerships between agencies, the police, the criminal justice systems, legal and Government bodies across borders and around the world all working together to the highest levels of professionalism. Without that happening more women and children will be sold into this sordid world.Read more ›
Talmage Payne, CEO for Hagar International,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is must read for those who are fighting to rescue those who are being trafficked. It is sobering, authentic and informative. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tom Embaugh
My book club read this, and it one of the hardest books I've ever read-due to content. The writing style is a bit choppy, which is why I won't give it 5 stars, but the subject... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good message that needs to get out there to the general communityPublished 11 months ago by Kent Harland
This book will brake your heart and change your view on the world, specially America! It's a must read for everyone.Published 13 months ago by Jensta
Well written, lots of inside information. Sad at times (which you would expect). A must read for people interested in this matter!Published 15 months ago by alesa