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Escaping the Devil's Bedroom: Sex Trafficking, Global Prostitution, and the Gospel's Transforming Power Paperback – August 29, 2008

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"Few resources have the combination of worldview, scriptural grounding and compelling stories of despair and renewal that this work does." (Outreach Magazine 2009-03-01)

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The sex industry enslaves millions of women, but churches and individual Christians are fighting back. Dawn Jewell weaves the stories of individual victims with a careful examination of the realities that propelled them into prostitution in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Alongside, she highlights ministries that are reaching one life at a time through prayerful visits to strip-clubs, bars, and seedy streets. Readers will perceive the gospel's transforming power in individuals who have left prostitution and found new life in Christ. “Christians in many parts of the world are trying to bring light into the darkness, and healing to those who are hurt. If you wish to engage with this challenge, then this is a book you should read.” -Baroness Caroline Cox “What is a girl? Property? Unpaid labor? A sex object? Or a human being created in the image of God? This book tells stories of girl-and boy-once considered disposable, who now live with dignity.” -Dr. Miriam Adeney Associate Professor of World Christian Studies Seattle Pacific University “Escaping the Devil's Bedroom helps readers play a role in ending this modern-day slavery. Dawn offers us hope, inspires compassion, and empowers us to be Christ's hands and feet healing our broken world.” -Camerin Courtney Editor, Today's Christian Woman
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books (August 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825461650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825461651
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,397,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mindy Ashley on August 19, 2008
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In Escaping the Devil's Bedroom, Dawn Herzog Jewell provides a very good overview of the issues surrounding prostitution and sexual exploitation while also giving readers an idea of the work that is being done with the men, women and children who are being exploited. Anyone who is involved in this type of work or is wanting to learn more about these issues would benefit from this book. As someone who works with a ministry that reaches out to people involved in prostitution, it is wonderful to see not only the reality of life in prostitution but also the way that God is revealing Himself in some of the darkest places in the world.
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This brief world tour will change you. Story after story will open your eyes to horrors, but also the hope and healing emerging thanks to the sacrifice of a few. Dawn Jewell's book will help you gain more of Christ's heart for these precious individuals and see how you, too, can be a part of bringing "beauty from ashes."
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Dawn Jewell's book exposes the inside of the worldwide sex business and shows itsdevastating effect on thousands of people. At the same time, by interviewing counselors devoted to rescuing victims of this sordid trade, she offers hope and points the way to recovery. Her authentic, first-hand field research adds credibility and authenticity to her work. Her reporting is not designed to titillate, but to redeem.--Jim Reapsome
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This book is an example of the bandwagon affect resulting from GW Bush's War on Trafficking declared in 2003. The religious craziness in America is a major part of that problem. I wonder how many people know the 2005 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and several other US Fed Gov laws and agency processes control the biggest source of funding for both humanitarian work and research? It is censorship! The US Justice Dept requires those who receive funds to certify that they will "not promote, support, or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution." Failure will result in summary rejection. People who have given away condoms for years were dropped from existing funding. This gives license to extreme exaggeration. Most academic research prior to 2005 shows that legalization of prostitution has very positive results especially at stopping abusive trafficking. The US War on Trafficking is really a globalized war on all prostitution. Writers like this one know how to get on that bandwagon when a topic is hot. It may be a well written book but it is full of deliberate exaggeration, not necessarily the author’s but the author's sources, to keep this issue in the news. Trafficking is a migration issue. When a single sex act earns $13 in one country and $250 across a border (true numbers) poor consenting sex workers stand in line to be smuggled, not trafficked. As world population approaches 7 billion as the UN predicts in 2020, people already outnumber jobs especially unskilled work. America’s ideological attacks on prostitution, even where it is legal, will put America on the wrong side of history.
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It took courage to write "Escaping The Devil's Bedroom" and it takes courage to read it. But in the end it is a book of hope and that hope is Jesus. Christ asks each of us, "Do you wish to get well?" (John 5:6). Some of the women and men presented on these pages make that courageous choice as options are given them by the body of Christ. Dawn Herzog Jewell has identified the extent of the physical, emotional and spiritual bondage faced by legions of children, women and men. She has also presented the loving women and men of the body of Christ who pray and then engage the enemy through practical support and service. Dawn presents a call to personal action at the conclusion of each chapter and a final section which places our reliance on God's leading and power. The author keeps pointing to Jesus as the only means of escape and invites the reader to embody him to those in bondage.
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As I read the first chapter, what I found so amazing is that Dawn helped me to see those people caught in the sex trade as individuals in desperate need of love. It was so easy before for me to see them as objects, but Dawn introduces me to people who were broken and have now been made whole in Christ.

One of the innovative elements is how Dawn carries the theme of lost and found people throughout the book. So many books focus on the sin and forget the person. Dawn turned that equation around and made it about those people who are caught in the middle of their sin and their circumstances. Even when the people in the book are hard to love, Dawn challenges the reader to see them as Jesus does.

Dawn has tackled a subject that few would cover. She has dealt with the topic in a straightforward way that shows the sin but then focuses on the solution. In all that she had friends and co-workers praying for her and her work.

I believe that Dawn's risk is going to pay off in exciting ways as people around the world get to know what ministry is going on to free people from the sex trade and how they can get involved.
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The global crisis of sex-trafficking and sexual slavery has reached pandemic proportions, and Dawn Jewell is not satisfied with the response of much of America on this issue - our country has been complacent and even complicit in the astronomical growth of this trade. Jewell has written a frank and direct book, which outlines not only the problem but also the solution - good people who are organized and committed and endeavoring to make a difference in the lives of these poor men and women, in the name of Christianity, to rescue those who cannot rescue themselves. This well written, engaging and timely book serves as a powerful introduction into the lives of many people who have been set free from this great evil and in many cases have returned to the battlefield to free others. Read this book and then be prepared to act, to join in, to be a part of the solution as an individual, church & nation. Thanks to Dawn Jewell, and even greater thanks to the ministries and people who are doing so much of this important work, we may begin to turn the tide against this awful and pernicious global calamity.
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