Our post office didn't deliver mail over the weekend because of Hurricane Ike. You can scroll down to my previous post to see pictures of what we encountered here in Lake Charles. But first... let me tell you about The Road of Lost Innocence, the book I received in today's mail. The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam--just from reading the first chapter--is sort of Ann Frank-ish in that Somaly always wanted to believe the best of people. Haven't had time to read more than those few pages, but I have strong feelings about human trafficking--as I'm sure you do.
And if you don't have any opinion, I hope you'll pick up The Road of Lost Innocence to educate yourself.
About the author and the book:
Born in Cambodia and orphaned at an early age, Somaly Mam, a Buddhist sex trade survivor, grew up never knowing her real name or birthday.
As a teenager, Somaly Mam was sold into prostitution and spent years in the brothels of Cambodia where she witnessed and experienced the full-blown horrors of the human sex trade – rape, torture, and nearly unfathomable abuse. After her eventual escape, she could not forget the young girls (some as young as 5) left behind in the brothels, and so she returned to serve them. Her new book, "The Road of Lost Innocence," is her newest means of advocacy. It tells her personal story, ultimately inviting people of conscious, such as our Christian community, to become involved (or to continue involvement) in this war against an epic evil, a modern battle for "the least of these."
Truly, not only is this book worth reading, it's worth sharing. Buy it HERE.
See Somaly Mam on MSNBC and learn more about her story and what she's doing today. http://www.somaly.org/news/somaly-mam-on-msnbc/