The Beloved Daughter, an inspirational suspense novel by award-winning author Alana Terry, is a story of persecution and triumph set in the oppressive North Korean regime. The audiobook version of Alana’s bestselling debut novel is narrated by Kathy Garver, a four-time Audie award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Motion Picture Council. (You might also recognize Kathy as Cissy from the TV show Family Affair.)
The Beloved Daughter
Synopsis: In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. It is her father’s faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha’s well-being. The Beloved Daughter follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps the contemporary free world has known. Her crime? Being the daughter of a Christian.
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I had so many mixed emotions while reading this story. I felt sadness at Chung-Cha’s situation, happiness when she was finally allowed that, and then sadness again. I couldn’t imagine being in the situation that Chung-Cha had to endure, and all in the name of “authority” and because her Dad was a Christian.
I was provoked to thing about my stand with God. Would I deny Him for an easier existence? Would I die for Him? What would I do to protect my family if faced with that difficult decision.
It also made me thankful that I live in a land of freedom to serve God without having to go to an underground church or being shot for my faith. I think we take that for granted at times, and this novel, it forces you to come to terms with that. And that’s a good thing.
So when I say I had mixed feelings. I mean that I had to sit down and thank God for my freedom and pray for those who don’t have such freedom.
Chung-Cha’s story will make you cry. Will make you pray. And will make you thankful. But it will also pose the question, what can I do to help others who are going through this?
I heartily recommend reading this novel. It’s not an easy read, but it’s a worthwhile read. All Christians should read this book.
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