The online version won’t be available until August, 10th. But I’m so excited about it that I didn’t want to wait any longer. Of course, the print edition is available at bookstores throughout the US.
Christianity Today was one of the first publications to write about the accusation of child abuse occurring at the Mamou Alliance boarding school for missionary kids. As a matter of fact, the Beardslee parents first found out about the abuse that happened at their kids school through that article, which was published decades after the mistreatment took place.
Because this is a highly respected publication within the Evangelical community (it’s published by Christianity Today International, which was founded by Billy Graham), the positive review and its position are exceptionally meaningful to the abuse survivors participating in our film.
Two quotes from the article:
“All God’s Children struggles to find meaning amid grief compounded by decades of disregard and a willful lack of justice. It also serves as a clarion call to organizations that would ignore and suppress the truth rather than drag it kicking and screaming into the light.”
<p style="font-family: verdana;" class="style24 style1 style23 style30" align="left"><span class="style30"></span></p><blockquote style="font-family:verdana;"><span class="style30">" 'How many African souls were worth my soul?' an adult asks with the pleading intonations of a child. </span><span class="style30">The tragic implications are clear: <em>All God's Children</em> forces us to ask ourselves, What does it gain a man if he saves the whole world but loses his own children?"</span></blockquote><span class="style30" style="font-family:verdana;"></span><p style="font-family: verdana;"></p><span style="font-family:verdana;">We really appreciate Brandon Fibbs' interest and tenaciousness in following the story, writing such a thorough review and getting it published in the magazine.<br /><br />--------------------<br />Update 8/18: The <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/august/29.60.html">Christianity Today article</a> is now online.<br /><br /><br /></span>