Laura Aranda grew up in Southwest Louisiana. Upon graduating high school, she attended Jackson College of Ministries where she majored in Missions. She teaches a Victorious Living class each Sunday. She and her family attend a First United Pentecostal Church.
Laura’s book Pushing Back the Darkness is now available for order! Click BUY THE BOOK to order your copy now.
I wrote a Christian fiction novel to bring spiritual awareness to human trafficking in America. And I have FREE material to pass on to you to spread awareness. Subscribe to my blog. Email me so I can get this FREE material in your hands!
Do you know the reason why awareness needs to happen?
The following information is what I learned from my friends who have been working a long time at this. This is why they do what they do.
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- There are 45.8 million people stuck in modern-day slavery today. (Global Slavery Index)
- 76% come from India ,China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. (Global Slavery Index)
- 78% are victims of labor trafficking. 22% are sex trafficking victims. (International Labor Organization)
- The average price of a slave today is just $90. In 1809, the average price was $40,000 in today’s market. (Kevin Bales)
- Modern-day slavery is a $32 billion dollar industry. (International Labor Organization)
That is why I had to pick up the pen and write…..I want my book to reach those I cannot. Don’t forget about the FREE material available as well! Subscribe and Email me to receive your material to spread awareness on this issue!
About Pushing Back the Darkness
Claire Sullivan has not been the same since the death of her parents, particularly the unsolved vicious murder of her father, Judge Patrick Sullivan. She finds some solace in the arms of her longtime boyfriend, Detective Cole Peretti, but even he cannot fill the void in her heart. In addition to her grief, she is plagued by reoccurring nightmares of a specific girl.
When she sees the girl featured on the news as a runaway foster child, Claire realizes there is more involved than sheer coincidence.
Spurred to action, she ventures down the grittiest streets of Houston, Texas, to find and rescue the girl from her nightmares—against Cole’s advice. Danger escalates when she comes face to face with the ugly truth of human trafficking and her limited ability to protect herself and those she loves the most.
When the unthinkable happens, will Claire surrender to her own will and refuse to forgive? Or is there still time to join other believers and push back the darkness through the power of prayer and spiritual warfare?
Pushing Back the Darkness is a riveting Christian thriller that addresses the realities of modern day slavery. It is an adventure you will not forget and a call to shine the light of Christ into your world.