Fallen Out of the Sex Trade and Into the Arms of the Savior
Like many small town girls, Annie Lobert dreamed of the big city and the big dollars she thought would bring her happiness and material comfort. What she found was violence, pain, and a sort of modern day slavery that has not garnered the attention of modern day historians or philosophers.
In her autobiography Fallen: Out of the Sex trade and into the Arms of the Savior, Annie tells her story in an honest and unabashed way. She makes no excuses for her lifestyle and because of her honesty, it is believable. As I read her story, I was understood the lost child that the young girl from Minneapolis was. I could see how mesmerizing the glitz and glitter of the big city could be and how the lavish attention of handsome men could feed the hunger in her young soul. Annie’s story is not an easy one. It is hard to come face to face with the consequences of our bad decisions. What is important is her honesty, especially as she walks us through her conversion to Christ. She shows us how important it is to be in a community of believers that help us to grow and mature in our walk.
This book was a good read, not an easy one, but a good one. Annie chose not to sugar coat her sin, and its reality is something that should resonate with all of us. In portraying her life as she did, the reality of the Grace of the Gospel was made more evident. Though some may think they cannot identify with her seemingly dramatic conversion, in truth, Annie’s life shows that we are all the same in God’s eyes in our sin and are all dependent upon His Grace and love for our life and meaning.
Annie has not abandoned the community that is so much of her story. Now, she seeks to serve her Savior by sharing the love of Christ with others involved in the sex trade. She founded a ministry whose mission is to combat the harmful effects of prostitution, sex trafficking and exploitation by providing hope through Jesus Christ and providing both emotional and spiritual healing and assistance. For more information, see Hookers For Jesus
Want to find out more about Annie? Watch this brief video I Am Second