When The Light Meets The Dark

When The Light Meets The Dark

by Amy Pollpeter

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Overview

1 in 6 women reports being raped. 75-80% of rape victims know their attacker. Only 25-30% of rape victims report their crime to the police. Like pretty much every other woman, Amy Pollpeter never thought she would be a part of any of these statistics; but at the age of 16, she was raped by a former boyfriend and became a part of all three of these statistics. Even though she knew about rape, she always believed it happened to someone else. Not to someone like her.

This is the story of her journey from brokenness as a victim to strength as a survivor. In the process she finds God, finds the true meaning of forgiveness, and develops a passion to raise awareness about sexual violence and bring hope to victims. Using both her own experience, and knowledge from her career as a forensic biologist, she dispels the long believed myths about rape – its prevalence, its victims, and its perpetrators.

God's warm and loving light penetrated into her dark and secret silence to give her a voice. She hopes her story shines God's light into the darkness of other hurting people as well.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157703233
Publisher: Amy Pollpeter
Publication date: 11/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 929 KB

About the Author

As a forensic scientist with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Amy Pollpeter is well acquainted with the crime of sexual assault. Approximately 80% of her time is spent working sexual assault cases. She instructs law enforcement officers and forensic nurses on evidence collection in sexual assault cases. Her knowledge about this crime doesn’t come just from the cases she has worked in her 7 years at a state crime laboratory however; she is also a survivor of this crime and knows how great of an effect it has on its victims.
In addition to her role as an instructor, she has become a liaison between the crime laboratory and the sexual assault response teams. She has a passion for speaking to public groups to raise awareness of the crime of sexual assault. In addition to speaking to churches and public groups, Amy has been a guest on a Christian radio show to discuss the topic of sexual assault and the Christian response to victims and perpetrators.

Amy lives in Iowa with "her boys" - her husband, Dean, and their two sons.

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When The Light Meets The Dark 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BillMcCarthy More than 1 year ago
This woman has been proven to be a racist. I read the book prior to her fall from grace to help understand some issues that my oldest daughter and it appears to have several issues with the writing/storyline. My opinion is that this "book" is very poorly written and after seeing that Pollpeter is now a discredited former state employee that was fired. My suspicion that this book was just an attempt to become and "author" were confirmed after reading. Do yourself a favor and skip this book for a one that has real substance and not just an "author" who is trying to make herself part of a drama or victim of a crime. For the real story, try searching the web for "Pollpeter racist" and do some research on this "author." I guess publishers will print anything these days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not trust this author. She has lied about cases and has been fired from the Iowa State Patrol for racist comments on social media. http://www.kcci.com/news/dps-lab-worker-fired-after-comments-on-social-media/40911218
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written