In December 2011, 31 year-old Julia Immonen and a committed team took on the gruelling challenge of rowing 5,000 km across the Atlantic. Her aim: to highlight the plight of 27 million victims of human trafficking. This is the true...
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In December 2011, 31 year-old Julia Immonen and a committed team took on the gruelling challenge of rowing 5,000 km across the Atlantic. Her aim: to highlight the plight of 27 million victims of human trafficking. This is the true story of her journey, both physical and emotional. Foreword by Bear Grylls.
The incredible story of one woman's record-breaking row across the Atlantic to draw attention to human trafficking and come to terms with her own past.
In December 2011, 31-year-old Julia Immonen and four other women took on a challenge completed by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space: row 3,000 miles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados. Row for Freedom chronicles that journey, weaving together two narratives: the details of the grueling, peril-filled crossing that broke two world records and Julia's own story of her search for hope and purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence.
As Julia's physical and emotional treks unfold, she highlights the plight of the 27 million victims of the modern-day slave trade, which serves as the motivation for her row. In addition to becoming motivated to play their own part in promoting freedom, readers will be inspired by Julia's self-discovery and her team's triumph in one of the most formidable physical quests ever undertaken.
Julia Immonen was born and raised in Finland before moving to the UK at age six. An avid sportswoman who works for Sky Sports News, Julia's passion is campaigning to end modern-day slavery, and she believes sport is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about such overwhelming injustice.
Craig Borlase is the author of The Naked Christian (RELEVANT Books). He has written and co-written more than 14 books with authors including Mike Pilavachi, Cameron Dante and Delirious?. The Chorleywood, England, native has worked in publishing and led worship for Soul Survivor, and now lives in London with his wife and daughter.
Craig Borlase (craigborlase.com) is a bestselling British author and
collaborative writer of more than forty books. He specializes in dramatic
memoir driven by faith. His most recent book is 10,000 Reasons with Matt
Redman (David C Cook,August 2016), and his next releases are Fleeing ISIS
Finding Jesus with CharlesMorris (David C Cook, January 2017) and Finding
Gobi with Dion Leonard (ThomasNelson, summer 2017).