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Now a Christianity Today "Best of 2017" Award Winner!

Written by Ruth Everhart

Narrated by Pam Almand

9 hours 19 minutes

Released 12/6/2016


Tyndale House



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It happened on a Sunday night, even though I’d been a good girl and gone to church that morning.

One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God.

In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop― questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come: Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for?

Told with candor and unflinching honesty, Ruined is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God.


Ruth Everhart is a writer and Presbyterian pastor who has been serving churches for more than two decades. She is the author of the memoirs Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land and Ruined. She is also an avid blogger and speaker on topics related to spirituality.


Audie Award (the "Oscars" of audiobooks) nominee Pam Almand 's voice acting career began in 1995 with a Tylenol spot for national TV. As an international 747 captain for Northwest Airlines, she did voiceover work all over the world in her time on the ground and eventually began full-time work as a professional narrator and voiceover talent, building a state-of-the-art professional recording studio equipped with Neumann and Sennheiser mics for the highest quality narration the profession demands. She records for clients including Audible, Dell, Amazon, Suspense Publishing, Disney, Jelly Bean Press, Bell Bridge Books, Sony, Delta Airlines, The Hotels and Casinos of Monte Carlo, US Veteran's Admin, ACX, The United Nations, Lexus, Johnson & Johnson, Zurich, and many other well-known companies across the globe.

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