God in a Brothel
An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue
by Daniel WalkerUndercover investigator Daniel Walker's personal and heart-breaking account of his triumphs and failures infiltrating the multibillion-dollar global sex industry.
"Few of us have ever figured out ways to respond to this ugly exploitation. In this book, we have the story of one man's journey into that strange and dirty world to do what he could to provide deliverance and hope for those who are imprisoned with despair."
—Tony Campolo, author and sociologist, Eastern University
By InterVarsity Press
Read more about the true story of an undercover investigator who infiltrated the multi-billion dollar sex-trafficking industry and rescued hundreds of children from slavery.
By Daniel Walker
Read an excerpt from the new book on the global sex industry by undercover investigator Daniel Walker.
By InterVarsity Press
Read what Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne, Ron Sider and others are saying about the new book by Daniel Walker on sex-trafficking and rescue.
By Deborah Arca
Daniel talks about his dangerous and difficult work as an undercover investigator in the sex-trafficking industry.
Download a discussion guide for God in a Brothel for your church or small group.
By Wess Stafford
For a girl to be enslaved in a Bangkok brothel, a lot of things went wrong upstream in her young life, and we at Compassion believe there is a powerfully strategic approach called "prevention."
Meet the author and learn more about what you can do to help end sex-trafficking.
By Alisa M. Roadcup
Sex trafficking is a human rights catastrophe and requires the advocacy of people of all faiths if there is to be a tipping point on this issue.
By Dillon Burroughs
I discovered in Walker a common voice calling for a generation that will not only grow more "aware" of sex trafficking, but "act" to change the situation. If other readers grasp and apply this message, the goal of seeing fewer people as sex trafficking victims will occur.
By Alisa Harris
I am wholly sympathetic to his belief that you can wait for poverty to be solved–or you can swoop in now and save one or two or a dozen girls from a life of exploitation and violence. Walker did so–and his story is compelling in its warmth and honesty.
By Brenda Ihssen
Walker’s story operates as a call for American Christians to question to what degree they share characteristics with abusers when they ignore the plight of the impoverished, those to whom Jesus referred to as "least of these."
By Kurt Willems
There are leaders in this nation, elected officials that perpetuate child slavery as we vote them into office. Maybe this is one example of why we are called to embody a different kind of Kingdom?
By Roger Wolsey
What if we were to honor the Christ child, who came into the putrid, ugly messiness of this world in order to redeem it, by stepping up and doing what we can to prevent any of God's precious little ones from being used, abused, victimized, and discarded—and rescue those who are? What if we were Santa in a brothel for God in the brothels?
By Susan Baller-Shepard
You are my beloved, in you I am well pleased. Do we believe this of all children, worldwide, or just our own? If we believe it, what are you and I doing to show we believe this? What is the measure of our belief?
By Jennifer Grant
God in a Brothel isn't about nameless, faceless children. It's about real children – children with names, personalities, and potential as specific and precious as those belonging to the children you and I know. But, unlike the kids in our lives, these children have been kidnapped or sold into slavery by adults who should be their protectors.
By David Swartz
Daniel Walker gives much to disturb and goad us to action and prayer. The question falls to us as to whether or not we can handle this truth.
By Rachel Stone
Maybe, if we could get a clear picture of where unbridled lust and greed lead—to girls and women enslaved as prostitutes—we might have a compelling reason to fight against lust, and not just the kind that's within us.