Thursday, March 08, 2012

From Blah to Awe:Shaking up a boring faith

Have you ever felt bored with God?
Everyone, especially teenagers, struggles with being bored with God from time to time. Sometimes church services and Bible reading don’t seem that exciting, and it’s easy to get busy and not make time to pray . . . but when this happens, we are missing out!
Jenna Lucado Bishop shares her testimony and others' stories to see what a radical, living relationship with God looks like. But this book is not just based on feelings. The Bible gives steps that will help girls hunger and thirst for more of God.
This book will not only offer girls a fresh perspective, but it will also help them do a little soul-searching and discover where they are in their own lives. Plus, it will let them in on the world’s greatest secret—that the Creator of the Universe loves and cherishes them deeply and that a fulfilling relationship with Him is the most exciting they will ever have.

My Opinion
I was excited to review this book since it's targeted for tweens/teens. I was hoping Makenzie would like to read it but she wasn't interested at all.  I'm saving for her in the future, I now know that some of the things discussed in this book are just too much for her sweet little mind to handle, I'm taking drugs, prostitution, etc.  It's enough to make a sheltered home school girl blush.  
This is a really good book. I was pretty sure it might be kind of boring being written by Max Lucado's daughter Jenna.  I mean really, what kind of life did she have?  It couldn't have been that bad, I was sure she probably had a wonderful, christian upbringing that was pretty "cushy".  It was actually very refreshing to see her transparency and honesty in the fact that the bottom line is this, our boredom with God is ultimately US!  She did not come off in a real preachy type of way but like you were sitting down with a girlfriend just talk and mulling things over together.  I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for teens and up.  You can purchase this book at most christian bookstores, online and is available as a Kindle download.  Here's a link to Amazon if you would like to purchase it for yourself or as a gift!

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