Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fun Friday Giveaway and Review!


Welcome back to our 5th week of giveaways!  (Yes, I am giving you a bonus day by posting early!)  Today I am excited to share a review to go along with this one!

Some of you may know I am not a huge fan of Christian Romance novels, but I do LOVE Christian fiction so I was so excited to get a chance to review the new book Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson, and its companion book, Own It by authors Michael and Hayley DiMarco.  They sounded like a good read and well, let's just say my 15 year old daughter is stalking waiting for the movie.  More on that in a minute!


Grace Unplugged is a story about a young Christian singer trying to make it big.  After several years of shadowing her dad and his brief but successful moment of fame, Grace Trey has the opportunity to make it on her own.  Unfortunately her journey in the music business in the "real world" challenges her faith more than she ever imagined.  Through the whirlwind climb to success, Grace has to decide whether her faith is real and whether she will follow the world or God.


The companion book, Own It, is a catalyst in that decision.  In the book, Grace reads the book, Own It, supposedly written by her pastor and given to her by a concerned friend.  As in the fiction book, Own It challenges you to decide if your faith is really your own just "rented, borrowed or fake".  Through the chapters it helps you see how faith will save you, cost you, change you, complete you and free you.
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I would like to say I read Grace Unplugged as soon as I received it.  That would not be true, because my daughter IMMEDIATELY snatched it up and read it first!  We will talk about sharing later! ;)  She, of course, read it in a day!  It took me two!  We both enjoyed it immensely.  It is well written, entertaining and challenging. This modern day story will appeal to middle school to adult readers.  Alcohol, lying to parents and partying is mentioned, so if you are having a younger reader read it, I would recommend you take a look at it first.  Own It, on the other hand, I would recommend you save for slightly more mature readers, maybe high school and above.  It is a great book that I really enjoyed, but I do think the subject matter is just a little more challenging to grasp.

And the most exciting part, according to my daughter...Grace Unplugged, the movie will premier October 4, 2013.  Starring AJ Michalka and James Denton, I  have a feeling this movie will be a good one to see.  You can watch the movie trailer and see what you think!


And now...you can enter to win a copy of Grace Unplugged AND Own It by entering the rafflecopter below!  Hope you win!

Blessings,


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18 comments:

  1. Would love this!! What a great review you have shared ♥

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    1. This sounds familiar...who wrote it?

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  3. I see that they have a free music download!!! Always a sucker for those and that the release is very soon October 4!

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  4. I am reading Thunder in Paradise. Very mediocre. And How to Make Your Kids Mind Without Losing Yours, or some such Lehman book. Quite good, I think.

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  5. I am reading diary of a deck uttering junkie and I see a movie that has great possibilities. Modest clothing and they also have some good music.

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  6. The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers

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  7. I am reading The Great Gatsby for school. The movie looks really interesting.

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  8. I'm reading My Beloved and My Best Friend.

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    1. Don't know about you Tara, but I am loving that book!

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  9. I see the movie trailer on the website.

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  10. The Book of Sight by Deborah Dunlevy

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  11. Daily, I'm reading the Book of John. I just finished reading Frog and Toad Together with Elliot for school. I save other books for vacation! :)

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  12. I am reading "celeste" a really neat book about a mouse. My son and I are LOVING it. :)

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    1. Haven't heard of that Annette. I will have to look for it in the library. What age group is it for?

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