Friday, February 17, 2012

From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe
Jenna Lucado Bishop
(Thoomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1400316557
February 2012/240 pages/$14.99

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.

If Jenna Lucado Bishop is sure of anything, she is sure of this, “I have a deep calling on my life to give hope to teenage girls.” What started out as a heart to encourage teen girls has now blossomed into a ministry. Daughter of best-selling Christian author Max Lucado, Jenna has realized that she has inherited a passion for writing and speaking just like her dad. She is currently a part of the Revolve Tour, an event for teen girls that includes a line-up of Christian artists like Natalie Grant, as well as speaker and author, Chad Eastham and many more. She is the co-author, along with her dad, of You Were Made to Make a Difference and also is the author of Redefining Beautiful. Jenna has also narrated part of Thomas Nelson’s Word of Promise: Next Generation. Through all the piling projects, Jenna is driven by the thought of one more girl hearing about the love of Jesus.

Although I am obviously not a teenager, I think this book will appeal to those middle school and high school girls looking to jumpstart their faith. It is written in a fresh, conversational style and Jenna is candid about her own sin nature, which keeps the book from coming across as lofty and preachy. Throughout the chapters, readers have an opportunity to journal answers directly into the book, making this a practical take-action-now book rather than simply one to intellectually read and place on a shelf. This would be a great book for a small group to do together with a mentor.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and Merge PR as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Modern Day Disciple said...

I reviewed this book too! I like your review!Better than mine! Nice job.