Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grace Unplugged Book Review and Giveaway

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I was given two books to review and I also have a copy of both books to give away to ONE lucky winner. I will start with all the stuff I have to post and below that you can find my thoughts about the books and giveaway information.
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About Grace Unplugged the Novel
Grace Trey is an 18 year old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one hit wonder Johnny Trey who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago. 

When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the "real world" puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it? 

Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men) with performances by award-winning artists Chris Tomlin and Jamie Grace. 

About the Grace Unplugged Author
Melody Carlson has sold more than five million books. A professional writer for twenty years, she recently received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Melody has two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

Grace Unplugged
Written by: Melody Carlson
Publisher: B&H Books
Paperback: 304 pages 
Release Date: September 1, 2013

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About Own It, Discover Your Faith in God
The movie Grace Unplugged tells the story of Grace Trey, an ideal Christian teenager who is also a phenomenal singer. But when she is pushed into the “real world” at the tender age of eighteen after getting the music break of a lifetime, her faith is put to the test.
Own It mirrors the film by asking what it means to really “own” your personal faith rather than just automatically following in the footsteps of parents, friends, or other influencers. Best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco help readers understand what to do when faith meets real world challenges.

Without solid beliefs, poor choices are likely to follow. You must take the time to really know who you are, who you are becoming, and who God made you to be. It's your personal faith . . . own it!

About the Own It Authors
Hayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of more than thirty books including Dateable, Marriable, Mean Girls, and The Woman of Mystery. She has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Precept National Women's Conference, and MOPS Intl. among others and has consulted on the creation and enhancement of some of the largest stadium events for teens and young women in North America.
Michael DiMarco is a skillled communicator and teacher who has authored more than a dozen bestselling books including the 2010 Christian Bookof the Year for Youth, B4UD8 (Before You Date). He and his wife, author Hayley DiMarco, have one daughter and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Own ItWritten by: Hayley and Michael DiMarco
Publisher: B&H Publishing
Paperback: 192 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2013

 My Thoughts...
Grace Unplugged was a really good story. It took me a few pages to not be annoyed with the way the girl acted... but then I remembered this is a young adult novel and the girl was a teenager and that IS how teenagers act. (In fact, I just sat at Panera this evening and listened to a teenage girl acting quite similar with her parents.) I thought it was a realistic story of what happens when teenagers think they know more than their parents and parents try to over-protect their children. It's a story that I could imagine actually happening. It's a story about God's grace, surrender and learning to own your own faith.

You can find more info on Grace Unplugged in the links below. You can also check out the movie trailer! The Grace Unplugged movie will be released on October 4th!

 Stay Connected
Grace Unplugged Movie Facebook:
Grace Unpluggled Movie Twitter: @GraceMovie
Grace Unplugged Website:
B&H Facebook:
B&H Twitter: @BHpub
And remember to check out the Grace Unplugged movie trailer.

Own It is a book I would recommend for teenagers or people who are new to Christianity. It discusses plenty of topics that will make readers process whether or not they have surrendered every area of their life to God and challenge them  to truly own their faith. Whether you are new to Christianity or if you grew up in a Christian home this book is for you.

Giveaway Info
ONE person will win BOTH books. To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment. You can tell me a funny joke if you want because my kids are always looking for new ones... but you don't have to do that. You can just write "I want to win!" Winner will be chosen on Friday, October 4 and contacted by email. Good luck!

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