Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Double Book Review & Giveaway: Grace Unplugged & Own It

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

Put yourself in this scenario. You are a Christian. A singer. All of a sudden you get the opportunity to do what every girl dreams of, to be a popstar. Do you compromise your faith while in the entertainment world, or do you own it? On the other hand, you are the parent of an upcoming talented Christian individual, and you want to help influence them to make the right decisions for their life.

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."

After you read this book, you will definitely want to to go see the movie which releases on October 4th. Take a look at the trailer. 

My friend was able to prescreen the movie, this is what she said,

 " All I want is to raise my children up to love the Lord with all their heart, to serve Him and to follow Him. This movie would make the perfect mommy/daughter date to open up a conversation with your teen about what their hopes and dreams are for their future and what your hopes and dreams are for their future."
- Jennifer, Just Wedeminute

Not only did I get to review the novel Grace Unplugged, but also the book Own It, which actually appears and is given to the character Grace in the movie Grace Unplugged.

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

One of  my blessed readers is going to receive their very own copy of BOTH books! How cool is that? All you have to do is enter on the easy Rafflecopter entry form. There is one mandatory entry. What did you dream of being when you grew up?  Extra entries are available.

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.

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 Book of the Year for Youth, B4UD8 (Before You Date). He and his wife, author Hayley DiMarco, have one daughter and live in Nashville, Tennessee. 

I am in absolute awe at the timing of this book/movie. With current song/dance controversy, more than ever it is time for us to OWN IT!

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Kayla Rice said...

I always wanted to be a teacher. I would set up all of my dolls and teddy bears and play school.

ShaRhonda said...

Awwww...Love it!

coley r said...

ive always wanted to be a mommy.. 4 kids and just love on them and teach them about Jesus