Delving into the story of Grace, I loved her spirit and her focus. I could easily see Grace in not only myself but in many of the young ladies I know. Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t far into the book when I came across a young lady who needed Grace’s story far more than I did. So, after giving it much thought and consideration, I gave the books to one of my Monkeys. I asked her to simply read it and give me her thoughts so that I could share them with you. 😀
Given that she is a young adult, writing the review didn’t really turn into a paragraph, but instead a collection of thoughts. Perhaps that will be better. Monkey 2 likes the book and has enjoyed it. She shares the same passion of music as Grace does so relating to the book has been quite simple for her!
She [Grace] has real controlling parents that want her to be in college instead of pursuing her music career. She talks to God every day [praying] that her parents will lighten up and have faith an believe in her. I think the own it book guides you through the book on how to connect with the girl in the book.
Needless to say, Monkey 2 is getting into the book. I can’t wait to see what blessings it brings her! I also can’t wait to pass it on to my niece, as I know she too will relate!
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 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 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 Bookof the Year for Youth, B4UD8 (Before You Date). He and his wife, author Hayley DiMarco, have one daughter and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Written by: Melody Carlson
Publisher: B&H Books
Paperback: 304 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Written by: Hayley and Michael DiMarco
Publisher: B&H PublishingPaperback: 192 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2013
And remember to check out the Grace Unplugged movie trailer.
Originally posted 2013-09-26 07:00:48.