31 Books: Rescuing Hope (Book #25)

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HopeTitle: Rescuing Hope

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Author:

Susan Norris

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What the book is about:

Every two minutes, evil strips innocence from a child and sells her into slavery for sex. Not in a third-world country, but in the United States of America. Before you take another breath, the next victim will be tricked or taken from her family by a profit-hungry criminal. She could be a neighbor. A friend.Your sister. Your daughter. You. At fourteen, Hope Ellis is the all-American girl with a good life until the day she tries to help her mom with their cross-town move by supervising the movers. When they finish, one of the men returns to the house and rapes her. Held silent by his threats, darkness begins to engulf her. But the rape proves to be the least of Hope s troubles. In a gasping attempt at normalcy, she succumbs to the attention of a smooth-talking man on the subway. He promises acceptance. He declares his love. He lures her out from under the shelter of her suburban life. Hope s disappearance sets a community in motion. She s one of their own. They determine to find Hope, whatever the cost, before she s lost forever. Will you?

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Why I like it:

This weekend I’m featuring the PG-13 books. Rescuing Hope is a hard and PG-13 level graphic read. BUT. The reason you and your daughter or you and the young woman you mentor may need to read it is that sex trafficking is happening HERE, all around us. And Rescuing Hope really does an amazing job of telling a story of one young woman going from her normal suburban life to a sex slave in Atlanta. It’s an important story that I feel Susan has handled with grace.

The other reality is that many college-aged women are growing in passion and conviction to be a part of helping end slavery in our generation. This book is tells a unique perspective of the story and what we can do here and now.

Again, it is an important read but it is also mildly graphic. Read it first (if you’re the adult in the situation) or read it together, depending on the age of the young woman you are sharing this book with.

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31 Books: From Blah To Awe (Book #24)

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blahtoaweTitle: From Blah To Awe

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Author:

Jenna Lucado Bishop

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What the book is about:

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.

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Why I like it:

I love the idea of asking teen girls to dig into their faith and what it means when everything feels boring in their church life. What Jenna does in this book is really peel back the layers of what we see in our own lives and asks to reader to look more deeply into what is going on in the heart. It’s a great read for any age young woman- from the early teens to the college. I’d also really suggest this book for small group study.

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31 Books: Passion and Purity (Book #23)

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passionTitle: Passion and Purity

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Author:

Elizabeth Elliot

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What the book is about:

In her classic book, Elisabeth Elliot candidly shares her love story with Jim Elliot through letters, diary entries, and memories. She is honest about the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. These revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind readers that only by putting their human passion and desire through His fire can God purify their love.

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Why I like it:

I know I’ve already told you about Let Me Be A Woman by Elizabeth Elliot, and that is my very favorite of hers. But so often we want dating books for young women, and this still scores as one of the best ones available.

Honestly, being raised in the Kiss Dating Goodbye era (I’m not a fan), it is a turn-off to me that Joshua Harris wrote the foreword of the reprinting. BUT, the content inside is still the same and it is goooooood. There is memoir type writing- the love story that unfolds is so so sweet- sprinkled with nuggets of legit wisdom that is timeless when it comes to relationships with men. If you only picked one “dating advice” book (though that is a TERRIBLE descriptor in this case), this would be the one.

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