Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Double Review: Grace Unplugged&Own It by:Carlson/DiMarco

 Grace Unplugged
About Grace Unplugged:
Grace Trey is an eighteen-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 Tray 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). 

My Thoughts:
 Grace Trey is just like any other young girl. She sees her dreams ahead of her and she is ready, willing and able to just reach out and grab it. But another thing I noticed about her was that she kind of doesn't think her parents have really "been there and done that". Which that in itself is not a good sign for a girl ready to jump out and capture the world that is just out of her reach. So join us as we take a journey with her through the "hard knocks" of her life to see what happens to this young girl and her dreams.

 This book is being turned into a movie that will premier on October 4, 2013.

Own It: Discover Your Faith in God

About Own It:
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!

My Thoughts:
 This book is a brilliant concept. It raises the question, your faith, where did it come from? Did it come from your parents? Are you borrowing it? Are you faking it? This book forces you to make a choice. A choice that can change your life forever. Do you get up on Sunday mornings just going through the motions? Are you one of those Sunday Christians? Or are you only a Christian when it suits you?

 This book forces you to reflect on just what you are doing to own it? To own your faith. To figure out what God is all about and to create or recreate that hunger to know Him more intimately.

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**Disclosure** These books were sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Flyby Promotions. 

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