Looking for a clean read for yourself and your teen this summer? Look no further.
Great news! SECRETS: Beauties from Ashes series book one will be on sale for only 99¢ on Amazon!
May 30-June 4
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This is a little THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to loyal readers!
And bonus, there is a study guide in the back if you’d like to do this with your teen or in a small group. By the way, adults have been reading Secrets and loving it, too.
Below is a book review written by one of my blogging sisters, Marie Anderson from Elihu’s Corner.
Secrets draws us into the turbulent lives of four teenage girls, each of whom is haunted by a secret either from their present or past. In a literary nod to C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, Beckie vividly illustrates the spiritual battle raging around these characters as they come to grips with hidden struggles. The book addresses issues like eating disorders, alcoholism, sexual abuse, and anger. Depending on the maturity of your son or daughter, you may want to pre-read the book in order to discuss some issues they may not know about or understand.
Secrets is available on AMAZON.
This book is a reminder of two very important truths:
#1: We live in a war zone.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
~ Ephesians 6.12-13, ESV
I appreciate how Beckie reminds us of Satan’s desire to unseat us and the power of God to defeat our enemy. Because we don’t see the struggle, we have a tendency to become complacent. I love the visual imagery she uses of the slinking demons and the powerful angels.
#2: There is always someone struggling near us.
It’s far too easy to become so absorbed with our own troubles that we fail to observe the struggles of others. We are all wrestling with something. As imitators of Jesus, we show our love for each other by listening and helping to bear one other’s burdens.
I am so thankful for Beckie’s willingness to tackle issues that plague our society and even our fellow Christians. It’s never easy to talk subjects like alcoholism or sexual abuse, but stories like this often help us remember who the enemy is and the power of God to overcome him.
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More good news! I’m working with my wonderful editor from Elk Lake Publishing on book two THE UNINVITED. Please join me in prayer for a holiday release! We are doing our best to meet that goal, but no promises, yet. But prayers are powerful, right?
Do you have book suggestions for summer reading? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks again to my friend, Marie Anderson at Elihu’s Corner. Learn more about her below:
Elihu Anderson is a surviving California native currently thriving in West Texas. When she isn’t writing for Elihu’s Corner, she is teaching, researching, walking, and book-worming with a cup of chai. Visit Elihu at elihuscorner.com