making the team

Making the Team by Stephanie Perry Moore and Derrick Moore

Making the Team by Stephanie Perry Moore and Derrick Moore. Alec London Series. Lift Every Voice Books (a Moody Imprint), 2011. 160 pages. Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 8-12 Recommended For: Ages 8-10, especially boys Bottom Line: Alec London learns to trust God in the midst of parent issues, friend issues, and sibling issues in this realistic 

Continue Reading…


Hammer of the Huguenots by Douglas Bond

Hammer of the Huguenots by Douglas Bond. P&R, 2015. 215 pages Reading Level: Middle Grades,ages 10-12 Recommended for: ages 10 and up Bottom Line: Douglas Bond’s latest fictional excursion into church history focuses on the struggles of the French Protestants during the mid-seventeenth century. Philippe had no idea when he apprenticed to the shipbuilder, Monsieur 

Continue Reading…

Uncertain choice

An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund. Zondervan, 2015. 249 pages. Reading Level: Young Adult, ages 15 – 18 Maturity Level: 6 (ages 15 – 18) and up Bottom Line: A beautiful maiden, an unbreakable vow, a mysterious sickness, and a sudden change of events are all parts of Jody Hedlund’s Christian historical romance. Lady Rosemarie Montefort is content to enter 

Continue Reading…


All for Love? Five Red Flags to Watch for in YA Christian Romance Fiction

I remember when Jeanette Oke and “deliverance” stories were about the only options teenage girls had if they wanted to read some Christian romance. The inventory has greatly expanded and almost every secular literary genre now has its Christian counterpart, store especially for girls. Does she like historical, sovaldi cozy mystery, sovaldi fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, 

Continue Reading…

running lean

Running Lean By Diana Sharples

Running Lean by Diana Sharples.  Zondervan/Blink, buy viagra 2013.  400 pages. Reading Level: Young Adults, buy ages 15-18 Recommended For: ages 16 and up Bottom Line: Running Lean deals sensitively with teen love and the complications brought to it by anorexia. Calvin Greenlee, cialis sale 17, suffered the worst blow of his life when his 

Continue Reading…