Review – Grace Unplugged / Own It

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I recently received not one, but two books to review for the upcoming release of a new movie called “Grace Unplugged” which hits theaters October 4th. The first book is “Grace Unplugged The Novel” which is based on the motion picture of the same name. The second book is “Own It” which is featured in the film as well. If you’re familiar with the film “Fireproof” and the book that was featured in that film called “The Love Dare“, this is very similar to that. Without giving away the details of the book, I look forward to seeing the movie after reading both books.

Of the two books, I really appreciated “Own It.” As a parent, one of my greatest goals is to empower my children to have their own faith. Their faith, not mine. “Own It” is a quick, easy, devotional read that teens/tweens can read as a resource to own their faith. It’s well put together and will encourage them as they sort out what faith is all about. I plan to pass my copy along to my 12 year old and have him work his way through it.

Here’s a bit more about each book:

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!

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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