Book Review: From Blah to Awe by Jenna Lucado Bishop

From Blah to Awe

 

Book Overview:

This book is written for adolescent girls to help them understand that being a Christian is more than just going to church and youth group or keeping a bunch of rules. It is meant to challenge teenage girls’ faith to light a desire in them to pursue God. Jenna confronts why a person feels bored with God and how to overcome that boredom through:

  • seeing the brokenness of our hearts,
  • stop caring what the world thinks,
  • stop creating God in our own image,
  • stop thinking we are a “know-it-all” about Christianity,
  • actual reading the Bible (and understand what it says),
  • praying (more than just “God give me a nice day and lots of stuff too’”),
  • understanding the gospel (understanding what Christ really did for us),
  • stop focusing on rules and start focusing on Jesus,
  • share God’s love with people,

She retells her testimony of being bored with God as well as also some powerful stories of girls whose faith is anything but boring. It is written in a conversational style with modern references to media and events of today. The book also includes note sections mid chapter for writing down the readers thoughts and reactions.

My Review:

I will admit, it took me a LONG time to read this book (months and months). Why? It’s written in a very conversational, teen-girl style. Great for a teenager, but it drove me insane. Also, I thought it was too long. The book could have been more succinct.  

But overall the content of the book was very good. The problem she presented along with the solution was spot on. This would be a good book to go through with a preteen or teen who felt bored with God and Christianity.

I got this book from Thomas Nelson’s Booksneeze blog program. These opinions are my own.

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