Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grace Unplugged and Own It

I've often heard people say that they don't read fiction.  I've even heard some say they don't have time for fiction.  I have to tell you that I learned as much from reading Grace Unplugged as I have from reading any non-fiction book, but more on that later. To celebrate my mom's 80th birthday today, September 25, 2013, I'm hosting a giveaway of two fabulous books, Grace Unplugged and Own it.  Grace Unplugged is a major motion picture premiering in just  over a week.  After reading the book, I'm excited to see the movie.  Read the end of this post to find out how to win your own copy of both of these books.

I mentioned that reading Grace Unplugged taught me a lot.  At first as I read, I thought Grace, an 18 year old, needed a good spanking.  But as I kept reading I learned that I have a lot of Grace in me.  I think we all do.  As I journeyed with her while she learned who she was in Christ, I learned a lot about myself too.  Here's more about these two books:

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. 

You can learn even more about Grace Unplugged the novel and the movie here:
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Grace Unpluggled Movie Twitter: @GraceMovie
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B&H Twitter: @BHpub
And remember to check out the Grace Unplugged movie trailer

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!

Both books are a learning experience.  If you have teens in your house, you really want them to read Own It. Own It is going to be required reading for both boys later this year.

And now here's the fun part:  If you would like to own a copy of both of these great books, just leave a comment below to be in the running.  On Friday, October 4, 2013, which is the premier date for the movie, I will draw one lucky winner who will receive BOTH books shipped to you by the publisher.  SO, just leave a comment below.  That's all you have to do.  Leave a comment... so what are you waiting for?  Get typing!!