Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tessa: From Fear to Faith

Melissa Wiltrout
Life Sentence Publishing
292 pp.
Tessa yearns for freedom – and something else. Then a neighbor introduces her to God and salvation through Christ. But will faith be enough? Can she overcome the forces that bind her before it’s too late?

My Impressions:
I adored this book. The characters are very realistic and it has a strong christian element throughout. This book does deal with a lot of issues: drugs,child abuse, illegal activity, runaways, fear, loneliness, abandonment, reliance on God, good friends, acceptance of past etc. There is so much going on at once in this book that you don't want to miss that you  simply cannot put it down.This book reminds me that although God does not approve of our sins, he is willing to forgive us and desperately seeks to repaid that broken relationship if we are willing. The thing I liked the most about this book was the realism inside it. The end was not wrapped up in a pretty bow with all issues resolved and everything worked out perfectly. Instead there was hope given, but consequences that needed to be accepted for restoration and healing to take place.

Sexual content: none

Language: mild: a few hells, sucks, shoddy, screws, hecks, drug references etc.

Recommendation: Good Christian content, easily recommend for girls over 13

About the Author

Melissa Wiltrout lives in west-central Wisconsin with her two dogs, an energetic terrier named Daisy and a Sheltie named Chester. During the summer months she keeps busy at the family nursery and landscaping business. Writing is her favorite activity, but she also enjoys relaxing with a good book, playing guitar, breeding goldfish, and gardening. 

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