From Blah to Awe: A Book Review (and Giveaway!)

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I have finally given into the trend of digital reading. I can’t lie: I love the feel of a paperback in my hands. I love real ink. I love not looking at a screen.

But for Christmas, I asked my husband to get me a Kindle.

The convenience of an e-reader is just not something you can argue against. Books take up a lot of space. And there are so many e-books available for free! Just this week I got five books for zero dollars, and borrowed one I really wanted to read from the library.

But there are still some books you need to have a real copy of. From Blah to Awe by Jenna Lucado Bishop is one of those.

From Blah to Awe (how DO you shorten that title? Just Blah?) is aimed at teen girls who want to rev up their faith. I think if you’ve been a Christian for more than three weeks you’ve probably been there: thinking, “Is it really supposed to be like this? Why aren’t I more excited about God and living out His will?” I know as an adult and mother I wonder how to reconcile the day-to-day parenting stuff with the being-a-servant-of-God stuff; and as a teen it was just on a different scale—how did I balance homework and crushes with Jesus and missions?

Jenna Bishop LucadoJenna—the daughter of Max Lucado, if you didn’t catch that—has a passion for guiding teens into an exciting life with God. From Blah to Awe is written conversationally. It’s a super-easy read and full of stories of teen girls who have done awe-inspiring things for God. Jenna intertwines her own story with humor and some creative writing pieces.

The reason you need a physical copy of the book is because it is one-third journal. Each chapter has multiple short journaling sections with questions to answer. These are the kinds of questions with no right or wrong answers, just some thought-provoking topics.

As soon as I finished the book, I was thinking of some teen girls in my life I would love to read it. The younger a woman can realize that life with God is amazing and doesn’t have to be boring at all, the more time she has to live effectively and out loud for Christ.

If you’d like this book for yourself or to gift to a young lady in your life, it might be your lucky day! I’m giving away one copy thanks to Thomas Nelson, Jenna’s publisher.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me who you would give the book to (or why you want it, if it’s you!).

For one extra entry, you can share this post (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and let me know that you did. Only one extra entry per person. Please leave an additional comment letting me know where you shared it and a link, if possible.

One winner will be selected at random Sunday, February 19.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing me a copy of the book for myself and one for giveaway. No other compensation was received for this post, and all opinions are my own.

23 thoughts on “From Blah to Awe: A Book Review (and Giveaway!)

  1. I am a teacher at an Alternative School. These girls need all of the positive motivation they can get. Thank you

  2. I want this for myself because it would help me get stronger in my faith and grow as a person. It would help me feel less “blah.” 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. We are getting into the teenage years here and I think this would be a great book for myself and my daughters to read and have.

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