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Review YA and Teen books with the occasional NA thrown in.

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He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear From God
Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore
Resist
Sarah Crossan
New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life
Joyce Meyer
Politically Incorrect Wife with Study Guide
Connie Grigsby, Nancy Cobb
The Power of a Praying® Parent
Stormie Omartian
Shield the Heart - T.K. Richardson I really enjoyed Lilly in this book, she has a lot of self-discovery and it is enlightening to see how others think about her, and how she thinks her mistakes should be held against her in such a large scale, where those who love her have already forgiven and moved on. Her internal battles are the major plot mover in this book, and it is not boring at all, just a bit different. There is still action but that is not the biggest thing for me. Some shocking things happen, things that made me very sad, but seeing Lilly and the others work through their emotions was so powerful. The things that I loved about the first one, the awesome character of Claire, the romance between Lilly and Seth, and the unique premise of their gifts and how they work together are still very present in this book. I really enjoy this series, and recommend it. One person that stood out to me more in this one than the first is the character of Nikolai. I can't really say much at all without being spoilerish, but he really is well crafted and adds a lot to the story. I love how the theme of how her heart is divided between countries parallels with some of the other things that happen in the story, and I love the imagery of how she and the country has been put back together that she has at the monastery. The characters, the premise and the emotions all made this book great for me, and I recommend that you give it a try. For more of my reviews, check out Blkosiner’s YA and Teen Book Blog:http://blkosiner.blogspot.com