Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book by Nancy Rue - REVIEWED

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Motorcycles, Sushi, &One Strange Book

Zondervan (April 16, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99

Reading level: Young Adult

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Zondervan (April 16, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0310714842

ISBN-13: 978-0310714842

“ I never say I’m sorry if I don’t mean it.”

There are a lot of things I’ve had to apologize for in this lifetime, but reading Nancy rue’s book, Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange book, is not one of them! This is the second book that’ I’ve read in her Real Life series, and once again I am both amazed and deeply touched by the story she has so skillfully chosen to tell her readers.

Real life, no matter who you are, is filled with painful circumstances and situation that are difficult to handle. Jessie Hatcher doesn’t realize how difficult her situation has become until she is removed from it entirely. Forced to live with her biological father, whom she has never known, and as a result of circumstances beyond her control, Jessie finds herself surrounded by strangers insisting she do things she is convinced she is not capable of. Slowly, ever so slowly, Jessie discovers what it is like to be loved and accepted, and she gains strength enough to face the reality of her life. This strength comes from the Author of all strength, and she discovers that Yeshua has much to say to her once her heart is tender enough to receive it.

Jessie must learn, as everyone must, that we are all broken inside and have our own personal demons to face and to battle. Jessie also learns that forgiveness is something she must both receive for herself an offer to those around her. It is through forgiveness and love that she learns to be the young woman God designed her to be - flaws and all.

Nancy Rue has created a series of stories uniquely suited to her audience. She does not hold back from revealing the reality of life’s harsh moments, but neither does she disguise the true Source of healing and strength. The real life issues presented in this story hold real-life lessons for everyone no matter your age, and it speaks tenderly to the broken place in all of our lives.

I highly recommend Nancy rue and the stories in her Real Life series. They are powerful and special, and I pray God uses them in a mighty way to speak truth to many lives.

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1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

I don't know how I missed this one. I thought I had requested it but it slipped through my fingers. Oh well1