Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Tour: Always, A Teen Devo (Review)

Does your faith make a difference in your life?

Does what you hear at church on Sunday affect the rest of your week? Maybe you let your beliefs remain at a surface level, never letting them really change who you are. But when you read and study the words of Jesus, you can't help but grow in your faith.

What I Thought
Always, the third installment in Melody Carson's Words from the Rock series, contains 90 devotions (two pages each in length) that cover a variety of topics including pain, joy, love, faith and more.

Each topic starts with a nugget of scripture or Words from the Rock, a brief devo, a prayer and a final word from the scriptures. It also includes a "Stone for the Journey" or a closing thought that wraps everything up.

In fact, I really believe Carson's words help "unpack" Jesus' message in a way that teens can apply it to their life - in the highs and lows of school, family life, relationships and more.

I chose to review this book, because several young women in my church are fans of Carson's TrueColor's series. I wanted to see how she turned her fiction skills towards devos.

I was not disappointed - in fact, I've already decided to immediately pass this devo along to one of my students. This devo book (or the companion volumes: True or Life) is definitely one that girls can use to grow closer to God.

More About The Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Carson  was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon. Visit her website at

On-Line Resources
Read an Excerpt From Always
Buy it at Amazon

About The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

1 comment:

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