Friday, January 1, 2016

Am I Okay God unique devo for YA


Best-selling author, Lorilyn Roberts, and her unique devotional companion


(Devotional accompaniment to the Seventh Dimension: The Door currently a FREE ebook)
Geared for Young Adult readers
Lorilyn Roberts

Kindle: 1.99
Print: $11.99


Am I Okay, God? Devotionals from the Seventh Dimension answers many questions teens ask dealing with hot topics like self-esteem, dating, bullying, abortion, careers, forgiveness, salvation, and even deeper theological issues related to the end times and the Lord's return.

Woven into the devotionals are stories from the Seventh Dimension YA Christian Fantasy Series as well as from the author's life that touch on themes that are important to Christianity and what it means to be born again. Each of the 27 devotionals has a QR code and link to videos, music, and/or books for further discussion and enjoyment.

2014 International Book Awards Finalist for Best Non Fiction Cover Design and Christian Inspirational, among many others.

My review:

I knew Roberts’s The Seventh Dimension: The Door was a terrific story; an allegory that I thoroughly enjoyed, even though it’s targeted to young adult readers. It’s no stretch, then, to see how this lovingly thought-out devotional, Am I Okay, God?, adds even more depth and meaning to The Door. Each of the twenty-six devotionals deals with an aspect of life we all know, from being bullied, to holding secrets you think no one else shares, to forgiveness and seeing God for who he really is. The individual chapters features a passage from The Door, some long and some just a sentence, which shows how the theme is played out in Roberts’s allegorical world of the Seventh Dimension. The author then shares an episode from her life or from another person or book in a brief essay that ties into the theme. Lovingly crafted prayers follow.

The most unique aspect of the devotional in my opinion is the QR codes (and website links for those of us without smart phones) that take the reader to a YouTube video or song that illustrates the devotional. I appreciated the work that went into preparing this, and learned about a few artists with whom I was unfamiliar.

Am I Okay, God is a wonderful partner to faith. Recommended for any junior high and up-aged loved one; younger if more mature. Makes a fantastic godparent/sponsor gift, too!

NOTE:
The Door is the first book in a series of four books from The Seventh Dimension YA fantasy series set in biblical times. Books Two and Three are currently available; the fourth is forthcoming in 2016.

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2 comments:

  1. Love the idea of this book, and the series and the YouTube video. What a great idea for young adults. Thanks for sharing this, Lisa!

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  2. It is an interesting way to present a book. Thanks.

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