Growing in holiness means growing in our hatred for sin. But reflecting the character of God involves more than just casting off the garment of our old ways. It entails putting on the garment of our new inheritance. Growing in holiness means growing into being loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, truthful, patient, and wise. It means learning to think, speak, and act like Christ every hour of every day that God grants us to walk this earth as the redeemed.
Title: Rebel Queen Author: Michelle Moran Published: March 2015 Genres: Historical Fiction My Rating: ★★★★☆ Synopsis: When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But… Continue reading Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran
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Leah Westfall’s journey has been one of ever-present peril, hidden magic, harsh realities, loss, life, determination, and love. She has searched for a place to belong and a place—and people—to call home, people who can accept a girl with magical powers that prove to be both blessing and curse.
We live in an age of sexually broken people, so I thought this would be an interesting read that I could recommend to friends with emotional scars and trauma. I was a little let down...
After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home—one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson—her longtime best friend—hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes. But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she’s kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle’s villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?
Title: Walk on Earth a Stranger Series/Trilogy: The Gold Seer Trilogy #1 Author: Rae Carson Published: September 2015 Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy My Rating: ★★★★★ Excuse me. Why doesn't this book have more/higher ratings on Goodreads?! Lee Westfall isn't your average teenage girl, she has the magical ability to find gold... But she's not a typical YA special snowflake, and she's… Continue reading Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson