Friday, August 30, 2013

Special post: GRACE UNPLUGGED - A Movie and a Book - Two-Book Giveaway

From time to time, I'll be offering special new books or movies on Saturdays. This the first one. The giveaway winner will be announced in two weeks.

Grace Unplugged, the movie will release on October 4. For more information, check these links.
Grace Unplugged, the novel will release tomorrow. Grace Hill Media sent me a copy to read and review, along with the companion book Own It.

Melody Carlson was the author chosen to write the book based on the movie. She is an excellent choice. I've long enjoyed reading her books, both for the Young Adult (YA) audience and adults. In this book, she really takes the reader deep inside the heart and mind of Grace Trey.

An eighteen-year-old singer, Grace is passionate about her Christian faith and her God-given gift of music. She grew up, playing and singing with her father's praise band. Now he is the Worship Pastor of a church, and she's feeling confined and controlled, when she wants the freedom to praise her own way, on a different level of music.

When her chance to move beyond what she's doing comes along, she knows her parents don't think she's mature enough. But she's eighteen, and that's consider an adult in many circles. So she takes her chance without their permission. After all, she really doesn't need it, does she?

I found this book very true to the feelings of many eighteen year olds in today's world, even in Christian circles. And through both her right and wrong choices, I felt the author was spot on. The depth of Grace's feelings as well as those of her parents' pulled me straight into the story.

The book (and the movie) takes all the major characters through a lot of growth, spiritually and through physical experiences. An enlightening and interesting peek into so many areas of life. I highly recommend this book, and I can't wait until the movie comes out.

Own It is the title of a book used by Quentin, the intern at the entertainment company where Grace found her chance. He shared it with Grace. The book deals with young people who live on "borrowed faith," the faith of their parents.

Back in my day, we were told that God doesn't have grandchildren in the faith. Each person has to have his or her own relationship with Him. This is the message of Own It.

The movie Fireproof used a book The Love Dare to help the characters grow, and so many people asked for a copy of the book that they had someone write a book to fit the movie. The producers of Grace Unplugged knew that just as many people would want to read the book Own It that they had them both written before the movie releases.

Own It is an easy read with very deep concepts. It would be a good book for any person to read, and it will make a wonderful gift for young people making their way in the world.

Here are links to where you can order the books online:
Grace Unplugged -
Own It -
Grace Unplugged: A Novel -
Own It: Discover Your Faith in God

In my cooperation with Grace Hill Media, one person who leaves a comment on the blog will win a free copy of both books.

As always,  please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

If you’re reading this on Google +, Feedblitz, Facebook, Linkedin, or Amazon, please come to the blog to leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. Here’s a link.


Amy C said...

I would to read both of these books. Thank you!
Amy C

bonton said...

Would love to read this book, & then give it to my granddaughter & nieces. Would like to see the movie - when it comes out - also.

The Love Dare movie & book reached a lot of people, & i have no doubt that these will - also.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the books!



Linda Kish said...

Both books sound terrific. I would love to read them.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Melanie Backus said...

What a great post! I would love to read both of the books. Thank you for the chance.

Melanie Backus, Texas

Anonymous said...

I would love to win. Angela in KY

sm said...

This is interesting with books and movies. Would love to win. sharon, ca wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Preston said...

Congratulations on your new release. Both books look wonderful.

Mary P


Tonja Saylor said...

Great post. You gave just enough info to interest me. I would love to read these.
Tonja S. (Virginia)

Britney Adams said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful books!

Britney Adams, TX

Bonnie Traher said...

Would love to in the book and maybe the movie too.

Jean said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

Jean K
West Palm Beach, FL

Anonymous said...

Theses both sound very interesting! I would love to read the book and see the movie too!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!Donna Brookmyer

mongupp said...

Sounds really relevant for my daughters!

Monica, Ontario

Cindy W. said...

This sounds like a wonderful two wonderful books and a wonderful movie as well. I would love to win. These would be awesome to read/watch and then pass on to others who could benefit from them.

I live in Indiana.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

Library Lady said...

I would love to win these for the church library.
Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.
Janet E.

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Melissa Oldaker said...

I would love to read these. Thanks for the opportunity.

Melissa O