Without A Doubt

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
“I think I’ve been running on emotions lately, you know? Everything I’ve done or said has been based on how I felt. It’s like I’m being swept away by my emotions, and I don’t even know what I truly feel anymore.”

Book: Without a Doubt (The Sierra Jensen Series #5) by Robin Jones Gunn, Bethany House Publishers, 1997

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-19
Subjects: Friendships, Relationships with family, Dating relationships, Growing up
Summary: She’s sweet 16 and never been kissed. That’s never bothered her before. She has good buddies that are guys but doesn’t need a boyfriend. Sure there were the fantasies of Paul, but he’s off to Scotland now and obviously views her as a little sister anyway. But now things are changing. All of a sudden Randy is showing interest in being more than just a buddy. And she likes it. The feel of her hand in his, the feel of his arm around her – it’s exciting! Then out of nowhere Drake, the boy her best friend likes starts to show interest in Sierra too! And not just start showing interest, but outright asking her to start dating him. Sierra likes that too and is soon even hoping for a kiss! A challenging lesson over the campfire on their hiking trip makes her wonder if she has it all wrong though. What DOES God want of her in terms of dating relationships?
Notes: Sierra Jensen was introduced in the last book of the Christy Miller series and this is the one of twelve books about her story. Fifth in the Sierra Jensen series, Without A Doubt focuses on the rollercoaster a teen girl’s emotions can put them on. It emphasizes the value of not just staying pure, but being cautious about how much of yourself you give away to someone you’re not married to – going beyond “don’t have sex”.. There is spiritual emphasis as Sierra cries out to God for answers but the focus really is mostly about being wise and cautious before jumping headfirst into a dating relationship.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

2 Timothy 2:22 – Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.


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