Lily’s Passport To Paris

Thursday, April 23, 2015
There was no chance to make a exit, however, because the door burst open and a skinny, middle-schoolish boy-figure bolted out into the hallway, shouting something in French. When Lily and Art both looked at him blankly, his eyes reflected a snap decision, and he hurled himself at Lily, tackling her to the ground like a middle linebacker.
“Down!” he cried in English. “Head down!”

Book: Lily's Passport to Paris (Lily Series #14)  by Nancy Rue, Zonderkidz, 2003

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 11-14
Subjects: Love For Others, Missions, Friendship, Chronic Illness, Trust in God
Summary: Wham! Lily’s trip to Paris begins with a full body slam! In an attempt to protect Lily from his angry sister who is ready to throw something, Christophe shoves Lily to the ground. The more Lily learns of Christophe and his sister, the more she longs to help. She prays and tries to point Christophe towards the God she’s coming to know more and more all the time. Christophe’s older sister, however, wants nothing to do with Lily and doesn’t want Christophe with her either. Even in the midst of all of this, Lily continues her pilgrimage to learn who she really is.
Notes: This is the fourteenth in the Young Women of Faith – the Lily Series, a series of 14 books about a young girl desperately wanting to know God’s will for her life. She wants to know what her “thing” is. Everyone else seems to have one specific passion that’s also their talent. Throughout the series Lily explores many options to figure out what hers is. In this book, she, at last, realizes what her “thing” is. Before she leaves for Paris, Sister Benedict tells her to look for the details. Let the little things in life show you how God is there and working in your life. In the midst of her own pilgrimage to find this, she helps her recently diagnosed with diabetes brother and the troubled young street boy find their details to point out God to them as well.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Thessalonians 5:16-21 – Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good.


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