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    Share Your Favorite Summer Read and Enter to WIN a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

    There’s nothing better than curling up with an awesome book when you’ve got plenty of free time and the weather’s gorgeous. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our newest giveaway, the Sweet Summer Reads contest!

    HOW TO ENTER:

    Just share your favorite book or summer read (besides the Bible) in the comments below! We’ll choose our favorite answer on July 29 and the winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card to buy all the summer reads she could want.

    Good luck, girls–we can’t wait to hear all about your favorite books!

    Psst! Don’t miss these upcoming giveaways:

    August 5th – Sweet Summer Memories
    Send us a photo of your favorite memory of this past summer and enter to win a $100 Kohl’s gift card for the perfect back-to-school outfit.

    August 19th – Hit the Books
    What are you most looking forward to in the school year ahead? Tell us and enter to win a schoolbag of our favorite products to rock the school year.

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    1. The Christy Miller books (series) is my favorite book, hands down!!! Robin Gunn jones is an absolutely amazing writer and I LOVE LOVE LOVE her books!!!! They’re so true to life and the characters she creates are relatable and are good examples for the people reading them! I would recommend her books to anyone! 🙂

    2. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala. My former youth pastors who are now pastors at the Brooklyn Tabernacle bought it for me for my birthday. They took me to meet Pastor Cymbala and he signed the book for me! It taught me a lot about the power of prayer!

    3. My favorite book I read this summer was “The Race” by Della Loreda published by the Review & Herald. Its an amazing book about the christian walk. It really impacted my life!! It gave my walk with God a new and deeper meaning! 🙂 Thank God for her!!

    4. My favorite book so far this summer has been Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. I actually had to read it for school, but it turned out to be a really good book. It has a lot about hiking and being in the wilderness, which I like. The only thing was that there was a bit of profanity sprinkled through the book, but on the whole it was very interesting!

    5. Growing up christian by Karl Graustein is one of my favorite summer reads not because its a pleasure book or that I wanted to read it (my mom made me) but it really is a good read for “Church Kids” who want to own and appreciate their faith

    6. My favorite book of the summer has been Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale. It’s a retelling of a little known fairy tale called “Maid Maleen” and it’s beautifully written

    7. My absolute favorite book is “A Child Called ‘It'”. If you haven’t read it, DO! It’s a short nonfiction story of a boy who struggles to fight through his suddenly-monstrous mother’s extreme physical and emotional abuse. David Pelzer — the author — is a living testament of resilience. His faith and personal responsibility helped him transform into an emotionally healthy and competent adult. He proves that ANYBODY with a dark past can look forward to a better tomorrow. It’s a MUST read!

    8. My favorite book of the Summer is The Name of This Bok Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. It is the first book in a series of 5 books. They are great because I love mysteries. I am currently on book 3!

    9. I’m currently reading “The Unexpected Adventure” about a guy who goes through 45 days of following God to discover more and more about Him and ministering to others. My other favorite for mystery nights is “The Ambition”. This book interweaves several people’s stories together to make one story of mystery, problem solving, and discovery of a relationship with God.

    10. I really LOVED! Any Minute by Joyce Myer. Within the story the reader learns that they don’t have to be alone. They don’t have to be the one taking care of everything. Sometimes it’s okay to let go and let God. It’s okay to stop aand enjoy life with family and friends. And sometines- if you really mess up you get a second chance.

    11. I’m currently reading Chasing Daylight (Seizing Your Divine Moment) by Erwin Raphael McManus. It’s a really good book about really jumping into the life of uncertainty that God offers, and knowing for certain, in all that uncertainty, that God is going to be there no matter what. Then when you trust God despite all the uncertainties, you can begin to see all the divine moments that He gives you and start using those for God. I highly recommend it to everyone! McManus really hits the bullseye with this book.

    12. My favorite book is “Before You Meet Prince Charming” by Sarah Mally. This book is a guide to radiant purity. Radiant purity is being pure inside (our thoughts and attitudes) as well as out (physically). This book talks about how we as Christians need to desire the best for our future marriage by waiting for Gods perfect timing. It also talks about how our single years can be used by God in incredible ways when we put our focus on Him.
      This is definetly a book I will be reading to my future daughters! 🙂

    13. My favorite book is, hands down, the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit.” I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan. My small group is also reading a book called “Graceful” by Emily P. Freeman, and that is really good, too.

    14. My favorite summer book is definitely Hate List by Jennifer Brown. I’m not a huge reader, but I read this 400 page book in less than 2 days. It tells the story of a girl who is basically living with regrets I can’t even begin to fathom. Must read this book!!

    15. My favorite book is between heaven and hell by peter craft it’s a dialog between C.S Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley they all have different views and it’s one of the most interesting books i’ve read and C.S Lewis brings up so many valuable points that prepare for when my un-religious friends ask me questions!

    16. My favorite book has to be A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers (The Mark of the Lion series). This first book is about a young, Christian slave named Hadassah. Her entire family was killed when she was captured, and now she serves a spoiled girl, named Julia. Hadassah’s faith is incredibly strong and her love for Jesus is undeniable but the struggle comes in when Hadassah falls in love with Julia’s brother, Marcus, who is extremely handsome. However, when Marcus proposes, she has to refuse his marriage proposal because she doesn’t want to be yolked to an unbeliever despite her love for him. This causes Julia to send Hadassah to be eaten by the lions. But that’s not the end of this christian love story because God does amazing wonders in the life of Hadassah and Marcus, but I won’t spoil it for y’all 😉

    17. My favorite book is by Scott Westerfeld and its called “uglies” its about a world where everyone is considered “ugly” until they turn 16 where they have a BIG operation where it turns them supermodel gorgeous. The main character Tally is about to have her operation with her friend which has the same birthday as her, but Shay(Tally’s friend) doesn’t want to and runs away. Tally is now suppose to find her or never turn pretty. It shows what true beauty is, how the world that we live in sees that beauty is only skin deep and is about being “perfect” instead of being unique.

    18. This summer I’ve been reading this amazing book called “I Would Die For You”, it’s written by these parents who’s teenage son passed away after contracting an infection on the mission field. The fact that it’s based on a true story blows my mind. The fact that he had so much faith at such a young age inspires me to live out there more. Share my faith easier. And be willing to die for god.
      Seriously everyone needs to read this.
      I would die for you by Brent and Deanna Higgins. It includes journal entries from their son. Super powerful.

    19. Oooh! Love this one! (I’m a huge bookworm) My favorite book is “The Light-keepers Daughter” by Colleen Cobble. Mom got it for me at the Library because the girl on the cover has a beautiful dress. I read to find it has and amazing mystery that pulls me in instantly. I could feel God Speaking to me through the pages. The story was very deep and I was totally shocked by the twists. She spent the book fighting to get the approval of the father and then God spoke to her heart “I’m the only Father you need.”. It was then that I realized there were so many things I was trying to get from people that I could only get from God. A truly breathtaking book, I suggest it to all you gals! 🙂

    20. Well I actually just read a book that’ll I don’t think I can ever forget. It’s called “Go Ask Alice” by Anonymous. It just changes the way I look at the world and the people around me, in school and everywhere.
      It’s a real diary of a once real girl. The names of certain places, events and people have been changed of course. But the diary contains so much more than personal thoughts and feelings of this girl, it gives us all a warning. A warning of how terribly drugs can mess up your life. I’ve always known drugs are horrible and never to be used by me, but this book made it seem so much real, and so much worse. It made me realize that these things are happening, and it’s everywhere. The girl who was writing in the diary at the beginning of the book, was so unlike the girl who was writing at the end. She practically changed into a different person. It’s very neat to be able to see that transition throughout her diary. And I would hate to see any girl, any one, make the small, simple mistakes that any confused teen could could easily make. I’d love to give away the story, but I won’t do that! Please, anyone who has read it or decides to read it, I’d love to hear what your thoughts are. This book certainly has made a difference in how I think about certain things and it makes me want to help. I hope it can have the same meaningful impact on all of you.

    21. My favorite summer read is Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I love how she writes and it has a great story line. It is full of action and adventure, and it is great that it is about a girl. She has a Grace, the Grace of killing. And she has to deal with hers, but I can’t tell anymore because it will give away to much. 🙂 It is a really great book!

    22. I have so many favorite books but I think my favorite summer read is ‘The Homelanders’ series. It’s about a guy named Charlie West that wakes up with the police after him and a group of terrorists after him. But he can’t remember an entire year of his life. The series is about him trying to clear his name and find someone who can help him get his memory back. Throughout the four books he grows in his faith and God and learns to trust Him more through thick and thin.

    23. My favorite book this summer so far has been Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. I love fairy tale books and this one is perfect for that! It’s about this little girl named Hazel and a boy named Jack and they have always grown up together and have done everything together. Soon though, Hazel and Jack enter the 5th grade and Jack starts acting different and stops hanging out with Hazel anymore. Then he disappears all together and she knows something is wrong. She goes on a search for him, and after a really long trip she finally finds him. Jack was taken by an evil snow queen, and Hazel had to get Jack back from her. It has illustrations in it, (yes I love having pictures in my books, haha 🙂 ) so it adds to the story even more! It’s a great story of two best friends, and just a sweet story how one goes to rescue the other. 🙂 xoxo

    24. It’s really difficult to pick my favorite summer read, but I usually like to take the summer to retread some of my favorite books! This summer I was all about the classics! My favorite classics involve romance, heart-warming stories, innocent fun, and faith! All of which play a major role in Jane Eyre! That is by far my pick for summer read! 🙂

    25. This isn’t a christian book but it’s a very adorable innocent summer story
      “My Girl”
      which is also a movie
      In my opinion that book was just great.
      Two 11 year old best friends who spent their summer together until one of them tragically dies.
      That book made me fell in love with friendship,<3
      I think its so cute I even bought the movie after I finish reading the book.
      I would definitely recommend this book/movie to anyone no matter how old you are, it has no dirty content and its for sure gonna make you sad maybe cry :'(

    26. My favorite summer reading is
      “Are you there God?, Its me Margaret ”
      Its a book about a sixth grader girl named Margaret and her friends who are kinda rushing to grow up.
      She also deals with her issues of belief in God, as the story is frequently interlaced with her praying by beginning with the title’s words “Are You there, God? it’s me, Margaret.”

    27. This summer I read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Some people think it is a dark, depressing book. But when I read it, I see the hope that the characters find. It starts out sad, but has a somewhat happy ending. Like I said, everyone finds hope and peace. Those are the kind of books I like to read.

    28. I love “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” by Joshua Harris. It really has given me a different perspective of the dating scene. It has provided helpful tools and mindsets that make waiting for my Mr. Right a lot easier. Joshua Harris’ book has also taught me to focus on God and to trust in his perfect timing; because we all know that God will never fail us.

    29. I have to say my favorite book (besides the Bible) is Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola/Mabel Hale. This book brought me closer to God in numerous ways by answering all possible questions a girl might have. It covers modesty in dress, character defects and growing, relationships towards family, friends, best friends, and boyfriends, getting to know God, and sooooooo much knowledge and wisdom to having a balanced and successful life for God’s glory! I loveee that fact that it’s just for girls; but it’s principles are for everyone! 🙂

    30. “Fabulosity” by Kimora Lee Simmons. kimora is a super model and the president of the Baby Phat company. its one of the best books i hav ever read. its about having more confidence, building ur persona, fashion, becoming successful and being the best woman you could be. its really changing my life. im almost done with it

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