About Grace Unplugged the NovelGrace Trey is an 18 year old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her phenomenal, God-given musical talent. Both traits come from her father, one hit wonder Johnny Trey who found Jesus after losing his chart success two decades ago.When Grace encounters her own music break of a lifetime, the sudden dive into the “real world” puts her deeper beliefs to the test. Pop superstardom is just within reach but appears to require some spiritual compromise. Will Grace reject her faith, or will she own it?Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men) with performances by award-winning artists Chris Tomlin and Jamie Grace.
About the Grace Unplugged AuthorMelody Carlson has sold more than five million books. A professional writer for twenty years, she recently received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Melody has two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.
About Own It, Discover Your Faith in GodThe movie Grace Unplugged tells the story of Grace Trey, an ideal Christian teenager who is also a phenomenal singer. But when she is pushed into the “real world” at the tender age of eighteen after getting the music break of a lifetime, her faith is put to the test.
Own It mirrors the film by asking what it means to really “own” your personal faith rather than just automatically following in the footsteps of parents, friends, or other influencers. Best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco help readers understand what to do when faith meets real world challenges.
Without solid beliefs, poor choices are likely to follow. You must take the time to really know who you are, who you are becoming, and who God made you to be. It’s your personal faith . . . own it!About the Own It AuthorsHayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of more than thirty books including Dateable, Marriable, Mean Girls, and The Woman of Mystery. She has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Precept National Women’s Conference, and MOPS Intl. among others and has consulted on the creation and enhancement of some of the largest stadium events for teens and young women in North America.
Michael DiMarco is a skillled communicator and teacher who has authored more than a dozen bestselling books including the 2010 Christian Bookof the Year for Youth, B4UD8 (Before You Date). He and his wife, author Hayley DiMarco, have one daughter and live in Nashville, Tennessee
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In Grace Unplugged, Grace Trey wants to chase her dream as a singer but she quickly learns that life in the real world for an 18 year old up and comer is harder than she realized. While many of us aren’t chasing dreams as lofty as becoming a singing superstar, we can all relate to finding out the harsh realities of life and having our faith challenged.
Grace grew up in a Christian home and with a father who is the music leader in her church, she is expected to be the perfect example of a good Christian girl. Growing up as a pastor’s daughter I really related to her and her struggles. When she is asked to compromise her faith and who she is at the core, will she overcome the temptation’s that come along with making it in the music business or will her roots as a Christian hold strong?
Own It was a strong companion book to read right after finishing Grace Unplugged. It challenged me in ways I hadn’t thought of and got to the very heart of ones faith and what it really means.
Growing up in the church, I never questioned what I was taught to believe until I entered adulthood. And then I realized I was in fact living with a “borrowed faith” and just believed what I was taught without question. I went through many years where I fought and challenged my faith until I really learned to Own It for myself.
Both of these books bring to light the questions of what it means to be a true Christian and I can’t wait to see the movie Grace Unplugged! You can enter to win both books below. There will be one winner for both of the books.