by Emma Mae Jenkins
Published by New Growth Press
Publication Date November 18, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Christian Living
Written for: High-School/Young Adult, Middle-School
Emma Mae Jenkins, a young writer, has inspired many with the freedom she has to be herself--a dearly loved child of God. In her first book, Be Loved, she invites readers to join her on a journey of life-changing faith and the freedom that comes from knowing the love of God.
She chronicles her own high school journey through starting a new school, navigating the typical pressures of school work and sports, going to prom, and even homecoming. Emma Mae faced each new challenge with the confidence that God was with her and was going to make her uniquely useful in the place he had prepared for her.
For Emma Mae, it all starts with her relationship with Jesus. Because she knows she is loved by him, she is free to be herself and to live out her faith no matter what the cost. As a young, passionate, and intimate lover of Jesus, Emma Mae's love for her Savior overflows unashamedly into her unconditional, fierce love for people.
Readers will experience the chain-breaking liberty of knowing the Lord's presence and the freedom to be unique. This full-color, hardback book includes pictures from Emma Mae's life, along with key Bible verses that God used to strengthen and guide her through the ups and downs of her high school years. Readers will learn to face th(more...)
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Emma Mae Jenkins shares about her spiritual journey through middle school and high school in an engaging and friendly manner. Her vibrant personality, commitment to the Lord, and deep love for people come through in each word, loud and clear. If I had gone to school with her, I am sure we would have been friends!
Each chapter begins with an episode from Emma Mae’s life and a truth that she learned. Many scriptures are shared to back up what she says and also for memorization and meditating on. She covers subjects such as seeking God first, perfectionism, and living a holy life amid temptation.
The truths shared are relevant, scripturally sound, and presented to not make Emma Mae sound wonderful because of what she knows but to glorify God and to encourage and exhort the reader to walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord.
I loved the pictures in the book, the word art, and the overall layout. It would make a fantastic gift for a young woman who seeks to walk more closely with the Lord.