Do you struggle to find reading material for your tweens, teens, and young adults that is both entertaining and edifying? Something that’s fun to read but isn’t filling their minds and hearts with toxic values, explicit sex, or dark/occult themes?
If you do, then the authors at Catholic Teen Books are a lot like you! These award-winning fiction authors are mothers, teachers, homeschoolers, and more – all seeking to provide young Catholics with engaging but wholesome novels. They write stories that mirror the struggles today’s teens face through a variety of genres that appeal to both young men and women.
Don’t underestimate the power of a story. A well-written story takes us into characters’ lives and lets us live through them for a while. Faith-filled fiction can entertain and take us on an exciting journey, but more importantly, it can change lives. Strengthen our resolve. Help us grow in virtue. And bring us closer to God.
In the monthly video series Faith Through Fiction, Catholic Teen Books authors T.M. Gaouette (The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch) and Leslea Wahl (The Perfect Blindside) discuss a topic relevant to today’s teens then share insights from a special guest author. They also share reading recommendations based on those themes.
In this month’s episode, Catholic Teen Books hosts author Corinna Turner (Mandy Lamb and the Full Moon) discussing this month’s theme of sacrifice. The featured book is I Am Margaret, the first novel in the popular dystopian series set in a world where, if you don’t pass your Sorting at 18, you are recycled. Literally.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner
- The King’s Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland by Susan Peek
- Saint Magnus: The Last Viking by Susan Peek
- Rightfully Ours by Carolyn Astfalk
- Chasing Liberty by Theresa Linden
- 7 Riddles to Nowhere by A.J. Cattapan
- Treachery and Truth by Katy Huth Jones
- The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney
- The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl
Previous episodes of Faith Through Fiction are available online. Featured topics for January and February were bullying and putting God first, respectively. For more information on Catholic Teen Books and other reading recommendations, visit CatholicTeenBooks.com.
For more information on Catholic Teen Books and other reading recommendations, visit CatholicTeenBooks.com.
Copyright 2019 Carolyn Astfalk for Catholic Teen Books
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