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Christian Books for Teens

 These titles are owned by Sugar Grove Public Library and are located in the Teen collection. Click on the bolded title to go to the catalog record, where you can place a hold using your library card number and pin number (last four digits of your card).

Fiction

A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliot

David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse.

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

"This historical fantasy set in 1600s London takes the story of Guy Fawkes  and the Gunpowder Plot and gives it a spellbinding spin. Thomas has not seen his father in more than 13 years, but he knows that the famous Guy Fawkes  will show up to his son's color test. Only a father can give his son a mask, which will then attach him to a certain color of magic. Thomas desperately wishes to bind himself to grey magic so that he can heal himself of the stone plague. When Guy Fawkes  fails to appear at the time Thomas needs him most, the teen decides to take matters into his own hands. He heads to London to find his father and demand a mask from him." - School Library Journal

The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

Penniless Lady Magdalen and Steffan, the cast-out Duke of Wolfberg, enter a marriage of convenience together and work to reclaim their rightful titles in the aftermath of an evil conspiracy.

The Passion of Dulssa: A Novel by Julie Berry

In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman," and hunted by the Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of the Albigensian heresy; Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches--but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on a hillside, she feels compelled to protect her, a decision that may cost her everything.

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar R. Giles

High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.

All the Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse

After Andrew's best friend is hit by a drunk driver and ends up in a coma, his enigmatic crush invites him to find comfort with her fundamentalist Christian group

Solitary by Travis Thrasher

When Chris Buckley moves to Solitary, North Carolina, he faces the reality of his parents' divorce, a school full of nameless faces--and Jocelyn Evans. Jocelyn is beautiful and mysterious enough to leave Chris speechless. But the more Jocelyn rsists him, the more the two are drawn together. Chris soon learns that Jocelyn has secrets as deep as the town itself. Secrets more terrifying than the bullies he faces in the locker room or his mother's unexplained nightmares. He slowly begins to understand the horrific answers. The question is whether he can save Jocelyn in time.

The Vanishings by Jerry B Jenkins & Tim LaHaye

Four former Christian teenagers find themselves alone and afraid following the Rapture when God spirits His followers away to Heaven.

Found in Translation by Roger Bruner

Spoiled eighteen-year-old Kim Hartlinger travels on a mission trip to a remote Mexican village, where she is disappointed with her rural living arrangements, but learns to touch the villagers' hearts with the Gospel.

Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti

When several students at Baker High School are stricken by an alleged curse of the school's ghost, Elijah and Elisha Springfield and their parents, undercover investigators, are sent to uncover the truth behind the events.

Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book by Nancy N. Rue

Fifteen-year-old Jessie Hatcher, forced to go to Florida with the father she thought was dead, finds that his faith, a book that seems to speak to her heart, and new friends help her get control of her ADHD and her life.

Nonfiction

Coffee Shop Devos: Daily Devotional Pick-Me-Ups for Teen Girls by Tessa Emily Hall

Coffee Shop Devos offers a warm atmosphere that will inspire you to discover your God-given purpose and live to your greatest potential. Choose your devo flavor in the Menu of Contents based on your current need. Then lean into deeper intimacy with Jesus through reflection and prayer. Along the way, you'll pick up tips and recipes for making your own coffee shop beverage--regular or decaf--to enjoy while you read.

Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul: Stories of Faith, Love, Inspiration, and Hope 

For teens who make God an integral part of their lives, teens who are sorting through doubts about whether God really cares about them, and teens who don't know God at all, Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul may be one of the most influential books they'll ever read.

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

Explains how many practicing Christians lead lives concerned with security and material comfort, and advocates for a Christianity that is based on radical obedience to the words of scripture and a commitment to help others who are in need.

You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado

This adaptation of "Outlive Your Life" for teens offers practical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that.

 

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