Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Deceived by Kelly Harrel

About the Book

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My Review

Danny's story was one sadly we hear in reality a lot today. Some of us have been there. God seems so far away, and we fill that longing for acceptance, love, and more with things- things that have consequences. It has become harder and harder for teens especially surrounded by lies that satan tells us through media, other lost peers, and through our own thoughts. I have to say I was glued to the page on this one as Danny was so relatable and down to earth. Each interaction he had with other characters was clear in my mind, and each character was very clear in my mind. I think that this book could really reach out to those the age of Danny as a way to share the Gospel with them and help them know that living life is hard, and without Christ and fellow Christians, it is impossible. The plot within was engaging, and the emotions I felt while reading were very real. Kudos to the author for making this a realistic, relatable, riveting read!

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.

About the Author

In addition to the Lauren Drake series, Kelly Harrel has written the Walking the Walk series, inspirational fiction geared toward showing the real-life struggles of young adults in the light of God’s love and grace. She enjoys speaking at women’s events and retreats, as well as teaching at writer’s conferences. Her heart’s desire and life goal is to bring others into a deeper relationship with Christ through her writing and speaking.

Kelly holds an MS in Educational Counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services credential as well as her California teaching credential. After several decades in education and ministry, she still claims her biggest accomplishment as homeschooling her children. She resides in Southern California with her husband, teens, and desert tortoise named George.

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