I was a little skeptical about reading this series because the reviews I read prior to reading it said it was aimed more towards a middle school audience. However, just a few pages in I found myself really enjoying the story line. I received the Sierra Jensen Collection Vol. 1 series a year or two ago to review and I completely forgot about it until now and once I started reading it I could not stop. This, however, was not because the book was extremely relevant to me as an adult. It was because it was relevant to my middle school aged sister and gave me a little insight into the life of a teenager after God’s own heart.
In the book Sierra Jensen is a 16 year old teenage girl who, after attending a life changing mission trip in Europe, is on fire with the Lord and is ready to grow up and find romance. Volume one is all about her discovering contentment and joy with where she is in life, instead of looking towards the future. This book has a little of everything: romance, suspense, hardships, and struggles.
What I enjoyed most about this book, however, was that it is a good, clean Christian book full of great verses, prayers and good advice. I love how throughout Sierra’s trials she learned to rely even more upon the Lord. Throughout volume one, the reader gets the chance to see her relationship with her family and friends grow as a result of her becoming even closer to the Lord. All in all, I would say that this book is a must read for teenagers and their families. It’s a great read for young girls who want to learn more about God, making Godly choices and what a relationship with Him looks like.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.