Item description for Grasping at Moonbeams (Brio Girls) by Lissa Halls Johnson & Jane Vogel...
Overview Becca McKinnon has prayed for years for her best friend, Solana Luz, to relinquish control of her life to God, but Solana has remained stubbornly attached to her "I'll do what's best for me" philosophy. Now that Solana has finally taken an interest in spending time with a small group of girls intent on spirituality and community, Becca is more than thrilled to join her. Everything appears to be going great, but when Becca's asked to give her heart to the new group, she has to rethink everything she's ever believed in.
20 Chapters In 182 Pages
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.51" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Brio Girls
Series Number 6
ISBN 1589970527 ISBN13 9781589970526
Availability 0 units.
More About Lissa Halls Johnson & Jane Vogel
LISSA HALLS JOHNSON is a freelance writer and story editor, author of novels for teens, tweens, and young adults.Included among her twenty published books are the most recent: "Rich in Love"with Irene Garcia, and"Still Growing" with Kirk Cameron. She has edited over fifty novels for publishers including Howard Books, WaterBrook, Thomas Nelson, and NavPress, and has been published in Reader's Digest and other periodicals. She is a conference speaker and teacher. She currently lives in the country with two dogs, a horse, and one husband.
Lissa Halls Johnson currently resides in Reno, in the state of Nevada. Lissa Halls Johnson was born in 1955.
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Grasping at Moonbeams May 18, 2005
Becca has been concerned for her best friend and fellow "Brio Girl", Solana, for years. Recently, Solana's non-Christian attitude has left her with a broken heart, and she is left feeling low and depressed. When the two girls make friends with Katie, who is strong and confident in her beliefs, they find themselves attending special gatherings and neat rituals with her, all in the name of the Lord...or so Becca thought. Is it possible that Becca could actually be helping Solana to grow even FURTHER from God?
I really liked this book. It taught me a lot about Wicca, the religion that Katie and her friends practice. I understand better now why some parents refuse to allow their kids to watch T.V. shows and read books where magic is involved. Even though I think magic is a really interesting subject for a show, book, or movie, I would NEVER, EVER try to cast spells or be "witch-like" in real life. Apparently, that's how those parents feel, too, and why they don't allow their kids to be exposed to things such as witches, wizards, potions, spells, magic, etc. I also learned that Wiccans don't, in fact, worship Satan, but they do worship a "God and a Goddess". Whether the "God" is the real God or not, I'm not sure. But on another subject, this book had a good storyline. I mainly enjoyed learning about Wicca, and why it is considered to be satanic. The characters didn't tease each other as much in this book as in the last one I read, "Stuck in the Sky", so I can't really think of anything bad that I have to say about it. Overall, I recommend "Grasping at Moonbeams" to girls ages twelve to sixteen (the actual recommended age limit) since some topics came up in this book that would be inappropriate for younger girls.
Couldn't be better!! Mar 1, 2005
I think this book is great! It shows how easy it is to be taken in by something that seems like it's good, but in reality isn't. I think it's good for everyone to know the truth about wicca--it's bad. It's satanic. I couldn't wait to finish this book. It's one of my favorites in the series.
Excellent Job Jan 28, 2005
Okay..whoever wrote that first review-Okay I'm a virgin! I think that this book is so true to what God tells us in the Bible about Wicca. I don't personally know anyone that is a Wiccan, and they might be persecuted as well, but how many countries have it Illegal to be wiccan? I know of None. But Christianity? Let me tell ya, there are so many in Asia, not to mention other continents. Wicca is seriously bad because you are getting into Witchcraft and that is no with a CAPITAL N by God's Standards and I want to be living my life 100% up to God's expectations. I think that the author of this book, Jane Vogul, along with Susie Shellenburger, the editor of Brio mag and the books did an excellent way of interpeting the Bible into an easier way to understand.
APPALED! May 14, 2004
NOTE: PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE YOU JUDGE: I haven't even been able to finish the book, but compared to the other reviews and such, I can tell what is going to happen! This book is straight up bull-crap! I've been studying out of curiosity what Wicca is all about for over 2 years! There is nothing EVIL about it unless you break every rule of being wiccan in the first place! When a "strong christian" writes a book about Wicca, that's the kind of thing that happens! That's why there's a 'be silent' rule in Wicca... that's why there's what's called being 'in the broom closet'. Many wiccans have been descriminated against, beat up, even killed, because of the terrible stereotypes that people throw at them! The only reason that there are actually some people who call themselves wiccans who practice dark magick is because they got into it for power instead of out of curiosity or general interest! I checked out the book from my local library, and I skipped through the middle, to her first circle... I almost choked laughing when Becca said "that's why s*x is supposed to wait until after marriage" or whatever it was that she said... You have BAJILLIONS of US citizens, TONS of which call themselves christians, TONS of those unmarried, and how many of those are virgins? HA! Anyway... There were rumors started in the burning times (shows how perverted some/all of the prosecuters were) saying that when they gathered they would shut out the lights and screw the nearest person, reguardless of age or gender... That is all bull, and those are the kinds of stereotypical rumors that I'm trying to crush! That is my life's mission! lol... If anyone wants some info on what wicca is REALLY about... Try the series "circle of three". It's about a christian girl who has to do a project on the salem witch trials, but her crush is a library TA, so she grabs all the books in the section to get out as fast as possible, and what-do-you-know! There's a book on wicca in there. She, naturally, does a love spell and screws up more than one person's life, then has to seek help, and meets two other people and together they undo what she did and eventually explore the path of a year and a day. That's the term of 'trial membership' for a coven. When joining, you can drop out at any time, or at the end of that time, they can decide if they want you to join. Magick is just energy, there's tons of it out there... Magick is putting it to use.
An Excellent Scoop on Wicca Sep 16, 2003
Becca's experience in this book is something that every teen should have. Reading this book really gave me the scoop on Wicca. I never really knew what it was before, but now, I'm glad that I'm no part of it. Jane Vogel did a very good job explaining why we shouldn't have anything to do with Wicca. It's shows that following God is the only way to live and that no matter what, fooling around with demons is not ok.