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The Passage (Becoming Beka Series, Book 3) [Paperback]

By Sarah Anne Sumpolec (Author)
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As sixteen-year-old Beka struggles with her feelings about Josh, who is going away to college soon, and Mark, who wants a more physical relationship, Gretchen's threats take a terrifying turn and God does not seem to be paying attention.

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It's springtime in Bragg County and love is in the air. A church retreat allows Beka to get to know Josh better; but she learns that even though she likes him, his college choice may put a wrench in their relationship. Confused about her relationship with Josh, Beka seeks out Mark for solace. When Mark tries getting physical with Beka, she ponders issues of purity.

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Studio: Moody Publishers
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.69"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   Moody Publishers
Grade Level  High School  
Age  13-18
Series  Becoming Beka  
Series Number  3  
ISBN  080246453X  
ISBN13  9780802464538  

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More About Sarah Anne Sumpolec

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! SARAH ANNE SUMPOLEC is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and holds both a Bachelors degree in psychology and elementary teaching certification. Her background in psychology allowed her to work both in an acute care inpatient setting and a long-term residential treatment center, both of which helped to provide her much insight and compassion towards those struggling to cope with a life that is not always kind or fair. She continually researches and speaks on the hot topics facing teens today. Sarah is the author of the Becoming Beka series, has written for a number of magazines such as Brio and Teens 4 Jesus, and has appeared on Janet Parshalls America, The Tyra Banks Show, and The 700 Club. Sarah lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband, Jeff, and their three daughters.

Sarah Anne Sumpolec currently resides in the state of Virginia.

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Beka realizes that being a Christian isn't at all easy   Jun 1, 2007

High school junior Beka Madison has seen a lot of changes throughout the year. Still adjusting to her mother's recent death, Beka struggles with her grief, finding good friends and becoming a Christian. In addition to the hard life lessons she learns along the way, Beka continues to wrestle with some old habits in this third installment of the Becoming Beka series.

Sarah Anne Sumpolec has a pulse on the heart of teens, and her brief, pithy conversational narratives keep the story moving along. Beka's father continues to spend time with Gabby, the kind-hearted woman who allows Beka's sister, Anna, to ride horses at her farm. While the rest of Beka's family relishes these afternoons together, Beka seethes inside. No one can replace her mom. (Except maybe Julie, Beka's counselor.)

In school, Beka's stress levels rise as her former friend turned enemy, Gretchen, gushes with kindness even though Beka turned her in for burning down the school's Snack Shack. Beka knows better than to believe that Gretchen has forgiven her. And then there's boy trouble. Which one to date? Beka can't decide between fellow student Mark, the one with the questionable past, and Josh, the homeschooled senior heading off to college in the fall.

With a potential romance brewing for her dad, the unresolved tension heightening with Gretchen, and being torn between Mark and Josh, Beka's mind is spinning. Through it all, she tries to trust God and discover His will; thankfully, she has the input of her good friend Lori to help challenge her thinking and actions at every juncture. Beka makes headway and then blunders, losing her dad's trust again. She resorts to lying, only to repent and confess before making even more serious mistakes.

By book's end, Beka realizes that being a Christian isn't at all easy and that developing a daily faith and trust in God is non-negotiable in the grand scheme of life.

--- Reviewed by Michele Howe
Series keeps getting better  Jun 2, 2005
Beka in the becoming Beka series keeps falling into the same traps. She knows what the rules of her house are, but she keeps pushing the envelope. As a new Christian, she knows what she should do, but she keeps looking for loopholes. She wants it all written out in black and white. Of course life is never like that. Teens especially are living in a very difficult time. Sarah Anne Sumpolec brings many of the issues that teens face out in this book. The Becoming Beka series has developed into real, believable characters with real, today issues. In my opinion, The Passage is the best book in the series. If you missed the first two installments, don't worry. You'll enjoy this one.
Many Roads to Take  Mar 19, 2005
Sarah Sumplec does it again! In the third installment for the Becoming Beka series, we find Beka glancing down a number of roads. Will dreams come true with Mark or Josh? Or is there a nightmare in the shadows up ahead? The Passage deals head on with the confusion relationships can bring. Beka wonders if her father is a rock or merely a stumbling block along the road. Does God hear her and if He does, why won't He shout the direction? Enjoy this intriguing story which will delight teens and adults alike. Look out! Revenge is in the shadows!
Number 3 is a hit  Feb 24, 2005
Sarah Anne Sumpolec captures the voice of today's teens. She creates not only believable characters but flawed ones as well. Her main character Beka is a Christian, but she makes many conscious choices to sin and go against her father's wishes. Modern teens will relate to and root for Beka who seems mired in difficulty situations and choices. Although she has a relationship with God, it's not always alive and real. The Passage portrays, in honest terms, teens' struggles to find a balance in their relationship with God.
Great Young Adult Novel  Feb 16, 2005
Teens can now read THE PASSAGE, a third book in the Becoming Beka series by Sarah Anne Sumpolec. Sometimes Beka's faith in God leads her. Sometimes Beka leads herself. Sumpolec weaves a unique story in THE PASSAGE with likeable and not so likeable characters, which kept me turning pages. If the reader has not read the first two Beka books, they will still have an idea of the challenges Beka has faced in the past, while her story moves forward. I plan to read the first two Beka books and add these to my library. I look forward to future Sarah Anne Sumpolec books.

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