Item description for Equally Yoked (Laurel Shadrach Series, 3) by Stephanie Perry Moore...
Overview As Laurel struggles to adjust to the pressures of college, confronted by difficult decisions regarding friends, alcohol use, and staying pure with her boyfriend, she must choose between following God or succumbing to temptations and peer pressure. Original.
Publishers Description Laurel Shadrach is off to college in Georgia. There she meets Payton Skky, one of her new suitemates. As she struggles to adjust to the pressures of college, Laurel is confronted with difficult decisions regarding friend relationships, alcohol use, and staying pure with her boyfriend. Will Laurel choose to follow God or will she bow to temptations and peer pressure?
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series Laurel Shadrach
Series Number 3
ISBN 0802440371 ISBN13 9780802440372
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephanie Perry Moore
Stephanie Perry Moore is truly a woman from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and educated in Alabama. She is the author of many YA Inspirational fiction titles, including the NEW Urban Flip Book Series, Lockwood Lions, the NEW Suburban Flip Book Series, Grovehill Giants, the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Yasmin Peace series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, the Morgan Love series, the Alec London series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series.
She is the Co-editor of the Sisters in Faith Bible. And the Co-author of the book Raise Him Up, written with her husband Derrick Moore.
Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, encouraging them to achieve every attainable dream. She currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, and their three teenagers.
Stephanie Perry Moore currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Equally Yoked (Laurel Shadrach Series, 3)?
Relations Jan 31, 2007
In Equally Yoked, I learned that you have to be 'equally yoked' in all things that you do. You just don't have to be 'equally yoked' in Christ, but in all of your relationships as well.
Reviewed by: Lauren OOSA's teen reviewer
Will leave readers dying for more Jun 22, 2006
High school graduation should have been the time of Laurel Shadrach's life. However, in EQUALLY YOKED, the third installment in Stephanie Perry Moore's Laurel Shadrach series, the title character finds herself once again distracted by the tough decisions she must make regarding her relationship, her friends, and her plans for the future.
With dreamy Branson Price once again in her arms, Laurel thinks that she has it all. To make things even better, a stellar gymnastics performance has college scouts clamoring for her to take spots on their teams, which means big scholarship money. However, with one sprained ankle, Laurel finds her world falling apart. Unable to compete in a match that could have garnered her a full ride to her dream school, she knows her chance of any scholarship is gone. She is even more crushed to learn that her parents don't have the money to send her to an expensive university, or possibly any college.
Making matters worse is her rekindled romance with Branson. After his accident, he swore that he was a changed man. However, it is only a matter of time before Branson is back to his old antics. His drinking and occasional drug use make Laurel wonder if he really is the type of man she wants to be connected with. By graduation day, Branson has booked a hotel room, hoping to get what he was unable to in the past. Although she thought she learned her lesson the first time, Laurel still finds the physical temptation almost unbearable. Laurel's closest friends are also making destructive decisions, and often getting her unknowingly --- and knowingly --- involved in them. One catastrophic night leads to the loss of Laurel's parents' trust and the realization that she is, in fact, "equally yoked" with those she has close relationships with.
On top of it all, Laurel is increasingly aware of strong racial prejudice, even amongst her own friends and family. When her parents decide to house an African American college student for the summer, the reactions of those around her stun and appall Laurel. Finally finding her way to college, Laurel is surprised to learn that her new roommate, Payton Skky, is an African American. College life begins on a stirring note, and Laurel knows that her struggles with racism and many other issues are only beginning.
EQUALLY YOKED marks an important transition in the Laurel Shadrach series. As Laurel starts her first year of college, readers of Moore's Payton Skky series will find a number of situations quite familiar. As Laurel and Payton are roommates, Moore naturally has included many of the same events told through a different perspective. While the books are clearly intended for different audiences, readers of both series may find it a bit repetitive, though the varied perspectives are interesting.
This is an excellent read. Moore develops the issues and characters more thoroughly than in previous installments of the series. As the book concludes, fans will eagerly anticipate Laurel's new adventures in college.
--- Reviewed by Jennifer Crosby
The first book in the Laurel Shadrach Series is great! Oct 25, 2003
Laurel Casey Shadrach is a high school senior with a perfect boyfriend and a dad who's a pastor. When things start going wrong, will she give into temptation to do things she knows are wrong? Find out when you read this spectacular book. Any Christian teen girl would like this series.