Today's mom is faced with the task of helping her 8- to-12-year-old daughter grow up in a society that compels her little girl to grow up too fast. Moms' Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl Years gives mothers practical advice and spiritual inspiration that will enable them to see their mini-women into adolescence strong, confident, authentic, and God-centered, even in a morally challenged society -- without losing their childhoods before they're ready.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this funny first story in a the Lily series, you’ll meet red-headed sixth-grader Lily Robbins. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the "model search" fashion show. Overnight, she packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for fashion magazines and lip gloss - but is God in the middle of this change in Lily’s life? When the unthinkable happens a couple nights before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.
Ryan Alexander-Coe is a talented photojournalist who has been on assignment all over the world. But when her two sons choose to live with their father after her divorce, Ryan must give her career up for a small-town newspaper job in order to be near them.
Sophie knows how it feels to be the new girl - different and 'weird.' She also remembers needing a friend. When a new girl in class is assigned to Sophie's drama group, she wants to get to know her. Sophie learns to accept her new friend's culture. But how will the other Corn Flakes teach others about acceptance if they cannot seem to learn themselves?
Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she gives into temptation one last time...and a lurking photographer captures her weakness for all to see. Quite literally, she's the woman caught in adultery. And almost everyone - herself included - has a stone to throw.
"first fifteen minutes but good really"
Sophie and her friends are all part of an elite expedition. In order to save the world (and their science grades) they are called upon to build an elaborate space station in Fiona's backyard, and are soon lost in the world of telescopes and zero-gravity. Sophie, however, realizes building that space station is only a small solution to a much bigger dilemma when her friends and fellow astronauts begin to fight. Will she be able to complete her mission and save the Flakes' friendship before her whole world falls apart?
Lucia Coffey longs to feel good about herself and her body but she can't get the negative voices out of her head. Lucia has always lived in the shadow of her sister Sophia, a charismatic ministry leader with a huge following. She doesn't feel worthy of her sister or her husband, and her own dreams of being a dancer have long since gone by the wayside. As her self-esteem and self-worth plummet, her struggle to keep her weight under control soars.
Sophie just wants a little bit of privacy. Willoughby's got plenty of it - but she's hanging out with a fast new crowd. And when her dad finds out, his harsh punishment shocks Sophie and her friends. What should they do? Whose rules are right?
When future film director Sophie LaCroix visits Williamsburg, Virginia, her imagination sends her straight into the eighteenth century. An unlikely heroine, Sophie's forced to use her new-found war tactics to foil a heinous plot and save a friend from impending humiliation by the popular girls.
A novel that tackles the question: Do I truly do the Jesus thing – or do I stay safe? In obedience to a divine Nudge, 47-year-old Allison Chamberlain buys a Harley and waits for further instructions. Those instructions turn her into a reluctant prophet who points out the narrow fears of her church group and take her into the darkest parts of her city.
"Very Good Christian Fiction"
Sophie's learning about medieval codes of honor in seventh grade honors class - and in life. Sophie's shaved her head to empathize with a gravely ill friend, but negative assumptions and cruel teasing have her trying to deflect the attention with humor - and wisecracking always seems to land her in trouble! In the meantime, Sophie takes action to prevent another of the Pops' mean schemes - but to do so, she lies about her friends and loses them as a result.
Sophie's back with more middle-school adventures! The just-formed film club has brought a new girl into the Flakes' orbit: Phoebe is witty, fun, and an awesome actress, but then the girls discover she harbors a prejudice against one of their own. When this same girl is accused of theft, the Pops - and even some of the Flakes - are only too happy to turn against her. And when Dr. Peter suggests that Sophie has a Christian responsibility to try to understand Phoebe, Sophie's ready to throw up her hands.
The Lead. That's always been Sophie's role when it's time to make a new film. But then the Flakes and Lucky Charms start to make plans without even asking her opinion, and Sophie has to figure out more about who she is - both in the group and in Jesus' eyes.
In Sophie's Stormy Summer, Fiona's family is spending a week at Virginia Beach with all the Corn Flakes and Fiona's new French nanny when it's discovered that Kitty has leukemia. Is this the end of childhood? When a serious illness strikes one of the Flakes, the others can't daydream their way out of the shocking news. Instead, they rally 'round and find that friends - and faith - show the way to a new adventure called growing up.
The Corn Flakes are in a tizzy about the end-of-school dance - they might actually have to deal with the Fruit Loops (boys), and that's causing them all kinds of friction. Will the Flakes break up, or can Sophie direct a happy ending?
Sophie doesn't see why a rumor that isn't true should stop her from being Jimmy's friend - but when even the Corn Flakes start to believe the whispers, she is hurt to the core. Now it's an open question whether she and the rest of the Flakes can ever be friends again!
When some of Sophie's relatives come to town for Thanksgiving and create a whirlwind of sightseeing, including nearby Jamestown, Sophie sees an archeological excavation in progress and pictures herself as a female Indiana Jones. Sophie and her friends launch an "archaeological expedition" and make a disturbing discovery. Sophie keeps digging to uncover a shocking family secret. In light of this new revelation, will she ever be able to trust her parents again?
Dads, finally a guide to your tween daughter! This companion book to the FaithGirlz novels, devotionals, and Bibles, focuses on four tween issues - appearance, body and mood changes, girl politics, and authenticity. Let tween expert Nancy Rue, and her husband, Jim, guide you in helping your daughter live as a girl-child rather than a mini-teenager. Empower her in spiritually sound behaviors as the rate of aggression rises among tween females. Show your daughter how to not only avoid but take a stand on the twisted parts of her culture such as peer abuse, shallow consumerism....
How can God let bad things happen? Sophie's baby sister, Hope, is born with Down syndrome, and the Flakes dis her over an annoying new girl. Even her research as medical expert Dr. Devon Downing won't fix things, but Sophie learns love is at work even when she can't see it.