Capturing Faith

Volume 1
Narrated by: Randi Larson
Series: Capturing Faith, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school, and the leader of the tightest clique on campus. The most important things to her are her looks and the respect of her followers. But Chelsea has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know. Amber Walker is compassionate, trustworthy, and the most well-adjusted girl in school. The most important thing to her is serving God and her community. When an argument between Chelsea and her best friend occurs, she runs straight to Amber for help. Amber discovers Chelsea's secret and turns to Pastor David Owens for assistance. Ryan Evers is the smartest boy on campus, but when a careless accident leaves one of the girls clinging to life and Ryan the object of hate, he also turns to David. Can David help these three troubled teens before it's too late?

©2010 2014 Victoria Schwimley (P)2014 Victoria Schwimley

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A good story for teenagers / young adults looking for God. It deals with some good issues.
Well narrated

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An enjoyable listen

I enjoyed listening to Capturing Faith. I would love to listen or read more of this author. I thought the characters were believable and the plot flowed. It has lots of wonderful moments, some very sad moments, and redeeming moments as well. It is a story that will pull at your heartstrings. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this genre of book. I enjoyed listening to the narrator's voice. I thought she did a good job at reading the book and bringing life to the story.

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A Teenage Look At Living The Christian Life

Capturing Faith. That makes me think of a run-away story where Faith is on the run and we are looking for her. There is no person named Faith in this story. This fictional story could take place anywhere in America. Even in your high school. But don’t get the idea that this story is just for your teenage kids. This story is for anyone that has tried to live out their faith in Christ and feel they have come up short. In other words, this book is for you.

Although the main characters in this story are all teenagers, sex is not the subject matter. This is a clean story but it is a very dramatic story. God may not cause the pain in your life, you can do that well enough on your own, but He does use your circumstances as teaching moments to draw you closer to Him. To teach you to trust Him in all things, in every part of your life.

If you have ever looked for a real book about real life then this would be a good book to get. Especially if you are a Christian struggling to live in this fallen world. The Bible is the training manual. This book is simply a good story to help you understand how to live the what the Bible teaches in today’s very secular world.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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very good book

really liked the book. brought tears to my eyes and chills to my bones in a good way

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Great story!

I started out listening to book two of this series and was a little spoiled by that narrator. in comparison, this narrator was a little clunky and spoke in an odd way, but it wasn't too terrible.

I did struggle with getting a sense for this book's third rail, there were so many characters (I had trouble keeping the girls straight) and none of the original scenes seemed to be moving the story forward in any organized manner. There were a few things that jerked me out of willing suspension of disbelief, mostly things the adult characters did or said that didn't seem realistic.

About the halfway mark, things picked up though! I knew I liked this author, so I stuck with it because she tells a good story.

While I disagree with some of the theology contained in the book, I do think it is perfectly fine and on the level of YA or younger. :)

The stakes in the story were set very well and it highlighted some important issues for teenagers to think about. Overall, it was a fun ride! I would recommend starting with book two, Twisted Faith, and listened to this one as a prequel.

I received this book for free in order to review.

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Capturing Faith Volume 1 review

I liked this. It has interesting writing and characters, and I enjoyed listening to it. Worth the time and five stars.

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The Best of the Best

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. Loved this book. This book would be great to use in a teenage school study group. In this time of identifying bullies, the high school primadonna, is a bully (Chelsea). The other group, the God kids, are her, and her group's, target. This story covers the transition or progression of a troubled kid to her introduction and growing faith and the effect of/on her peers. This is a very emotional and informative story. Loved the story, the author and the narrator.

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Religious beliefs examined and a simple accident

This story is of teenagers, their beliefs, insecurities and mis-judgement in their ability to monitor their own behavior, in this instance, an example of the over use of caffeine.
An examination of the manner in which a belief in God, and how to best help others find their way to believing, is all interwoven with the lives of High school students and their everyday life dramas.
Also, there is a stark reminder of the excess of drugs and driving can have dior consequences, and it may not just affect the person driving.
I found the first half heavy on the religious messages, but as the tale unfolded, the reason for this becomes clear.

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Inspiring

What about Randi Larson’s performance did you like?

The performance was very age-appropriate for YA & was engaging.

Any additional comments?

These are the type of books teens need to be sure & incorporate into their listening and reading repertoire (collection). Choices need guidance & her faith helped guide her through the story.

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Great Story FOR ALL AGES!!

This Is an amazing story for all ages!! It says YA as the Genre BUT I LOVED IT!! Victoria Did an amazing Job!! This book touches on "REAL LIFE SITUATIONS"(including Religion HOWEVER ITS NOT OVER BEARING)I DIDN'T SEE THE PLOT TWIST COMING so that was cool that this story IS NOT Predictable!! I loved the Characters & could relate to them! Randi Larson Did a Good job Reading the story!!
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!! GREAT JOB!! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE BY YOU VICTORIA!!

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  • Linda Brown
  • 06-10-20

A good read. I didn't want to put down .

I really enjoyed this. It is a clean novel about a few teenagers in school who have faith. it shows how they live, share their faith and difficulties they may come across being a Christian as a teen! Also a tragedy makes you not want to stop listening as you have really got into the characters!

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  • Karen S
  • 07-16-18

Great story and narration.

Great for teenagers and adults too. The story was well written. The narration is great. A story involving the normal life of teenagers. Teenage school groups, religion, choices and some hard lessons learned. Keep listening the story grabs you as it gets farther along.