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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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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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Capturing Faith

Took me awhile to really get into this novel, but after it hooked me I was easily committed to wanting to know how it would all end. I recommend this to others😎

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Amazing story that every teenager needs to read

The perfect book for my teenage daughter to listen to. I loved each character and there Christiananity that they weren’t shy of announcing. It showed us readers it doesn’t matter what you believe in that everyone goes through something in there life and need that one person to help. Definitely a amazing audio book. Narrator did amazing job!

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A refreshing Listen. Just what I needed!

Capturing Faith
By Victoria Schwimley

Capturing Faith was refreshing; just what I needed to hear! I love that I could listen to this book with my daughter in the car. She loved the story too, which was a plus. She was actually in a hurry to get in the car with me “so she could see what happen to…!”
I loved how Schwimley introduced and developed each character. She executed the story perfectly; not over or under written. There’s just the right amount of suspense. I found Capturing Faith to be a smooth and pleasant read. I give it 5 Stars and can’t wait to read (or listen to) the next book.

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Great story good narration

What an inspiring story. It had all the right feels and the narrator did a great job telling the story. I felt a part of their world physically and emotionally. Job well done

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  • Lorri
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  • 09-15-17

What a great listen.

What made the experience of listening to Capturing Faith the most enjoyable?

I didn't know what to expect, I had never listened to a book by Victoria G. Schwimley. But this book was amazing. The story had great twists and turns. Some turns unexpected and some wonderful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ryan was by far my favorite character. The life lesson he endured was terrifying, something no one should have to go through.

What does Randi Larson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Randi's narration fit this story perfect. She's got the different voices down, making each characters voice distinguished.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me cry, cry like a baby. But it is a great story, heartfelt story. And I would listen again and again.

Any additional comments?

I didn't want to stop listening! If you're looking for a great listen, you def need to get this book!!!

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Thoughtful and Inspiring YA novel

I like the premise of this story, and I like the writing as well as the characters. However, it felt a bit long and drawn out, and a little too ambitious. While I really appreciate the author's attempt to put forth a youth novel that presents biblical answers to the troubles we face, it just felt like she was trying to cover too many situations in one story - meanness, addiction, death, job loss, ego, romance, familial issues. Granted, these are all things we all deal with in the real world, but for me, it made the story feel a bit scattered, or with a little too much going on.

I think the characters were well-portrayed, except maybe they were all a bit too nice. Even the mean girls turned around in the end. While I think these characters are definitely good role models for young teens, I don't really believe anyone, even so-called Christians, are always as nice as Amber. Not in my experience, anyway.

As a follower of Christ and an inspirational writer myself, I am glad to see a well-written, clean, Christian, coming of age story for young people. I hope to see more of them in the future.

I listened to the audio book, and narrator, Randi Larson, did a good job with all the characters.

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Great for young girls

Would you listen to Capturing Faith again? Why?

I would listen to this again if I listened to books over again but I rarely do.

What other book might you compare Capturing Faith to and why?

I'm not sure of any that compare right at the moment.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the scene where one of the main characters is at the mall with her girls and realizes what they are doing is wrong.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I thought that she might live. Kind of the fairy tale ending. But it did not!!! And I cried!

Any additional comments?

Very good book for young girls. Though is don't agree with some of the theology it does help girls with coming to Christ!!

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Capturing Faith

Any additional comments?

I received this free audio book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book!! I don't normally read this genre but this book was really good. The friendship between Chelsea and Amber and the familial struggles of Chelsea's family. It was so well written and fun to read.

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Surprising Moving Faith Based Teen Drama

What did you love best about Capturing Faith?

Surprisingly enough I loved the fact that the death of a main character had such a positive impact eventually on all the other character in the end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Amber is my favorite character. She is a strong christian teen that is rare in society these days and is bully but is there for Chelsea when she becomes the victim of her click.

Have you listened to any of Randi Larson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I have heard a performance of Ms. Larson but she did an amazing job. I was really just deeply moved by the story and her performance made the story very emotional.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Pastor David taking Ryan into the office and telling him about his own very personal story of loss. How at his own Prom left lost the love of his lift during a car accident while driving. It was so deeply moving.

Any additional comments?

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author free of charge via Audiobook Boom.

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