Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Surprise Finish

A Surprise Finish
Lynn Kirby
Tommy Nelson
PO Box 141000
Nashville, TN 37214
©1998 120pp Soft Cover
Book Four of the Winning Edge Series finds a young woman torn between her love of God and family, and her love of figure skating. The heroine Kristin is a 13 year-old girl who loves to skate but her father might become a missionary! That could be the end of that. This is the story of a teenage girl who is just getting used to the idea of responsibility and dealing with the consequences of her actions, and the actions of those around her.
A Surprise Finish is targeted toward teenage Christian girls who are trying to cope with adolescence. The back cover reveals that the author Lynn Kirby was herself a figure skater and has a daughter who skates competitively. This makes the book only partially fictional as Kirby doubtless had made some hard decisions about what she loved and helped find answers by taking them to God in prayer. As such these books would be good for the confused young adolescent in your home; it would be good for his sister as well.
Look for these books at any Christian bookstore and maybe even some of those heathen bookstores too. You might even try used bookstores. Amazing things can be found in those places and at reasonable prices. Thorough examination of the book contained therein is required though. Sometimes the employees get confused and put the Christian teenage figure skating books in with the science fiction novels.

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