Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
I know that the target audience of my site is teens, but I know that many of you have younger siblings. Here’s a book you might consider for your younger sister!
“The Adventures Of Rooney Cruz,” a series from the new company “Bible Belles,” is about, who else, Rooney Cruz. She faces normal struggles that girls like her would face and she has a personal angel who presents Bible stories to teach her about good character.
This time we see her at a soccer game, where we see another girl who keeps hogging the ball and scoring every goal. Rooney wants to tell coach about the problem, but it seems like she could never find the right time to do so.
So Rooney’s personal angel, Mari, take Rooney to see Esther. Actually, Mari opens up a window so Rooney could see the story. Just imagine if you, one day, just looked out your window and saw the story of Esther take place. Except that you’re seeing a edited version of it, like it switches scenes every fifteen seconds it seems like.
They really did highlight a lesson from Esther that I never saw before. The two things that stuck out to me was that she was courageous and that she fasted and prayed before going to the king. I never considered the fact that she was patient. (Well, I guess fasting and praying is part of that.) But this book really made the point clear that she waited on God and waited for when he said it was time to approach the king with the scheme Haman was about to do.
Problem is that I don’t 100% see how this story works with Rooney’s case.
Esther had the king’s attention and could have blurted out her problem to him at any moment, while Rooney couldn’t find a good time because the coach was busy. Honestly, I see two slightly different situations.
But my biggest problem is the whole “guardian/personal angel” thing. I don’t think that anyone has a guardian angel, but I don’t not believe in them. There was a time when I was like a young baby and I rolled off a high bed. My mom came in at that moment and saw me float to the ground. That was definitely a (guardian) angel who brought me down to the ground.
But remember the time when I blogged about the time I tripped over a chair leg and hurt my arm big time? Where was my guardian angel?
I’m just giving my personal belief. We don’t have personal, guardian angels, but I’m sure there are some out there.
So I don’t fully get it why it’s not Rooney’s mom who tells the story. I believe kids should have courage to talk to their parents. Just my thought.
In addition to that, this is a new company and I could tell that there’s some things in there that they might have done differently in the future. I know what that’s like and it can get embarrassing.
But I do believe in their sincerity. In the copyright page, it says, “This book was created as a result of hard work, prayers, coffee, prayers, a lot of late nights, prayers, so much help from others, prayers, and a whole bunch of God’s grace. Did we mention prayers?”
If this is what God told them to do, then who am I to stand in their way.
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Hello again! I’m so happy you finished reading my post, and, boy, do I hope you liked it!