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books suitable for AGES 14+

FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

Freeing Tanner Rose

T M Gaouette

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FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

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1

What happens when a superficial starlet, addicted to Hollywood is forced to live in the world of a boring, kung fu-loving, Christian boy? Will Gabriel's faith encourage Tanner to change her partying ways or will her wild undertakings and addicting vices tempt him to do things he'd never, ever considered before?

Themes: fame, temptation, addiction, drug use, grief, loss, fame, premarital chastity, dating, modesty, power of prayer, strength in faith.

Free book study questions on author’s website.

FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

Saving Faith

T M Gaouette

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FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

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When Gabriel’s best friend’s sister, Faith, has decided that a life for the Lord is just way too confining, she focuses her interests on a handsome, but worldly, boy from her school, who has major self-control issues in and out of the kung fu arena. Can Gabriel save Faith from self-created destruction or is he just too lost in his own worldly struggles to lend a hand?

Themes: living in the world, relationships/dating, friendship, broken families, emotional and physical abuse in relationships, premarital chastity, power of prayer, overcoming adversity.

Free book study questions on author’s website.

FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

Guarding Aaron

T M Gaouette

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FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

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3

The world continues to press in on Gabriel Livingstone’s quiet life when fifteen-year-old Aaron Buckley enters Yeung’s Martial Arts Studio. Gabriel knows there’s a desperate secret behind the boy’s bruises. And when Tanner Rose pressures him for strength and direction, and Faith’s rebellion send him and his friends to the hospital, jeopardizing Tanner’s career, Gabriel is forced to reexamine his decisions. 

Themes: bullying, fame, friendship, forgiveness, living in the world, broken families, vocations, premarital chastity, power of prayer, overcoming adversity.

Free book study questions on author’s website.

FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

Loving Gabriel

T M Gaouette

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FAITH & KUNG FU SERIES

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4

Truth comes to light and love is revealed after Tanner confesses her devotion to Gabriel. But a former fling and co-star is a constant reminder of all the ways Tanner has messed up. Add a crazed kung fu rival, paparazzi on the prowl, and a controlling stage mom, and things get ugly fast.

Themes: True love vs. warped love, marriage, pre-Cana, communication, patience, Christ-centered relationships, first kiss.

No discussion guide at this time.

GREAT WAR GREAT LOVE

Julia's Gifts

Ellen Gable

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GREAT WAR GREAT LOVE

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For many years, 19-year-old Julia has made Christmas gifts for her future husband, a man she calls her ‘Beloved.’ When she enlists as a volunteer during WW1, she brings the gifts with her.

Themes: Christmas, Faith, Trust in God, Service, Patience, Gratitude, Miraculous Medal

No discussion guide at this time.

GREAT WAR GREAT LOVE SERIES

Charlotte's Honor

Ellen Gable

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GREAT WAR GREAT LOVE SERIES

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2

Charlotte finds purpose during the Great War by sitting at the bedside of dying soldiers and finds love in the process.

Themes: Faith, Charity, Self-Sacrifice, Compassion, Service, Humility, a Holy Death, Grief

No discussion guide at this time.

GREAT WAR GREAT LOVE SERIES

Ella's Promise

Ellen Gable

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GREAT WAR GREAT LOVE SERIES

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3

After American nurse Ella saves a German officer, she depends on the officer’s promise to save her beloved, an Allied spy.

Themes: Faith, Unconditional Love, Service, Prejudice, Fortitude, Endurance, Bullying

No discussion guide at this time.

HEAVEN INTENDED SERIES

World Such as Heaven Intended

Amanda Lauer

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HEAVEN INTENDED SERIES

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A soldier and a young lady on opposite sides of the Civil War find common ground through their Catholic faith that helps them survive the conflict that tore their nation apart.  

Themes: loss, addiction, faith, love, trust, forgiveness, loyalty, bravery, resilience, Civil War, Catholicism

No discussion guide at this time.

HEAVEN INTENDED SERIES

Life Such As Heaven Intended

Amanda Lauer

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HEAVEN INTENDED SERIES

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2

A young lady discovers that God's plans for her are greater than her own through the relationship she develops with an enemy solider during the Civil War. 

Themes: faithfulness, bullying, trust, compassion, spirituality, loss, forgiveness, slavery, Civil War, Underground Railroad, rejection, love, resilience, Catholicism

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Brothers

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

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I Am Margaret Prequel Novella In a totalitarian atheist state of the future, a young man must risk everything to follow his vocation. Meanwhile 13-year-old Joe discovers a terrible, life-changing secret—and must flee in a desperate bid for survival.

Themes: Vocation to the priesthood, self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death). 

No discussion guide at this time.

THE BLINDSIDE SERIES

Extreme Blindside

Leslea Wahl

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THE BLINDSIDE SERIES

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2

The adventure continues for snowboarding superstar Jake and aspiring journalist Sophie. While at an extreme sporting event, their safety, faith, and relationship face unforeseen perils.

Themes: Keeping your focus on Christ, living out your faith amid temptations, importance of chastity

Discussion questions and study guide available on author website.

WEST BROTHERS SERIES

Life-Changing Love

Theresa Linden

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WEST BROTHERS SERIES

Book

2

A novel about dating, courtship, family, and faith that follows three teens on their journey to know themselves, their goals, and how to accomplish them.

Themes: courtship vs. current dating practices, struggling with purity, obedience, finding the beauty within, Eucharistic miracles, supporting a friend faced with a crisis pregnancy, abortion vs. adoption, speaking the truth when it’s hard.

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

WEST BROTHERS SERIES

Battle for His Soul

Theresa Linden

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WEST BROTHERS SERIES

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3

A novel that shows the unseen spiritual battles around us, through the eyes of the guardian angel of a rich teenage boy whose bad decisions have alienated him from both friends and family.

Themes: spiritual warfare, the power of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, consequences of drinking and drug use, the Miraculous Medal, guardian angels, mercy, and forgiveness.

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

WEST BROTHERS SERIES

Standing Strong

Theresa Linden

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WEST BROTHERS SERIES

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4

Follow the West brothers in this contemporary teen fiction as they struggle through temptations and trials down paths they can barely see, toward goals they desire in the depths of their hearts. ​Book four in the West Brothers series.

Themes: family relationships, struggling against temptation, sacramentals, the Brown Scapular, vocational discernment, and learning to trust.

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

WEST BROTHERS SERIES

Roland West, Outcast

Theresa Linden

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WEST BROTHERS SERIES

Book

5

A shy teen fears speaking up, but when his best friend begs him to look into the vandalism of an outcast’s house, his detective skills may be the only way to find answers.

Themes: speaking up when it's hard, same-sex attraction (including the Church's teachings), judging actions but not others, respecting those with different opinions, true vs. false compassion.

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

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