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books suitable for AGES 16+

HEAVEN INTENDED SERIES

Love Such as Heaven Intended

Amanda Lauer

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HEAVEN INTENDED SERIES

BOOK 3

The Lord works to change hearts and minds during the Civil War as a young lady reconnects with her first love, a soldier with a secret that not only puts his life at risk, but hers as well.

Themes: Courage, compassion, faithfulness, ingenuity, love, empathy, human trafficking, Civil War, redemption, Catholicism, forgiveness, unplanned pregnancy, resilience, resourcefulness  

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 2

An I Am Margaret prequel short story. Margo and Bane have the perfect Saturday planned out - a bike ride, a train ride, a nice picnic... But when they're mistaken for terrorists, the army are after them with lethal force. Can two teenagers evade a massive manhunt? Their lives, and those of their families, depend on it.​

Themes: Vocation, Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

I Am Margaret

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 3

In a totalitarian atheist state of the future, a young woman rejects the accepted wisdom that the imperfect are more use dead than alive, and that religious belief is a threat to society.

Themes: Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Three Most Wanted

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 4

In a totalitarian atheist state of the future, a young woman rejects the accepted wisdom that the imperfect are more use dead than alive, and that religious belief is a threat to society.

Themes: Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Liberation

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 5

In a totalitarian atheist state of the future, a young woman rejects the accepted wisdom that the imperfect are more use dead than alive, and that religious belief is a threat to society.

Themes: Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Bane's Eyes

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 6

In a totalitarian atheist state of the future, a young woman rejects the accepted wisdom that the imperfect are more use dead than alive, and that religious belief is a threat to society.

Themes: Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity, NFP/NFA

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Margo's Diary

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 7

In a totalitarian atheist state of the future, a young woman rejects the accepted wisdom that the imperfect are more use dead than alive, and that religious belief is a threat to society.

Themes: Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity, NFP/NFA

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Siege of Reginald Hill

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 8

A spinoff from the I Am Margaret series. Father Kyle Verrall is in big trouble-his sister's worst enemy is hell-bent on taking revenge on the famous Margaret Verrall by killing her brother as slowly and horribly as he can. But Kyle has a powerful weapon Hill knows nothing about. Is Reginald Hill the hunter - or the hunted?

Themes: Vocation, Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity

No discussion guide at this time.

I AM MARGARET SERIES

Saint in the Family

Corinna Turner

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I AM MARGARET SERIES

BOOK 9

An I Am Margaret series collection of short stories and novellas focussed around Father Kyle Verrall, Margaret’s brother. The two novellas follow on from the events of The Siege of Reginald Hill.

Themes: Vocation, Self-sacrifice, faith, martyrdom, the dangers of eugenics (the culture of death), Christian persecution, ethics/morality, Religious Persecution, Medical Ethics, Government/Civics, Theology of the Body, Purity/Chastity

No discussion guide at this time.

LIBERTY TRILOGY

Chasing Liberty

Theresa Linden

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LIBERTY TRILOGY

BOOK 1

A young woman longs for freedom in a dystopian future where the earth is elevated above man, science is unchecked by ethics, the family is eradicated, and the government controls everything.

Themes: the importance of individual liberty, faith, and traditional family to a stable society; the dangers of advancing science and technology without ethical considerations; coping with trauma, self-sacrifice for a greater good, heroism. Appropriate for students studying American Government/Civics, Ethics/Morality, or American History. (Book 3 recounts specific events in American Revolutionary War history as experienced through 3D gaming.)

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

LIBERTY TRILOGY

Testing Liberty

Theresa Linden

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LIBERTY TRILOGY

BOOK 2

A young woman longs for freedom in a dystopian future where the earth is elevated above man, science is unchecked by ethics, the family is eradicated, and the government controls everything.

Themes: the importance of individual liberty, faith, and traditional family to a stable society; the dangers of advancing science and technology without ethical considerations; coping with trauma, self-sacrifice for a greater good, heroism. Appropriate for students studying American Government/Civics, Ethics/Morality, or American History. (Book 3 recounts specific events in American Revolutionary War history as experienced through 3D gaming.)

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

LIBERTY TRILOGY

Fight for Liberty

Theresa Linden

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LIBERTY TRILOGY

BOOK 3

A young woman longs for freedom in a dystopian future where the earth is elevated above man, science is unchecked by ethics, the family is eradicated, and the government controls everything.

Themes: the importance of individual liberty, faith, and traditional family to a stable society; the dangers of advancing science and technology without ethical considerations; coping with trauma, self-sacrifice for a greater good, heroism. Appropriate for students studying American Government/Civics, Ethics/Morality, or American History. (Book 3 recounts specific events in American Revolutionary War history as experienced through 3D gaming.)

Book club discussion questions are available on author website.

LIVES OF LITTLE-KNOWN SAINTS SERIES

King's Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland

Susan Peek

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LIVES OF LITTLE-KNOWN SAINTS SERIES

BOOK 4

An insane king. His fleeing daughter. Estranged brothers, with a scarred past, risking everything to save her from a fate worse than death. Will Dymphna escape her deranged father and his sinful desires?

Themes: runaways, family violence, mental and emotional instability, courage, brotherly love, sacrificing oneself for another, purity, loving God above all things

No discussion guide at this time.

STANDALONE

Rightfully Ours

Carolyn Astfalk

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STANDALONE

BOOK 1

Grief, loneliness, and unavoidable circumstances draw two teens together. Their friendship deepens to love as they hunt for lost treasure, placing them in the path of temptation and forcing them to affirm their beliefs about love and sexual relationships.

Themes: premarital chastity, temptation, authentic love, Theology of the Body

Appropriate for students studying the Theology of the Body or Christian morality. Discussion questions available on the author’s website.

STANDALONE

Angelhood

A J Cattapan

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STANDALONE

BOOK 1

Seventeen-year-old theater geek Nanette expected a life on the stage, but instead, she got an afterlife as a guardian angel who must save another soul from the demons that torment her.

Themes: trust, hope, depression, teen suicide. Note: Angelhood is a speculative fiction with fantasy elements that are not to be considered a theological presentation of angels, just as one would not look for Catholic teaching in It's a Wonderful Life. Unlike the contemporary TV series "13 Reasons Why," this story shows the ugliness of suicide and promotes consideration of the consequences of actions.

Discussion guide available for free download on author's website.

STANDALONE

For Eden's Sake

T M Gaouette

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STANDALONE

BOOK 1

Barely out of college, Isaac trades the quiet of his family ranch for the excitement of the big city with his dream job at an up-and-coming advertising agency. Until his perfect new world is shattered by bad choices, a pretty girl, a moment's temptation—and a late night walk that quickly spirals out of control.

Themes: living in the world, relationships/dating, broken families, emotional and physical abuse in relationships, premarital chastity, pro-life.

No discussion guide at this time.

YESTERDAY & TOMORROW SERIES

Someday

Corinna Turner

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YESTERDAY & TOMORROW SERIES

BOOK 1

A novella retelling the kidnapping of the 276 Nigerian Schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria in 2014, but with the action moved to the West. All profits go to Aid to the Church in Need.

Themes: Christian Persecution, Terrorism, Martyrdom, Faith, Survival (Mental, Emotional and Physical). Appropriate for students studying Currents Affairs, Ethics/Morality, Christian Persecution, Comparative Religion, Middle East.

No discussion guide at this time.

unSPARKed SERIES

Breach!

Corinna Turner

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unSPARKed SERIES

BOOK 11

In a Jurassic future, eighteen-year-old Isaiah and his older brother Zechariah are professional hunters who earn their living culling and capturing some of the most dangerous predators ever to walk the planet. But Isaiah has made a bad mistake. Can he take responsibility—and save his child’s life?

Themes: Pro-Life, Sanctity of Life, Dinosaurs, Faith, Crisis, Pregnancy, Loyalty to friends and family, Grief, Power of the Sacraments, Crime/Thriller/Mystery, Agriculture

No discussion guide at this time.

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