Leap of Faithby Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Abigail is starting a new middle school, a Catholic school, because she's been expelled from her old one. She's sure that this place will be just the same as the last, and no one will listen to her here either. Even her parents don't seem able to really hear the truth about what happened at the previous school. But now she finds herself in a community of people who
Abigail is starting a new middle school, a Catholic school, because she's been expelled from her old one. She's sure that this place will be just the same as the last, and no one will listen to her here either. Even her parents don't seem able to really hear the truth about what happened at the previous school. But now she finds herself in a community of people who do listen, who want to be her friends, and who help her discover a talent for theater that she never knew she had. Converting to Catholicism began merely as a way to annoy her parents, but quickly it becomes more. Could she be developing real faith?
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley masterfully tells the tale of Abigail's spiritual journey and the faith that comes to those who need it.
Meet the Author
Kimberly Brubaker Bradleylives on a forty-two-acre farm inBristol, Tennessee.
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I love this book! It is a combination of humor and christian fiction, which is a great mix. The characters are thuroughly explained and have very distinct personallities. I also like that this book would intrist many people. Any Christian, Cathecumen, Catholic, one who attends Catholic school,and or one intrested in the performing arts (Specifically acting) all could relate to this book.it is trully great for entertainment as well as learning simple beliefs of Catholicism which indeed are accurate! I have read this book four times and deffinately will read many more times for more laughs as well as knowledge. I guarentee you will enjoy this book!
Abby Lorenzo was kicked out of a public middle school for stabbing the principal¿s son in the arm, but no one would listen to her explain about why she did it. Abby has to make a choice. She can either be home schooled or go to a private school. To her parents, the decision is pretty clear: she is going to St. Catherine¿s, a Catholic private school. Abby¿s parents doesn¿t want her to become any more religious than need be, they just don¿t want her to get in trouble any more. While she is there, she meets some friendly people who teach her the Catholic faith, and Abby decides to become a Catholic because maybe it will make her parents angry and she will get more attention. Trying to believe with all of her might, Abby, unexpectedly, takes a giant leap in faith.
Even though some of the religious facts brought up in Leap of Faith were not explained correctly, it was still a nice book. I really liked Abby and her personality. Author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, by the looks of it, tried very hard to send the right message through this book. Not totally unsuccessful, the book still gave the wrong message. It¿s through God¿s grace and mercy that we have been saved, not by our own works or ways. Forgiveness was a big part in this book. The way it was explained wasn¿t completely true but Abby took it the way I would have wanted her to. I wouldn¿t recommend this book, for it puts the wrong ideas into people¿s heads. But if you know that what you are reading isn¿t true, go ahead and read it, just for the story¿s sake, not the ¿lessons¿.