About the Book
Author: Beckie Lindsey
Genre: YA fiction
Release date: September 2020
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—but the demons already have.
As four high school girls are faced with life-altering decisions, their new-found faith will be tested. Although warrior angels are assigned to guard and assist the unlikely friends, they must rely on their faith to withstand the evil Duke Astaroth and the beast’s demonic horde.
Now that their spiritual eyes are open to daily battles between unseen forces of good and evil, lives are at stake.
- Lifelong friends Krystal and Bryce are finally an official couple. But can their love survive the greatest trial they’ve ever faced?
- Since Mackenzie’s mentally ill mother was hospitalized, she secretly worries that her deepest nightmare may come true.
- While best friends Tammi and Sadie continue healing from their abusive pasts, each wrestles with temptations that threaten to undermine their recovery.
Can beauty arise from the ashes of despair and loss?
Will the girls embrace who and whose they truly are?
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In My Opinion
Beckie Lindsey returns readers to Arcana where the spiritual battle for five friends’ souls is hard fought.
Sadie, Tammi, McKenzie, Krystal, and Bryce each have their own struggles with some difficult issues like depression, relationships, recovering from abuse, forgiveness, and much, much more. Lindsey doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to sin and the struggle to overcome it.
But in Awakening, we growth in these five teenagers. As their faith strengthens, their ability to resist temptation and the evil that hovers, whispering lies to them. While we’ve gotten small glimpses of hope in the previous books of this series, it’s more prevalent in this one.
Lindsey writes for young adults, but this book is a reminder for people of all ages of the unseen battle being waged every day for those of us who are children of God. A powerful and emotional story of temptation, disappointment, friendship and faith, Awakening ends the Beauties from Ashes series on the promise that with prayer, petition, scripture, and wise counsel we can conquer our own demons.
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About the Author
Beckie Lindsey is an award-winning author of the Beauties from Ashes series, poet, blogger, and the editor of Southern California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicating agency. She is a major coffeeholic and enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. She also loves to hike and hang out with family and friends. Beckie and her husband, Scott have three adult children, two adorable cats, and live in California.
More from Beckie
Why I write YA and the BFA series
I believe a teenager still exists inside each of us.
We hear a familiar tune from our “glory days” and are instantly tapping our toes. Mentally, we’re back in high school —poofy bangs, scrunchie, neon off-the-shoulder sweatshirt — and all. Oh, wait. That’s me back in the ‘80s!
Ah, yes. There is something wonderfully awful about those coming-of-age years.
From the first kiss to the first breakup, there are memories we cherish and some we don’t care to ever revisit. Being a teen can be exciting, confusing, painful, joyous, or even all of those things at once!
No matter how different your teenage experience was from mine, one thing is true for us all: these years have an enormous impact on who we become as adults. We can all sympathize with the plight of puberty and the longing for independence and acceptance. Yeah, there’s still a teenager in all of us!
These are the reasons I write YA.
My hope is to use the power of storytelling to move past barriers and open hearts to accept how much God loves and desires a personal relationship with us.
At every age, we all need the grace and love of Jesus.
In the Beauties from Ashes (BFA) series, I write about relatable characters with difficult issues and traumatic pasts to enlighten readers about the unseen spiritual battle referred to in Scripture. Each character has a secret that has left them vulnerable to the battle in an invisible realm where demonic creatures fight to keep them chained to their pasts and angels of light work to free them.
The characters and their issues are complex, just like real life. In fact, some of the topics are often considered too taboo to talk about openly. But what is left in the dark, festers and grows. It is only in the light that we can be free. In the BFA series, readers experience the character’s quest for truth, love, grace, and freedom while hopefully finding the same for themselves.
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