I'm excited to introduce you to a writer that I've recently discovered and whose work I have been so encouraged by. I won one of Amanda's short stories in a giveaway a few weeks ago. I was excited to have won the giveaway. :-)
Amanda's story wasn't too long, and so I thought, "I'll take a few days to read this." As I started reading, I found that it was difficult to put down. Amanda's style is very down-to-earth and easy to get into. I read the book in one sitting and found myself recommending it those around me.
So, when Amanda announced that she would be releasing "Coffee Cake Days," I knew that I wanted to join the "bandwagon." Another excellently-written short story, detailed, thought-provoking, and fun to read, all at the same time.
What I like -- no, love -- about Amanda's short stories are that they are written from a careful Scriptural and spiritual point-of-view without being overtly "preachy;" it is clear that Amanda's aim in writing is not merely to entertain (although her stories are entertaining), but rather also to encourage her readers toward a deeper, closer walk with the Lord Jesus.
She uses very ordinary people in everyday situations to illustrate that obedience to Christ is not only in the so-called "big" things, but in all the little details of life. And that this is where the rubber meets the road.
I won't give away the plot of "Coffee Cake Days" . . . I will only tell you that I enjoyed it immensely. One other thing that I appreciate about Amanda's writing is that she maintains a sense of humor in her writing without being sarcastic or crass. The humor is good, clean, down-to-earth humor, something that is more difficult to find these days, especially in literature for young girls and women.
Appropriate Age Group for Coffee Cake Days: Girls 8-18 (also appropropriate for family-style reading)
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate whose desire is to provide God-honoring reading material.
Her current projects include short stories and novels-in-progress. When she was a young teenager, Amanda was obsessed with writing. However, the Lord helped her to realize that she was writing for her personal pleasures and purposes - not His. For several years, she put away "pleasure writing" and wrote mainly Biblical articles for several years (which she still continues). She found the time of writing silence beneficial in gleaning from God's Word and strengthening the focus of why she writes. Since 2013, the Lord directed her to begin writing fiction again. Her desire is to glorify and exalt God in all of her writing. She desires to challenge girls to focus on their relationship with God and grow in Him and His Word. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!Amanda's books are available as downloads and ALSO, more recently, available in PRINT:
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