Driven {book review}

Driven, Shellie Nuemeier’s debut novel, is one that you’ll want to pass on to your teenager. The pace is fast, the writing gripping, and the drama of being a teenager is given a new, spiritual, perspective.

Robyn is a typical teenage Christian girl. She goes to youth group, has a close knit group of friends from youth group, and is crushing on two of the hottest boys at her high school. Whether she knows it or not, Robyn is the heart and soul of her prayer team. She’s the girl that everyone turns to even when she’s facing fears herself. When Robyn is targeted by a hostile reporter for the simple act of prayer, she steps up to the plate and grows even more serious about her walk with God. The battle for her heart, and soul, is warred by Caleb and Taylor, the two boys from her school, and two demons who have been given orders to do whatever it takes to destroy her.

Michale, Robyn’s youth pastor, warns her early on that the people she loves might be in danger if she’s been targeted for spiritual warfare. He was right on. The rag-tag prayer team goes through the wringer, with four of them ending up in the hospital before the book is over.

Nuemeier’s handles the tough issue of spiritual warfare in a believable way. The scenes are never hokey – she deftly pulls back the glossy layer of high school life and reveals the forces behind the drama. It’s reminiscent of some of Frank Peretti’s works. I’m excited for the rest of the series – and to pass this book on to my sister’s who are in high school.

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4 Responses to “Driven {book review}”
  1. Shellie says:

    Thanks so much, Caitlyn. You’re so sweet. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m off to tweet the link:D.

  2. Russ says:

    great review – thanks for taking the time to do this.

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