Monday, February 29, 2016

"The Sparrow Found a House" by Jason McIntire

About this book:

  “What if your new stepdad was a Bible-toting Army Sergeant?
  Fifteen-year-old Jessie Rivera is living every teenager’s nightmare. Her widowed mom has married a man who wears his heavy Christian values like his sergeant’s stripes – on both sleeves.
  Glenn Sparrow is persistent, immovable, and not afraid to be firm. Worse than that, he’s loving, kind – even fun – and he has Chris, Moe, and Katie completely won over.
  But Jessie is determined that she won’t be won over, or give up her “freedom” without a fight. She knows what she wants, and it isn’t what they’ve got.
  Or is it?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Sparrow Stories” series.

Spiritual Content- Many, many, many Prayers; Scriptures are mentioned, read & quoted; Witnessing; Many, many, many Talks about God, Jesus, creation, gifts, modesty & being a Christian; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God, but not when referring to Jesus; Many, many, many Mentions of prayers; Many mentions of church, devotions & Bible reading; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of Christmas & Jesus’ birthday; Mentions of Hymns; Mentions of Christian values & the public school systems’ view; A few mentions of Heaven & miracles; A couple mentions of a creation museum; A mini-debate between a creationist & an evolutionist; A mention of a Catholic school;
*Note: A few mentions of an article of a Christian family that was written into the definition of a cult.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘screw up’, a ‘stinking, two ‘idiot’s, two forms of ‘wimp’, three forms of ‘dumb’, and three forms of ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm; Many mentions of curses & bad words (not written); Jessie sneaks out to see a forbidden movie; Bullies, borrowing money & black eyes; Mentions of violent videos games, blood & killing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of selling & making illegal drugs and fireworks; A couple mentions of jail; A couple mentions of non-alcoholic drinks.

Sexual Content- Chris calls himself a ‘hunk’; A few mentions of girlfriends; Mentions of modesty & inappropriate clothes.

-Jessie Rivera, age 15
-Chris Rivers, age 16
                                        P.O.V. switches between them and a few others
                                                        204 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating- 
I’m very impressed with “The Sparrow Found a House”. Lots of Spiritual Content with great lessons. Just as impressive is that the author has where you can get this e-book for free(!) on his website. (Click Here! to learn more!) Very homeschool-y, so I’m sure some of my fellow homeschoolers will like this one. I personally like the mini-debate of creation vs evolution. :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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