Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Giveaway: Izzy's Pop Star Plan by Alex Marestaing

Izzy's Popstar Plan by Alex Marestaing is the first in a series of "devotional novels" being developed and targeted to tween girls.

The book is presented in sort of bloggish form, set up like a devotional, but read like a novel. It is being billed as a "cutting edge new product which will meet girls where they are, and girls will love following Izzy on her incredible adventure. Plus, they'll get daily spiritual food to equip them on their own incredible adventure with God."

At the risk of sounding critical here, I'm just going to say it. This book is screaming out "Hannah Montana for Christians!" I'm not a big Hannah Montana fan. There. I've said it.

You can see a sample chapter here.

Here's the deal. I know I'm in the minority on this. I know *most* moms of tweens will be thrilled to find this resource for their kids. And I also know this: some kids will really be encouraged by this book and hopefully drawn closer to the Lord. I hope that's the case.

I'm just really leary of Christian culture trying to imitate pop culture so much that sometimes we can't tell the difference. I'm not a culture-dodger by any means. But let's not check our discernment at the door, please.

Anyway. That's my $0.02 and that may not be worth much to you. In fact, you might want to win a copy to see for yourself. Be my guest. Here's how you can enter:
  • Simply leave any comment on this post. What do you think about the Christian pop star theme for tweens?  That's an automatic entry.
  • For a second entry, follow @TommyNelson on Twitter and  tweet this: You can win a tween girls devotional book from @TommyNelson right here: - Come back and leave an extra comment letting me know you did that.
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  • Go back to my landing page for this week's giveaways and reviews. Choose one of my "review only" posts to leave a comment on and then come back saying you did that. Presto! A 6th entry!
The winner will be selected by This contest will close on Friday, February 4. The winner will be notified that weekend and will need to respond within 48 hours or risk forfeiting the prize to the next in line.  IMPORTANT: You must make your Blogger Profile has your email address available for me to contact you. If it is set to private or otherwise not visible, you will need to add it in with your comment. If I can't contact you, I will choose another winner. It's happened before.

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Disclosure: We received a copy of this book for the purpose of review. I think I made it pretty clear in my review that I'm not that impressed. But I didn't want my own thoughts to keep you from forming yours, thus I'm still offering the giveaway.  I keep a proper disclosure statement available right here.


Stacey said...

I think the theme will keep teens interested.

Stacey said...

follow @tommynelson on twitter and here is my tweet:!/kawsarani/status/32238460416819200

Lisa Vander Maas said...

Looks interesting