Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Book Review: Awakening

Awakening by Claudia Cangilla McAdam is a book about a teenage girl (Ronnie) who goes back in time and is able to witness (and possibly change?) the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.  Is she able to change the outcome?

It is difficult to write a review on this book without giving too much away.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book from page 1 to page 150.   I couldn’t put the book down.  There were many “a-ha” moments in the book and the suspense made me stay up late at night to see what happened next.  This book also made me feel closer to God.  Even though I know that He died on the cross for our sins, this book really made it hit home.  I am 29 years old, and I thought it was great how modern the descriptions were in this book (there was the use of the word “skank” in the book that made me chuckle a bit.)  I believe this could easily be read and understood by teenagers – boys and girls alike.

There are several favorite parts of the book, but one that made me smile is about how Ronnie was named and the meaning of her name.  I would highly recommend this book to both adults as well as High School teenagers. 
I received this book free from Sophia Institute Press as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. Sounds good! Have you read Francine River's Mark of the Lion series? Full of those "a-ha" moments and intensely makes you feel closer to our Savior!

  2. I have not. I will check her out from the library. Thank you for the recommendation! :-)