Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Not About Me by Michelle Sutton

This is a fantastic story for young adults. It’s edgy and real and doesn’t shy away from the issues that teens deal with today – sex, violence, rape, substance abuse, even teenage pregnancy. And for parents, just because your child isn’t talking about the issues doesn’t mean they’re not dealing with them one way or another. It also clearly deals with the fact that just because a child grows up in a Christian home, does not mean that they know Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior. This book has a lot of twists and turns, pain and joy, and betrayal and forgiveness. The characters are real and likeable. It makes for a great read for anyone, but more specifically for the target audience of young adults.


It’s Not About Me
By Michelle Sutton

Michelle is Editor-in-chief for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Sheaf House Marketing Director, a member of ACFW, an edgy fiction writer, a book reviewer, an avid blogger/alliance member, CWOW blog mistress, mother of two teenagers, wife, pet owner, social worker by trade, and follower of Jesus Christ. For more information on everything Michelle is involved in, please visit her Edgy Inspirational Author Blog.


When a young woman's life is shattered by a brutal attack, she is torn between two brothers, both of whom claim to love her. She is attracted to both, but which one does she love? How can she choose when her decision may cause a permanent rift between them? And more important, will she give her heart to the One who will sustain her even when human love fails?


  1. I read this book, LOVED IT! Michelle is a great writer. The story was so powerful.

  2. I think you are right when you say that the kids are dealing with them even if they aren't talking about current issues. I think we as parents, and as Christians, and as church members, fail to engage the culture in a way that demonstrates to teens HOW to be a Christian and still live in the world. Very important post, and thanks for the reminder.

  3. This sounds like a good book.
    I will look for it.

    Have a fabulous weekend!!

  4. Thanks for posting a review Tracy! I really do hope people see the value of bringing up these topics with kids. My book is just one way to go about it. :) Oh, and if you think this was "real" fiction, wait until you read the next one. OY!