Keepin It Real: Choosing to Live for God

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AuthorHouse, Mar 28, 2007 - Religion - 60 pages
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“Keeping It Real,” is an amazing book of poems, addressing the problems and challenges that teens face daily, whether it’s with a friend or within us.  Keeping It Real teaches teenagers that they are never alone because God is always here.  It lets them know that they have the power to choose to make Godly decisions.  We either honor or disgrace Jesus, our family, our community, and ourselves with the decisions that we make.  These poems are creative and the real deal, with topics like:  being virtuous and having self-respect, to peer pressure and doing the right thing for yourself.  This poem book guides and encourages teens to face problems and challenges they have in a Godly manner, finding out if they don’t know already, that we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us.  If God be for us, who can be against us?

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About the author (2007)

      Sonja Harris was born on October 20, 1990 in Baltimore, Maryland.  She is a 16 year old, eleventh grader at Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, Maryland.  Sonja never dreamed of becoming a writer until a 10th grade English assignment, where she realized she had gift of writing.  She entered her first poem in a poetry contest and became a finalist and was awarded the editor’s award, and from there she began writing her book.  Sonja attends Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Maryland and her main career goal is to own several beauty salons.  This is her first published book, and it is based on numerous topics, from being virtuous to being saved.  Sonja now lives in Clinton, Maryland with her parents, Craig and Crystal Buffington and her brother Andrew Harris.  She notes as her inspirations:  God, her parents, her pastors Drs. Mike and DeeDee Freeman and Maya Angelou.

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