Happenstance or God's Great Plan?
She's the bold, free-spirited type. She's cute, she's fun, and she's following God. She's Sierra Jensen, Christy Miller's good friend, ready for her junior year of high school All twelve books in the popular Sierra Jensen series come together in four volumes to reveal the ups and downs of Sierra's incredible God-led journey
Volume Three: An exciting trip to Europe challenges Sierra to "Open Your Heart "to loving others without expectations. At the start of her senior year, only "Time Will Tell" the truth about Sierra's friendships. And in "Now Picture This, " she wonders if her relationship with Paul is as picture perfect as she thinks
Christy Miller knows a good friend when she meets her,
and so will you Sierra Jensen is at it again
"Open Your Heart "
What an adventure Having Christy Miller invite Sierra on an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe was amazing but that was just the beginning. Sierra never imagined she d meet someone like Alex, a dark-eyed Russian college student who's a Christian. Or that they d all come face-to-face with disaster. Through it all, one question haunts Sierra: c an she learn to love others without expecting anything in return? Will she finally be able to open her heart to others and to God?
"Time Will Tell "
Sierra's senior year of high school is here, but after the great summer she just had, how can it be anything but a letdown? Sure enough, the year tanks big-time when the school issues her buddy Randy an ultimatum. Stuck in the middle Sierra wonders, what's right? Her friend or the rules? She longs to talk it over with Amy, but Sierra's best friend still isn t talking to her. What's worse, she hasn t heard a word from Paul No doubt about it, this school year is totally frustrating Will Sierra "ever" understand her friendships or God's plans for them?
"Now Picture This "
Why can t everyone just leave Sierra "alone?" All she wants to do is find a place to read the letter she just received from Paul to soak in every word and memorize the photo he sent her but Thanksgiving at the Jensen house means relatives "every"where Sierra hides out, immersed in her ideas for Paul's birthday and Christmas gifts, especially his requested gift: a photo of her. Sierra's determined the photo has to be spectacular But a small voice of doubt nags at her. What does God think of her ignoring her family and friends this way? Is her picture-perfect relationship with Paul really all she thinks it is?
Story Behind the Book
After writing the twelve-book Christy Miller series for teens, a new character showed up on the pages of the final novel. Her name was Sierra Jensen, and she was so compelling as a teenage character that readers began asking for a series about Sierra in order to hear more about her life choices. Our family had just moved to Portland at the time, and I found it easy to picture a sixteen-year-old like Sierra shopping at the local vintage clothing stores, hanging out with friends at a garage band concert, and serving at the homeless shelter on weekends.
Robin Jones Gunn.
About the Author
Robin Jones Gunn has a passion for communicating God's love to young hearts. She began writing story books for toddlers when her children were little. Her husband, Ross, has been a youth minister for over twenty years. While on a camping trip with teens from their youth group, Robin found some of the girls hiding away in their tent reading a stack of novels they'd brought with them from the library.
Curious as to what could keep these girls away from the sun, surf and guys, Robin borrowed three of their books. As she read them, her heart broke. They were not the kinds of stories these girls should be reading! After the camping trip Robin went to her Bible bookstore and bought every book she could find that she thought would be interesting for the girls and have a good influence on them. The teens read all the books in a week and asked for more. "There aren't any more," Robin told them. "That was all I could find." The teens challenged Robin by saying, "Then you write some for us. We'll even tell you what to write!"
She has now written over 50 books, including THE CHRISTY MILLER SERIES, which has sold more than one million copies. A storyteller at heart, she is also a popular speaker and an active youth worker. Robin lives with her family in Hawaii.