Capturing Faith : Capturing Faith

  • by Victoria G. Schwimley
  • Narrated by Randi Larson
  • Series: Capturing Faith
  • 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school, and the leader of the tightest clique on campus. The most important things to her are her looks and the respect of her followers. But Chelsea has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know. Amber Walker is compassionate, trustworthy, and the most well-adjusted girl in school. The most important thing to her is serving God and her community. When an argument between Chelsea and her best friend occurs, she runs straight to Amber for help. Amber discovers Chelsea's secret and turns to Pastor David Owens for assistance. Ryan Evers is the smartest boy on campus, but when a careless accident leaves one of the girls clinging to life and Ryan the object of hate, he also turns to David. Can David help these three troubled teens before it's too late?


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A good story

Capturing Faith, by Victoria Schwimley is a YA novel with a Christian message. Now, I am neither a Christian, nor young (although, I hope I can be considered an adult), so I started to listen to this audiobook with some trepidation.

The book opens with an episode of verbal bullying that those of us who were not part of the ‘in crowd' in high school can relate to - a clique of girls taunting one of their classmates because she is ‘different.’ In this case, the difference is Amber’s open and unabashed practice of her religion. As the plot develops, Chelsea, the leader of the clique, becomes drawn to Amber’s faith and, in consequence, is ostracized by the other members of her clique.

To my relief, I discovered that Capturing Faith is about far more than belief in Christianity. It addresses several issues that confront young adults: bullying and being bullied; dealing with peer pressure and the pressure of parental expectations; and coping with tragic loss. Most importantly, the story is about taking responsibility for, and bearing the consequences of, one’s errors and actions.

Author Victoria Schwimley has drawn a portrait of a youtht will be familiar to many young adults, and narrator Randi Larson has done Schwimley’s story justice. My only quibble is that Amber was too good to be true: a Pollyanna without flaws or doubts.

I received a free, no-obligation copy of this audiobook from the author.
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- PromptProse

I loved this book!

First let me tell you this: I'm not a Christian. So, what on Earth is a new-ager like me doing picking up a book that's basically a doorway into Christian faith?

It was Amber Walker in the audio sample. She got me immediately. I'd like to be more like her! So I listened to Capturing Faith, and I was completely delighted by it.

Victoria Schwimley has a gift of describing the mental and emotional change that takes place before, during and after you find faith - and in teenagers, no less! I myself found my own story of finding faith there, right down to the "God bug" :D Faith is universal, and so is the joy of finding it - so this is a great book whether you believe in God, the Universe or however you call the loving higher power.

This book describes to young adults what faith and church are about. Victoria Schwimley is unveiling the mystery, so to speak. In a very nice way. As a non-Christian, I really appreciate that no one in this book is pushing anybody into Christian faith, knowing deep down that when it's time for it to happen, it will, and Amber is standing patiently nearby to lend a hand.

The young characters Ms. Schwimley created for us are loveable and relatable - at least for a 32 year old me :) Beware though - you spend most time in Chelsea's point of view, and just when you start being really invested in her transformation, that point of view is ripped from you. It's jarring, as it's supposed to be... It almost took me out of the story. But Amber and her friends restored all that by being thoughtful young people.

The narrator's young voice is perfect for the piece, and she's really good, lending the story a lot of life.

Ms. Schwimley, you have captured me and I have faith in this series!

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
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- korinka "I listened to audiobooks before they were cool! I read for LibriVox and I adore Stephen Briggs, T.G. Reynolds and Richard Armitage."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-29-2014
  • Publisher: Victoria Schwimley