Adventures on Promise Island by Ruth Esther Vawter

Adventures on Promise Island    by Ruth Esther Vawter

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
  • (November 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414113595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414113593
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.5 inches





My Review

Adventures on Promise Island follows 4 troubled teenagers as they visit Promise Island.  As Miguel, Ya Ming, Tobi and Keerstin arrive on the Island, they are introduced to their guide for the week and taken to their home away from home.

Ya Ming has given up on life, thinking all she could do was sit around in a wheel chair and gain weight watching TV. She treated her Promise Island Leader with respect, but was still confused and angry over the drunk driver that caused her being in a wheel chair.

Miguel believes a life of crime is his only way of life, after all he arrives at the island handcuffed. He wasn’t sure about his surfer boy Promise Island Leader, Cameron. He tried to be cool-dude Miguel until the officer threatened to take him back to jail.

Keerstin can’t read, and she doesn’t want to commit the time to learn, but she is an exceptional artist and seems to immediately take to her Promise Island Leader for the week, Jamie.

Tobi  has an attitude problem, even though he has money, he’s dealing with abuse from his dad, which makes him a big bully himself. Arriving on the island, he tries his sarcastic attitude on his Promise Team Leader Chad, even trying to bully him too.

This book was different than most of the books I read, but I truly enjoyed getting to know these four teens, following them throughout the Island. And to watch the amazing transformation of their lives, seeing their attitude changing as they realized there is hope in the Lord was truly astonishing. What a wonderful YA book for teens to read, to see how a life can change by giving their lives to the Lord, letting Him work through them. It is also a fun to read book, especially the teen’s excitement over riding vehicopters and seeing all of the unique neat stuff on the Island. All fiction of course, but good thoughts to plug into young guys and gals minds giving them good new stuff to think about.

If you have teenage children that are struggling with any problem, I would encourage you to get a copy of this book and let them read it. You might just help one of our precious young people see how much God loves them. And even though this is a YA book, anyone will enjoy the journey of these four amazing teens.

I received this book free from Wine Press to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author  

Who am I?   Author’s Blog

  • Mother of 2 daughters, grandmother of 3 granddaughters.
  • Retired elementary teacher from the Indianapolis Public Schools, and now Title 1 Tutor.
  • Author of 7 books.
  • Sunday School teacher.
  • President of Indy-West Aglow Lighthouse in Indianapolis.
  • Divorced after 33 years of marriage and single for 8 years.
  • Public speaker on The Bride of Christ and The Clay Pitcher for adults
  • Motivational speaker to teens.
  • Good News Club Leader.
  • Liturgical dancer.
  • Teaching people the power of saying words of blessings over people instead of speaking word curses over each other. Teaching people to break word curses off of them so they can be successful. The Holy Spirit gave me the idea to write Promise Island 30 years ago, but a loved one, unintensionally placed a word curse on me that paralyzed me from publishing the book. When I was taught to break the word curse, I was able to write the book, and Adventures on Promise Island was published in November 2010.
  • I love to share my faith with anyone who has an ear to hear the hope and love that we get from God my Father, Jesus my Savior, and the Holy Spirit, my Companion.

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