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Launch Out Into the Deep! Paperback – April 13, 2012

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"This fantastic book should be utilized by Sunday School classes for teens and adults and is a terrific personal read." -Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation, dove.org

"Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Winner!" --Mom's Choice Awards

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"Launch Out Into The Deep! is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Religion and Spirituality Book. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. Launch Out Into The Deep! has been honored with the highest gold medal by this distinguished award. --Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Winner!" --Mom's Choice Awards
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468024523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468024524
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,066,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Latonya Lewis on November 20, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
What a lovely read! I fell in love with this book and then I fell in love with the author. Such a sweet and gentle demeanor. It felt so good to read a book about real life, by someone who looks like me and has shared the same experiences. And the poetry peppered throughout the book was so,.... fitting. A must read. A wonderful coming of age book. If you know any teen-age girls, buy this for them. I feel as though my soul has been cleansed. Thank you for this awesome read!
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Godly and gritty, these pages look at life and how it should be lived! Author Acacia L. Slaton writes with spiritual insight and discernment, causing these pages to come alive with the Truth. Her candid and simple honesty is both touching and powerful. She is truly a woman who believes in the authority of the Bible and the very real presence of the Holy Spirit among us.

Each essay is short, but will reach deeply in the reader's heart. The topics are contemporary and compelling; these are subjects that affect our world today and those for which people are seeking genuine guidance. Her words reveal an understanding of the depth of emotions in our world, as she explains situations through her own personal experiences. Yet, throughout the book, there is a solid and strong emphasis on the Word of God.

The author has effectively bridged the gap between the natural and the spiritual world. Her complete reliance on the power of God brings a taste of heaven to some of today's bitter situations. Sexual promiscuity, peer pressure, disease and even crime are discussed with a bold and frank style. Readers will know there is nothing outside of God's reach that He cannot restore and make right again.

The author clearly and consistently shows the path to an abundant life in Christ. She freely acknowledges the pitfalls, but gives praise to the One who can keep people on track. An added layer of spiritual enlightenment comes from the poems that accompany many of these essays. Intense and extremely insightful, the words of Aaron L. Slaton provide a strong commentary to his sister's counsel.

Encouraging, yet filled with many hard-hitting exhortations, this book speaks with a contemporary language and a timeless commitment to love and truth.
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"Launch Out Into the Deep" is heartfelt book of devotions by a very talented young writer and counselor, Acacia Beumer. As I read this book, I felt there were parts of it that seemed almost written for me. Amazing! Apparently Ms. Beumer has a gift of discernment that transcends into her writing career. If you are feeling lonely, discouraged, regretful or even rebellious, please read this book. It will truly touch your soul. "Launch Out Into the Deep" also includes poetry and reflections from Ms. Beumer's brother, Aaron Slaton, another talented writer. I am looking forward to reading future works by these authors! Please Note: I reviewed this book as part of the Reader's Spoils rewards program, but I was not required to write a favorable review.
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The author has succeeded in relaying her own lessons in life into an insightful and inspirational book. Using both the good and bad choices she has made, the author examines the why? of her choices to provide counsel to all of us who face the same situations. Relevent to men and women and especially teenagers. I must highly recommend this book. Though this is a faith based book. It is relevant to everyone seeking to realize their value in todays world. Well written and enjoyable to read.
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Author Acacia Slaton Beumer has written a book that is geared towards young adults and those who are "tired of battling with unbelief and tired of hearing sugar-coated responses and half-truths about life's most perplexing questions."

The book consists of parable-like stories, quotations from the bible, discussion points, poems and some pencil sketches, and addresses a wide variety of issues, that can affect everyone but are often associated with young adults, such as depression, peer pressure, sex and loneliness.Beumer professes to offer "sound knowledge and prophetic insights geared for our fast-paced and rapidly changing culture."

The language in the stories is simple and straightforward, and the majority of the stories are about the lessons learned from the author's own experiences, or conversations with friends. The narrative can get a little overbearing and moralistic at times when trying to drive home the message of staying pure until marriage.

The poetry lacks the solid writing presented in the narrative text, detracting from the overall effectiveness of the book with its heading "(A Poem)", over-simplified rhymes and generic, flat images:

"False Hopes (A Poem)

Her heart is broken, torn to pieces;

When he steps through the door all

the crying ceases."

The discussion questions are thought provoking and offer references for bible passages that relate to the chapter topic, to stimulate further conversation.

Despite some preachy moments, a positive read for young Christian adults looking for support and guidance in their life.

Reviewed by Maya Fleischmann for IndieReader
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