Flip Flop — "Real TV" Series
This book has been reviewed by Focus on the Family Thriving Family, a marriage and parenting magazine. It is the second book in the "Real TV" series.
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
Briana Harris loves hanging out at her best friend Channing "Chickie" Wells' house. Chickie's fun-loving Christian family treats Briana like one of them. They make it easy for her to escape her troubled home. Chickie manages to get herself and Briana on their favorite reality show, Flip Flop, where each week, two best friends redecorate each other's bedrooms. Briana prays that she can enjoy the excitement of the makeover and a TV crew in her house for several days without anyone learning about her father's alcoholism. With the help of Chickie's cute brother (Sebastian) and one of the show's decorators (Petra), Briana discovers that God may have planned all this to bring her stressful secrets into the light.
Church, mealtime prayers and spiritual searching are an integral part of the Wells family's life. Because of their example, Briana began attending their community church. Briana loves the serenity prayer, but spends much of her time realizing that she must let God have control over her circumstances. Chickie suggests that she and Briana pray before they go on camera for the bedroom makeovers; she asks that their actions will exemplify Him. Petra, the designer with whom Briana works, subtly shares the salvation message as she tells Briana about her own conversion.
Other Belief Systems
Petra says that before finding Christ, she investigated a number of other paths to spiritual enlightenment.
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