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Vendor: Lift Every Voice
Publication Date: 2002
This set includes all five books of the Payton Skky series: Staying Pure, Sober Faith, Saved Race, Sweetest Gift, and Surrendered Heart.
In Staying Pure, Payton Skky is beautiful and popular and dating Dakari Graham, the most attractive and desirable guy in their Georgia high school. The problem? He wants to have sex with her while she wants to obey God and stay pure until marriage. With pressures coming from all sides, Payton begins to wonder if waiting is really worth it. When he breaks it off with her for a more willing girl, Payton's world crashes down on her. As she struggles to answer these questions and gets to know Tad Taylor, Payton realizes that following God is the real secret to staying pure.
In Sober Faith, Payton Skky and her girlfriends are in their senior year at their Georgia high school and loving every minute of it. But the rest of Payton's crew has strayed from God and continues to make bad decisions. While chasing after a good time, her friends begin experimenting with alcohol, drugs, and sexual sin. How can Payton help her girls turn toward God and away from those sins? Can she resist her own impulses to try things she knows are against God's will? See if Payton discovers how to show her friends that true faith is sober faith.
In Saved Race, Payton Skky, on the verge of graduation, encounters ethnic diversity several ways she never imagined. First, her ex-boyfriend Dakari is unjustly roughed up by a white police officer. Then her white teacher admits her fear of teaching in a mostly African-American school. Many of Payton's friends are also suspicious of her bi-racial cousin. Payton struggles to figure out where these prejudices come from and find effective ways to overcome them while loving everybody as God commands.
In Sweetest Gift, Payton Skky has finally arrived at college. In no time she's facing the same pressuresand stresses most college students face. She's still conflicted about boyfriends, and studies are difficult. But when she is faced with her suitemate's suicide attempt, Payton is jolted back to the basics of her faith. No matter what the pressures of life, she has great worth and value in the eyes of the Lord.
In Surrendered Heart, it's Payton's second semester at college. The death of her grandfather, and deepening relationship with Tad teach her the value of living for God. As Payton surrenders her heart to God and shares her faith, she finds out that all she has ever desired is wrapped up in Him. Her relationship with Christ allows her to be complete and to handle the growing pains of life.
Bri5 Stars Out Of 5October 6, 2003BriThese books are awesome! Payton deals with real-life issues and the stories are captivating. The only thing I didn't like is that the books didn't all match- some were the old version.
Margaret5 Stars Out Of 5February 26, 2002MargaretSo far I've only read the first book but I enjoyed it tremendously! The whole series would be a wonderful gift for a teenager.