Introduction: Unveiling the Themes and Scriptures of “Salvaged”

Exploring Key Themes and Scriptures in “Salvaged”

“Salvaged” is a captivating Young Adult (YA) Contemporary Christian novel that beautifully integrates essential Bible verses. Among these, Proverbs 3:5-6 stands out, guiding readers with its profound wisdom: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.” (NIV). This scripture not only shapes the narrative but also reflects the personal challenges and spiritual journey of Hadley, our protagonist.


Hadley’s Journey: Trusting in Tough Times

The Spiritual and Emotional Challenges of Moving and Loss


Life throws a curveball at Hadley when her grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer, prompting a significant move from Maryland to Kentucky to live with her estranged father. Amidst these tumultuous changes, Hadley finds herself grappling with the need to trust in the Lord. She faces not only the pain of loss but also the struggles of adjusting to a new family and a mentor who is initially reluctant to guide her. This blend of mental health challenges and spiritual warfare vividly illustrates the importance of faith in overcoming life’s hurdles.


Spiritual Insights for Teens: Proverbs 3:5-6

How Scripture Guides Youth Through Adolescence


Proverbs 3:5-6 is a beacon for teenagers navigating the complex journey of adolescence. Hadley’s story is a testament to how faith can serve as a guiding light amid uncertainty and rapid change. The verse subtly, yet powerfully, influences her decisions and actions, providing solace and direction through her doubts and fears.


Faith, Doubt, and Growth: The Path to Understanding

Encouraging Readers to Embrace Their Spiritual Journey


Throughout “Salvaged,” Hadley encounters moments of doubt and questions her faith. These instances are pivotal, showing that faith encompasses trusting God’s greater plan, even when our confidence wavers. This novel encourages readers to let Proverbs 3:5-6 be a comforting reminder of God’s omnipresence and love in the face of personal challenges, tough decisions, or the uncertainty of what the future holds.


Conclusion: Embrace Faith and Find Inspiration in “Salvaged”

Why “Salvaged” is a Must-Read for Young Christians


Hadley’s story is a compelling narrative that intertwines life’s complexities with spiritual growth. Whether you are a teenager dealing with similar issues or someone seeking inspiration through faith-filled literature, “Salvaged” offers a powerful reminder of how all things, according to Romans 8:28, work together for our good and His glory. So, if you’re looking for a book that not only entertains but also imparts wisdom, “Salvaged” is highly recommended. Embrace your journey with faith and confidence, and let this story be your guide.



Author of Salvaged

Bio: Shanna Heath

Author of Young Adult Christian Fiction


Shanna M. Heath resides in central Kentucky with her sweet family, two dogs, and a ball python. When she’s not writing young adult fiction, she enjoys teaching middle school social studies and taking Sunday afternoon naps. As a sucker for teen rom-coms, her stories weave together the awkward and the flirtatious, with a healthy dose of real-life angst. You can find her online at




A debut novel


High school senior Hadley is certain she must earn a summer internship at the Office of Naval Research, and she’s pretty darn confident she might! Unfortunately, her world is turned upside down by the news of her grandmother Nonny’s bleak cancer diagnosis. Hadley is forced to relocate from her home in Maryland to Kentucky to live with her estranged father and (gulp!) new step-family. As Hadley prepares to face a world of unknowns, she fears she will lose her beloved Nonny, and her hopes of snagging her dream internship seemingly disappear.


In the midst of adjusting to her new life in the bluegrass, Hadley steps into the unexpectedly pleasant role of half-sister and tackles a daunting senior project interning at a local business, Southern Salvage. Here, Hadley strives to befriend her peer mentor Colton, who seems all too eager to rid himself of a burdensome intern. At first. As Hadley navigates life in an unfamiliar state, school, and family, can she overcome the overwhelming sense she’s disrupted everyone’s happy normal? Is she just an unwelcome inconvenience? She wonders…has God abandoned Hadley Edwards? With the help of her family and Colton, Hadley might just learn the true meaning of “salvaged.”

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