Love Riot

A Teenage Call to Live with Relentless Abandon for Christ

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Have you ever thought about walking away from the church? Have you already left it in your heart? Does it seem like it's not relevant to your life?

It's time for a revolution. A holy uprising. A love riot.

Not content with safe religion that demands nothing of us, Sara Barratt is calling you to stop giving in to the status quo and devote yourself fully to Christ, following Him no matter what your friends do or the culture around you promotes. Sara challenges you to hand everything over--your comfort zones, your time, your loyalty, your pride--and invites you to embark on a radical journey of passionate love for Christ. Because once you experience His love, it will transform your life.

Love Riot is a battle cry from one teen to another to embrace a life of wholehearted commitment and relentless abandon for Christ . . . no matter the cost.


"Sara Barratt wants to start a riot. An uproar. A disturbance for Jesus. Unlike some teenagers who want to disrupt and destroy, she wants to bravely build."--Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up and senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church

"God is at work among my generation. There's no denying that, especially after reading Love Riot. This book will challenge you, encourage you, and ignite your pursuit of Christ. I highly recommend it!"--Jaquelle Crowe Ferris, author of This Changes Everything

"Love Riot will challenge your idea of what it means to be a teen who truly follows Christ. Sara Barratt raises the bar and calls her peers to a higher standard. This book has the power to change lives!"--Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal, authors of Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart and cofounders of GirlDefined Ministries


Sara Barratt is an author, speaker, avid reader, chocolate lover, and lead editor for TheRebelution.com. Her passion is challenging and encouraging teens to live sold out and set apart for Jesus. Come hang out with her on Facebook, Instagram, and at her website, SaraBarratt.com.


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"Sara Barratt wants to start a riot. An uproar. A disturbance for Jesus. Unlike some teenagers who want to disrupt and destroy, she wants to bravely build. With Love Riot, she is calling apathetic bystanders around the church to become wholehearted followers of Christ. She is actively driving and motivating her generation to live with reckless abandon because of God's great love. Undoubtedly, when you read, you will be captivated by her unrestrained outburst of irresistible faith."

Kyle Idleman, author of Not a Fan and Don't Give Up and senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church

"God is at work among my generation. There's no denying that, especially after reading Love Riot. In this passionate plea to fellow teenagers, Sara calls us to join her in rebelling against spiritual apathy and choosing instead to wholeheartedly follow Jesus, no matter the cost. This book will challenge you, encourage you, and ignite your pursuit of Christ. I highly recommend it!"

Jaquelle Crowe Ferris, author of This Changes Everything

"Every teenager needs to read this book. Love Riot will challenge your idea of what it means to be a teen that truly follows Christ. Sara Barratt raises the bar and calls her peers to a higher standard. This book has the power to change lives!"

 Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal, authors of Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart and cofounders of GirlDefined Ministries

"Love Riot calls the teenagers of the world to step up and step out in their faith and cause a riot against the low expectations set for youth across the globe. It may be aimed at one generation, but Love Riot has the ability to cause the riot it's intending through the hearts of the young to the old."

Riley Banks-Snyder, author of Riley Unlikely and founder of Generation Next

"If you're searching for a book that teaches you how to play it safe as a Christian teen, this probably isn't the book for you. If you're searching for a book that teaches you how to live for both God and the world, this isn't for you. But if you're a teen who longs to make your parents' faith personal--or if you're searching to understand the value of church and God in the first place--then this is the book you've been searching for. I couldn't be more thrilled to see a teen challenging the status quo and setting an example for her peers to follow. It's my prayer that this book will prompt teens to live boldly and passionately and to rebel against the low expectations of their generation. If readers will follow Sara's lead, there will be no stopping this generation from making a positive impact on their society. This could perhaps spark the beginning of a revolution. A cultural awakening. A love riot by teens who are simply in pursuit of their loving Savior, Jesus Christ."

Tessa Emily Hall, author of Coffee Shop Devos and Love Your Selfie

"Sara Barratt's Love Riot reminds me of a saying my pastor taught me. 'If your version of Christianity doesn't cost you anything, you've got the bootleg.' In this book, Sara boldly calls Christ followers to drop the bootleg version of Christianity and pick up their cross. With radical love and reckless abandon, we can begin to run toward the revival of our hearts in Jesus."

Megan Brown, author of Esther: Come Out of Hiding


The Author

  1. Sara Barratt
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    Sara Barratt

    Sara Barratt is a 19-year-old writer and lead editor for TheRebelution.com, a growing online platform that reaches more than half a million Christian teens, parents, and youth workers each year. She's a frequent speaker on topics including using your teen...

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