Stepping Heavenward

by Elizabeth Prentiss
341 pages, General Fiction
Reviewed by Nienna

Good read but can be somewhat difficult to read so it's best for older readers.


Katherine begins this journal upon the morning of her 16th birthday in 1831 with the charming words, "How dreadfully old I am getting!" She then continues writing in this journal sporadically over her life until the last entry in 1860. Through this we see her learning and growing, her struggles with sin and knowing what is right, and the normal things a girl growing into womanhood deals with.


Very good. Sin is shown as sin and righteousness praised as such.

Spiritual Content

Katy is a Christian in a Christian family and the book is mainly about her Christian growth so there is a lot about God and such.



Drug and Alcohol Content

None that I recall.

Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content



This is a wonderful, touching book which has helped me a lot in my walk with God and most girls and women can relate to. Katy is a charming narrator and it is easy to understand all the spiritual struggles through which she goes.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: adult

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Average rating: 4 stars
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