Friday, April 6, 2012

Stand by Me by Neta Jackson

Back Cover Blurp:

Sometimes the person you most need is the one least like you.

Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman form a prominent Phoenix family. But after making a leap of faith at a Christian music fest, dropping out of med school, and moving to inner city Chicago, her family all but disowns her.

When Kat discovers SouledOut Community Church, she longs to become a part of the multicultural church family. But her tendency to immediately say whatever she's thinking steps on the toes of nearly everyone she meets-especially Avis Douglass.

Avis has a strong faith, is the principal of one of Chicago's highest performing elementary schools, and is a founding member of SouledOut. But the country's economic downturn has thrown both her and her husband's jobs in question. And Avis hasn't heard from her youngest daughter in months-an estrangement that gnaws at her every day. Where is God in this?

Kat's flamboyant zeal for living a "radical" Christian life is a stark contrast to Avis's more reserved faith. But in God's timing, the two women discover they need each other in ways neither of them expected.

My Thoughts:

Neta Jackson has crafted another hit series! I love that Neta always includes characters that we know and love from the "Yada Yada" novels, and then brings new friends to life that we grow to care for as well.

Kat reminded me a lot of the Apostle Peter...BEFORE Pentecost! She has the best heart, but not the most tact, and she has a lot of growing up to do. Avis is just the right sistah to teach her and train her.

But Avis has some of her own growing and changing to do as well, and I believe this Paul/Timothy relationship will have a bit of Barnabas for two mixed in with these two prayer warriors!

Avis isn't the only returning character. You'll see a bit from Jodi, Estelle and others as you become acquainted with Kat and her friends. Plus you'll learn about being the hands and feet of Jesus, and not just a other words, walk the talk and talk the walk...Yada Yada style!

I'm looking forward to more in this new series..."Stand By Me" is published by Thomas Nelson and is available now. If you're like me and you can't get enough, check out "The Yada Yada Prayer Group" series, followed by "House of Hope".

I received my complimentary copy from B&B Media Group.

Happy Reading!



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