Thursday, July 20, 2006

Neta Jackson's The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught ~ Reviewed

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught
By Neta Jackson
Published by Integrity, August 22, 2006
ISBN: 1591453615

Yada Yada Prayer Group is a mix of cultures, spiritual maturity and problems. Seen through the eyes of Jodi Baxter, the group prays through a blend of issues that look a whole lot like real life.
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught is character driven number five, and the first I've read, of the series.

In the beginning chapters, I struggled with keeping the characters straight and getting to know them, but that is not because it wasn't written clearly, but because the story started four novels prior. I recommend you begin with book one, should this book sound like your cup of tea.

The book spans approximately six months of the groups' lives and covers inter-racial tension, high-risk pregnancy, young love, and the daily struggles of living out our faith and listening to the Lord. Many other problems are addressed, and several past traumas and events are mentioned. So I imagine that trials and tribulations have never been foreign to the group of characters.

Anyone who's read the prior books should appreciate The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught. Young believers who don't know how to pray would benefit from the fictional group's teachings. Women struggling with the drudgery of ministry would benefit from reading Jodi's mind and the resulting attitude changes. I appreciated the honest discussions and struggles regarding churches and worship styles.

Reviewed by Kelly Klepfer


Ane Mulligan said...

Good review, Kelly. I'm going to have to read this.

Pam Meyers said...

Wow, I didn't realize another Yada Yada was coming out so fast. I'm excited. Luuuuv that series. Neta Jackson better never stop writing them.
I live in the Chicago area and it is so fun reading about going to Dominick's (grocery store), taking the el, taking the polar bear plunge into Lake Michigan on New Year's day, etc. etc.

The last book "Gets Tough" was powerful.