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The Yada Yada Prayer Group – Neta Jackson

11 Aug

The Yada Yada Prayer Group

Neta Jackson

From the back cover :

What do an ex-con, a former drug addict, a real estate broker, a college student, and a married mother of two have in common?

Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a group as mismatched as ours the closest of friends?

I almost didn’t even go to the Chicago Women’s Conference–after all, being thrown together with five hundred strangers wasn’t exactly my “comfort zone.” And being placed in a prayer group of twelve women from such diverse backgrounds seemed completely awkward.

But something happened that weekend to make us realize we had to hang together. The “Yada Yada Prayer Group” was born, and we decided to meet regularly to pray for each other: knocking off each other’s rough edges and learning to laugh and cry along the way! And when I faced the biggest crisis of my life, God used my newfound girlfriends to help teach me–Jodi Baxter, longtime Christian “good girl”–what it means to be just a sinner saved by grace.

My thoughts:

Ok, I have to admit (I didn’t really want to read this book, cough).  Don’t get me wrong, it has a super cute cover, and looked like a lot of fun. . .  but I just could NOT get into it.  I think it took me two weeks to get past the first 3 chapters. . . BUT then in the last day and a half I finished it, and I can’t wait to see if the library has the second book.  I think the part that was the hardest part for me is that there are soo many distinct personalities, and I have a hard time keeping up.  There were a lot of surprises, and it was a lot of fun.  I’m glad I stuck with it. (p.s. I am very conservative, so the way some of the gals worship was a bit much for me, but not wrong in my opinion, just more than I’m used to 😉 )

Note:  The author, publisher, and amazon.com have no clue who I am, and have not asked me to write this review.  I wrote it because a friend loaned it to me 🙂 Thanks!

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