Item description for The Yada Yada Prayer Group (The Yada Yada Prayer Group, Book 1) (Women of Faith Fiction) (2008 Novel of the Year) by Neta Jackson & Barbara Rosenblat...
Overview When a group of Chicago-area women from totally diverse backgrounds and life experiences are thrown together at a big weekend conference, they form a prayer group via e-mail, having no idea how God is going to change their lives! Book available.
Publishers Description What do an ex-con, a former addict, 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 go to the Chicago Women's Conference - after all, being thrown together with five hundred strangers wasn't exactly my "comfort zone." When I was assigned to a prayer group of twelve women at the conference, I wasn't sure what to think. There was Flo, an outspoken ex-drug addict; Ruth, a Messianic Jew who could smother-mother you to death; and Yo-Yo, an ex-con who wasn't even a Christian Not to mention women from Jamaica, Honduras, South Africa - practically a mini-United Nations. We certainly didn't have much in common. But something happened that weekend to make us realize we had to hang together. So the "Yada Yada Prayer Group" decided to keep praying for each other via e-mail, and when our personal struggles got too intense for cyberspace, we decided to meet together on Sunday nights. Talk about a rock tumbler - knocking off each other's rough edges, learning to laugh and cry along the way. But 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.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.62" Width: 6.26" Height: 1.97" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Oasis Audio
Series Yada Yada Prayer Group
Series Number 1
ISBN 1589263308 ISBN13 9781589263307
Availability 0 units.
More About Neta Jackson & Barbara Rosenblat
As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together we are the authors or coauthors of over 120 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, we have been privileged to coauthor numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs.
But over the years we have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people! This includes our award-winning TRAILBLAZER series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume HERO TALES: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians, and the companion book, Heroes in Black History.
Somewhere along the way, our own children grew up! Son Julian is Director of Experience Design for the Alder Planetarium in Chicago where he “provides the experience of exploring space” for visitors. He has two sons, Liam Isaac and Elijah David. Daughter Rachel graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and after working in the field of rape-crisis prevention went on to earn a Masters Degree in counseling from the University of Illinois. She is now a counselor at “Uni High School” in Champaign, Illinois. She is the loving mother of Havah Noelle (our first grandchild!) and Noah Zion, our youngest grandchild. The Jackson family also includes a Cambodian foster daughter, Samen Sang, who has four children.
We live in Evanston, Illinois, where for twenty-seven years we were part of Reba Place Church, a Christian church community. We are now members of a multi-racial congregation in the Chicago area.
Neta Jackson currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
Neta Jackson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Yada Yada Prayer Group (The Yada Yada Prayer Group, Book 1) (Women of Faith Fiction) (2008 Novel of the Year)?
This is what christian women should be about. Dec 1, 2008
This book is awesome! I recommend it to not only christian women but women in general who need an idea about what friendship is all about. The fact that women of various religion and race can form a relationship that doesn't tear down but lifts up is awesome. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
yada yada prayer group Oct 13, 2008
The book came in a very timely manner and the book was in perfect condition!
Yada Yada high praise to writer Sep 22, 2008
What great writing, not preachy just true life of Christians trying, failing, getting up and sticking together. The characters of very true to their to cultural differences. The reader is very good with the different dialects.
Wonderful Series!!!!! Jul 24, 2008
I bought the first book on a clearence table at my local christian bookstore not sure how the book was gonna turn out. Well, I must say, I was glued to these books! It was great reading how these women met and became friends! The series will move you! Enjoy!
yada yada blah blah blah... May 30, 2008
One of my best friends gave me this book, and she usually has great suggestions, so I was excited to read it. However, even a couple chapters in, I was ready to slap Jodi, and I only got more annoyed as the story went on. She was the most shallow, jealous, snotty character in any book I've ever read. Sure, all characters have flaws. But Jodi seemed to have every flaw. Any character in the book that Jodi didn't like or made a snide comment about in her head made me like her less and the other person more. By the time I was halfway through the book, I was on everyone's side but Jodi's. And that is not something you want in a main character.
I did enjoy some of the plot, and the camaraderie that the members of the prayer club had together. But I'm certainly not going to be looking for these books in the store. If I can't feel sympathy for the narrator and main character of the story, then as a reader, you've totally lost me.