Yada Yada Prayer Group (The Yada Yada Prayer Group #1)
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 prayer 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...more
My initial impression, unlike most reviews, is that the writer is determined to be preachy. I feel as if I am in a sermon on one page and then in a boring jour ...more
The group of women meet at a Women's Conference in Chicago. The premise is awesome except these women come across as sanctimonious, holier than thou, grinning Jesus freaks.
Jodi Baxter is one of the most u ...more
The thing that most disappoints me about this series is that w ...more
The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson (Integrity Publishers, 2003) may have a bright neon-colored cover but what lies between the pages is not a “light” r ...more
This diverse group consists of an exchange student, a middle class Mother, a woman from Hondoruas, an ex drug addict just to name a few, and the story unfolds around these women, we learn to love these characters.
I would recomend this b ...more
The good: I like how Jodi questioned her faith and how she expresses it.
The bad: pretty much the ...more
1)This diverse group of women formed real relationships despite great diversity in their ethnicity, life experiences, and denominational experiences. Living in the rural Midwest this book reminded me yet again how 'alike' all the people in my life actually are. I seen the value of diversity in the Yada Yada group and wondered how my own life could expand a bit? What ...more
Written in first person, I found The Yada Yada Prayer Group difficult to read at times without the third person POV of all the interesting characters with intriguing personalities and ethnic mixture that Neta Jackson compiled. In my opinion, they were overly stereotyped and as a white woman, I felt pre ...more
As a wife of a pastor and a part of many different church functions and a wide range of people and personalities, I have been able to relate to many of the characters and the situations they face.
Overall...If you are looking for a quick read wit ...more