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The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down (The Yada Yada Prayer Group #2)

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In Book One, a wildly diverse group of women weathered storms together that brought them unusually close. These beautiful new relationships are now stretched to the limit in The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down. Jodi Baxter is recovering physically and spiritually from her car accident that killed a young boy; MaDear comes to believe that Jodi's husband helped lynch her ol ...more
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Published November 15th 2004 by Oasis Audio (first published January 1st 2004)
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Sarah
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicago
This is the second book in Jackson's Yada Yada Series. In the first book a group of 12 women are randomly placed in a prayer group while at a Chicago-area Christian women's conference, and after a series of life-changing events, the group decides to continue meeting after the conference is over.

The second book starts just after the action of the first. It's the end of summer and protagonist, Jodi "good girl" Baxter has almost fully recovered from her car accident (in which she accidentally kill
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Brenda
Aug 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I feel like the first person narrative REALLY hurts this book. I want to know what the other women are thinking and feeling. I want to follow their lives every once in awhile. To be honest, I'm sick of Jodi. She seems judgemental, she almost always jumps to the worst conclusion first, and I want to get out of her head!

Other problems I had were: the character Ruth talks like Yoda. Says her sentences in the wrong order, she does. Every time she says anything in the book I hear Yoda's voice for her
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Debra
Apr 12, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got really tired of the main character whining all the time! She really needs to loosen up or she's going to have a stroke over her husband having a beer with a friend...Seriously!
Kathryn
Enjoyable as always, with some thought-provoking issues in the middle of what is mostly Christian chick-lit. It is a light and easy read, but with an edge to it.
Kathy
Aug 15, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost as good as the 1st in the Yada Yada series. Was hoping for each successive book to be told in the first person by each of the other characters,each one from a different race, religious, or ethnic background. Attended a wonderful book club with the author; found out she did not write sucessive books in the series from the multi-culturally varied characters' points of view because she felt she could not writing as authentically with the voice of a black woman, or a Jewish Christian woman, o ...more
Maria Elmvang
Brilliant book. The Yada Yada books speak straight to my heart. I'm challenged to pray, praise God and generally take a closer look at my relationship with God. Do I just pay Him lip-service - or do I actually practise what I preach?

"The YYPG Gets Down" is a fitting continuation of the first book, and it raises an interesting question of forgiveness. Do we forgive even if the other person doesn't repent? Can we repent for the sins of others? (Like the Germans asking the Jews for forgiveness for
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Dani
Aug 27, 2009 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian book clubs
Shelves: part-of-a-series
As usual, Neta Jackson hit on the exact issues that I struggle with as a Christian. Whereas the Christian books I have been reading are just "clean" romances, the Yada Yada series is more like a devotional hidden in a story. This book is perfect fodder for discussion in a Christian book club, but the story doesn't have the stilted feeling of a story created just to teach a lesson.

I like the way that Jackson fleshes out the characters, as well. Even though one of the main story lines was about Ad
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Dana
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yada Yada Gets Down #2

Loved this book! Some good quotes from it & words/phrases to ponder & chew on....

Sometimes I wondered why it took a big crisis in my life to get some simple stuff straight, like not doing chores my kids should be doing.

Pray. That was it. Why did it take me so long to get the first line of defense when upsetting things happened? If girls were here they'd be circling our chairs like warriors doing battle w/fear, confusion, disappointment, anger.

I always thank God af
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Erika
Nov 12, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
This book was very powerful from a spiritual standpoint. I think my favourite character is Avis who is always so strong and wont let the devil get her down! However, on a storytelling level, Book #2 almost lost it for me. Drama, drama, drama! It never stops I started to wonder if the author was ever going to let me catch my breath and figure out what a little boy, a relationship between two teens, a visit from parents, a senile old woman, a robbery, Jodi's husband getting to know the other husba ...more
Deonnah Davis
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I surprised myself with this book. It is completely out of my norm. I tend to lead away from inspirational, christian self help books and series. THIS BOOK WAS BOTH. Talk about stepping out of a comfort zone. I don't like series because I don't like the commitment that is involved. I feel like if you read book that is about of a series, you need to read all of them and in order. The public library didn't have the first one and wasn't going to buy it because what if I didn't like it. So, I got th ...more
John
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 with this amazing group goes deeper into each members life and real world struggles. The Baxters while leading ordinary lives realize that their interconnections in their daily walk.
Jennifer Fischer
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Laura
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a series that seems like fluff but is really very deep. REALLY good book!
Robin
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: neta-jackson


The Yada Yada series is fabulous! The series addresses women and relationships. I found it an enjoyable as well as inspirational read :)
Delanie Washburn
Just as good as the first one if not better. I really like the characters and even though the situations they get in seem far fetched to me, I still can get myself into the book.
Cindy
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Another amazing story of real life and how God can use those struggles to strengthen your faith. An easy read.
Tiffany
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely have loved the first and second book in this series!! Can’t wait to get the third one!!!
Anoopa
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not high literature, but the stories are very inspiring.
Linda
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book of this series I've read. It was given to me to read as a new member of a Bible study group I joined. I delayed reading it for weeks because it's 400 pages long, but once started, I read it in 2 days - couldn't put it down! I really appreciated how praise, worship, and prayer requests were such common parts of the characters' everyday lives. Though it is a novel, it really spoke to me as one who's getting back to church after a 10 year absence. The power of prayer is not t ...more
Valerie Hochstetler
I am thoroughly enjoying this series! I love the cross culture aspect of the group of women. I finished this one and gave into temptation to read the next book in the series. It makes me think about how I am carrying out my faith.
Marilyn
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prayer works

Love the sisterhood of prayer. Even though we come from different backgrounds, we all share 1 God. Reminds me of my small group
Amy
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading the continuing struggles and joys of this group. I laugh out loud and I get a lump in my throat with their journeys. Above all, I love the way Ms. Jackson writes about how the scriptures and God's voice can open your eyes in ways you haven't thought of before.
Lori
When I picked this up, I really needed an easy read by a trusted author. I wanted to revisit characters with whom I am familiar regarding themes that interested me while keeping me on familiar ground. I chose correctly.

These books take me to a time and place in my own life when things felt much simpler albeit with some meaning. I "know" these women, their husbands, their children, their struggles, and their growth. This series is safe for me - like visiting old friends.

I applaud Jackson's voya
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Chris
Aug 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: neta-jackson
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

This is the second book in Jackson's Yada Yada Series. In the first book a group of 12 women are randomly placed in a prayer group while at a Chicago-area Christian women's conference, and after a series of life-changing events, the group decides to continue meeting after the conference is over.

The second book st
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Nellie
Mar 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story continues where the first book left off. the Yada Yada prayer group is continuing to meet on a regular basis. It seems also goes to visit the member's churches. The first drama in this book is a drugged out woman follows Hoshi and her mother to the prayer meeting. She comes in with a knife, robs the women of their jewelry and accidentally cuts Hoshi's mom. The second drama is Denny, Jodi's husband, is mistaken for a racist by Adele's mother. The theme of the book is forgiveness and rac ...more
Charity
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love the way Neta Jackson is able to bring together a group of women who seem to have nothing in common besides their faith and makes them feel like your own friends. The cast of characters, from stoic Adele, quiet Hoshi, boisterous Florida and hardened Yo-Yo (to name a few) are so complex and interesting that it's fascinating to see them come together in the name of prayer and find comfort and respite in God and each other. I find myself identifying with the main character, Jodi so muc ...more
Cathleen
Jul 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Cathleen by: Karen S.
Shelves: audiobook, faith
I really respond to the multi-cultural characters and to the issues of contemporary faith. At times it seems too heavily weighted on WASPy Jodi, but her imperfections and preconceptions provide accessibility to the others. I want to complain that the plot is saturated with big events and wild coincidences, but really, doesn't life often surprise us with those very elements? I'm still weighing this one. Again, though, a lead up to the end that dragged, but a close that seemed a dead stop.

I don't
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Cindi
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I lost sleep over this one! I could not put this book down. This is the second book in the series and, as much as I loved the first one, Gets Down is even better!!

So much happens to the Yada Yada group, and their families, that will keep you glued to the pages. I don't want to give away anything in the story but I will say, READ THIS BOOK. You won't be disappointed.

The greatest message that I received from this book is the importance of having God in our lives and trusting Him to see us through.
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Dinah34134
Jun 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
this is the second installment of the yada yada series. i found it to be better then the first. we continue to follow jodi, the heroine from the first book. i was secretly hoping that each book would be written from the perspective of the diverse prayer group, but i guess they are from jodi's perspective.

jodi does need to calm down though! so much worrying about beer and her teenagers dating and an incident with adele's mother and what others think and on and on. i also find myself not understan
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Franknannie
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am reading through this series, and this was one of my favorite's. I'm very glad to have found this series and can't wait to read the rest of them. These characters are very richly developed. They seem like genuine people that you grow to love. They have both good and bad character traits, but are always striving to become more Godly. It's wonderful to read of their spiritual growth and how they love one another right where they are, flaws and all. They grow in their relationships with one ano ...more
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