It especially worries me, Jodi Baxter, because I'm a fixer by nature, and the prayer list is getting out of control. Ruth and Ben are caught up in an unplanned pregnancy--in their fifties! Chanda is deluded by the glitter of her lottery dream come true. Florida wants to move her family, hoping to leave trouble behind, but it looks like it may catch up to her anyway.
And I'm finding that even good things like prayer group can consume me in no time flat. If there is an upside, it's that all this trouble is revealing the subtle lies we Yadas believe about God, ourselves, each other, and life. Maybe our best hope is to catch on to what God's doing--and catch on quick! That'd be a freedom worth celebrating. And celebrating is what my spiritual sisters and I do best. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title.
The Yada Yada Prayer Group 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Loved it just as much as I've loved all of the others! Reading about this group of women, their families and friends makes me wish I was one of them.
Actually, I can "see" myself in some of their characters. Even though I started reading this series several years ago and in between have read many other books, it's still very easy to come back feel like I'm just catching up with old friends. Can't wait to see what happens with Hoshi and Sarah. Can't wait to read the next book and also the next in the SouledOutSisters and series and the next Harry Bentley and the next House of Hope.
I hope Neta and Dave Jackson never stop writing these books!! View all 4 comments. I read the first 4 books in the Yada Yada series several years ago. This is the 5th in the series, and the author does backtrack to things that happened prior to the stories told here. There was not a lot of action in this edition, but it was a squeaky clean and pleasant enough read. And as another reviewer said, the subject of spousal abuse was VERY poorly dealt with. View 1 comment. May 07, Claudia Lee rated it really liked it. I picked this book up for an airplane read based upon the recommendation of a friend who has read the whole Yada Yada Prayer Group series.
I wasn't disappointed. The book follows a multi-ethnic group of female friends through the trials and tribulations of life. Once a month this group gets together to worship God and pray for each other. I like the way the book weaves prayer into real life and shows the struggles of one woman in particular to do this.
It was an engaging read and a practical pri I picked this book up for an airplane read based upon the recommendation of a friend who has read the whole Yada Yada Prayer Group series. It was an engaging read and a practical primer on how to Pray First! It doesn't disappoint. If you've been following the women of Yada Yada along this journey; then you will understand where I'm coming from. Neta Jackson has done an amazing job of wrapping you into every characters life and showing you the hope and purpose God has for each of them.
All along the way she manages to remind you of that still small voice we often forget is there nudging us to surround ourselves with the love and support that comes from the most unexpected places. Wonderful read It doesn't disappoint. Wonderful read - again!! Can't wait for book 6. Nov 19, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: reading-list , stars , christian-authors , fiction. I love how the Yada Yada ladies are there for each other and how this has extended to their husbands and some of the kids looking out for each other as well. When she makes plans to attend a conference for Christian women in Chicago, she thinks she knows what to expect.
But when she is assigned a roommate that is recovering from being an addict and is five years sober, Jodi knows that she is in for what is probably the first of many surprises. The more people that she meets here, the more Jodi seems to think that they could not have anything in common. On the surface, they all seem so different at first. One of the members of the group is a college student, while another is a former addict and one has been to jail. Jodi would never have thought that so many mismatched people in a prayer group would have much that they could find to have in common.
Even though she initially thought they were all very different, Jodi starts to realize how much her prayer group has in common the more time that they all spend together. Over the course of that fateful weekend at the conference in Chicago, the members of the prayer group begin to realize that they are going to have to stick together if they want to enjoy the conference and renew their faith.
Just when Jodi thinks that she is staring down the most challenging crisis that she has ever faced in her life, she finds that God may have a plan for her after all and that he might just use her new female friends to teach her what being saved and grace truly means. The prayer group from that amazing conference they all attended in Chicago is stronger than ever. But the twelve individuals that make up this group have no idea that when they got together last spring, they would go through some crazy moments together later.
By now, the group has gotten really close. They have all bonded and know that they have the support of their sisters and their circle if they ever need anything. The prayer group was doing their thing one night and praying to God when all of a sudden, a woman high on drugs burst into the home. The drugs were only fueling how crazy she was acting, and the stranger demanded that all of the group hand over their valuables. She was also wielding a knife that was ten inches long— and when she uses it, the prayer group is left shaken up.
While this was a trying incident, Jodi hopes that the group will not be totally broken up by this one occurrence. She assumes that since they have been through so much in life together and shared their stories, their pain, and their experiences, the group will be able to overcome this challenge as well and nothing will change. But is she naive to think that this is even possible?
Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 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? 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.
When I faced the biggest crisis of my life, God used my newfound Sisters to show me what it means to be just a sinner saved by grace. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 1st by Thomas Nelson first published January 1st More Details Original Title. The Yada Yada Prayer Group 1.
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Christy Award Nominee for First Novel Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The style of writing from page one for me, is as we call it "an easy read" not much thought, or imagination in the story for me. What is your answer to the question what do they have in common? I read this as a summer book club for our South Mountain community church women's program.
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The herione is interesting but the writing style is very immature. At one point the herione is coming home from the womens conference and the writer writes 'Should I ring the doorbell or use my key'? A whole paragraph to describe a lady entering her own home is trite enough. 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 journal on the next page. I expect writers to eloquently describe feelings and situations and not just write words on a paper. The premise of the book is interesting, but there are too many characters to introduce in the study group.
Four or Five would have been more maneagable. By the time she had gone through 4 introductions, I was bored with the new names, etc. Maybe the book will get better. I doubt it though. Since I like the premise but the writing technique is quite irritating. It seems very predictable and I glaze over most of the pages. A shorter book with less fluff would have been better at getting across the point.
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View all 7 comments. Jan 13, Sophie rated it it was amazing. This book is wonderful. All the characters in the book are like real people with real problems. This book teaches how wonderful prayer is, as well as the importance of supporting friends and choosing uplifting friends.
He loves us. Heavenly Father hears us every time we pray. Prayers is such an amazing thing. I know that Heavenly Father listens to me every single time I talk to him through prayer. I would This book is wonderful. I would without a doubt recommend this book. There was one thing about the book I didn't like. The women in this prayer group had small problems along with many serious trials.
The women prayed for themselves and they prayed for the women in their prayer group facing difficult things. All the serious trials and problems turned out fine, their prayers were answered just how the women wanted them to be answered. Heavenly Father know what is best for us. He has a plan for us. We just have to have faith in him and know that this is how it is supposed to be.
This concept was not portrayed in the novel.
I love when J. Devn Cornish says, "I am led to believe that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that the things that are important to us become important to Him, just because He loves us. Prayer is one of the most precious gifts of God to man. View 2 comments. Oct 05, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: reading-list , christian-authors , 4-stars , fiction , owned , favourites.
This was a re-read and just as good on a third I think reading as the first.
There are plenty of moments when I chuckled aloud at some situations or lines that characters said. There were also plenty of moments when I paused to think about some of the issues that Jodi was challenged This was a re-read and just as good on a third I think reading as the first. There were also plenty of moments when I paused to think about some of the issues that Jodi was challenged by and to consider what my response would have been or how I might have acted differently to her. View all 10 comments.
Shelves: christian , supportyourlocallibraryreadingchall , series , chicklit , reads. There aren't many books I don't finish, that said, this is one of the books that almost made it to that pile. I enjoy Christian fiction from time to time, when written by a good author. There is nothing wrong with faith in my reading. However this book took faith to the point of being obnoxious. 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 There aren't many books I don't finish, that said, this is one of the books that almost made it to that pile.
Jodi Baxter is one of the most unlikable heroines I've ever encountered. My hatred for Bella Swan is now at an end. Yeah, that's how bad this character is.
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She won't let her husband have beer, because her father was an alcoholic. And OMG what would their teenage children think!!! But having wine is acceptable? The thing that really got me was how stereotypical Neta made the characters. The former drug addict who lost custody of her children? You guessed it! African American. That really pissed me off. The ex-con? You see where I'm coming from? I kept reading in hopes that it would get better. That Jodi would become less obnoxious. I also have to admit all the "Praise Jesus," stuff bugged me. Then there is the car accident at the end of the book.
Tossed in so Jodi can have some more drama! The last 40 pages just didn't feel right and giving it a happy ending was a cop out! This book is part of a series that I definitely won't be reading anymore of. Aug 24, Diana rated it liked it Shelves: christian-fiction. Where do I begin? My problem with this book is the main character, Jodi.
I disliked her so much that by page I told my husband, "Why does she even have to be in the book? And then What has she done to deserve this Well What has she done to deserve this from them? This woman just ruined this book for me. If she is the voice for the rest of these books I am taking them off of my list immediately.
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If I didn't like the other characters so much, the rating for this book would be even lower, but that's not fair. The writing style is good and the book is good. But the stars asked how I feel about the book and all I can do is be honest. I loved the concept, but I hated the main character. View all 5 comments. Yada yada It was supposed to be cute and corky, a group of women all with different beliefs and morals getting together and ending up really believeing in God, and yada yada but it was slow and the characters names were weird and I couldnt keep them straight in my mind.
There were also alot of characters to follow and none of them really stuck out. I always am intrigued by books set in my city, the great Chicago so although it had that Home bound aspect it still didnt pull me in. Feb 08, Jessica rated it did not like it. I must admit I did not finish this book, so it possible that my rating here is unfair. On the other hand, if I feel the need to abandon a book, I think I do have some right to say it's not good. I hate abandoning books and if the book is mediocre I will still muscle through it , but I hate wasting my time on a bad book and having a perpetual scowl while reading it that is likely to leave me wrinkles even more.
I read about half way through this book, and felt uncomfortable the entire time! I do I must admit I did not finish this book, so it possible that my rating here is unfair. I do enjoy Christian fiction from time to time, but this book read like a giant stereotyped cliche. I was uncomfortable with with the stereotypes and patronizing behavior about African Americans and Latinos.
For example, the Latino family has a daughter named Esmeralda, but the main character and the white cop call her Emerald; they don't bother to try and ask if that's correct, or to repeat the name slowly for help with pronunciation, and no one bothers to correct them. I'm white and hearing impaired, but even I know that Emerald and Esmeralda are not the same! Maybe I am sensitive, but that section came across as flippant to me.
I was also irritated by the sanctimonious and and self-important attitude of the main character, such as her negative attitude towards her husband having a beer with the guys while watching sports, but being okay with wine because "that's different," and also acting like being gone for 2 days should cause her family to throw her a welcome home party.