As a result of Neta Jackson’s books, all set in her Chicago community, Yada Yada Prayer Groups have formed all over the country (and beyond). Some groups even plan vacations to Chicago, where they visit some of the sites mentioned in the books—Neta has even been known to meet up with them at the local Heartland Café or The Good Cup. Her new book, Stand By Me, is the beginning of a new spinoff series; who knows what will happen as a result of this one!
A Note from Author Neta Jackson
Walking in faith is a journey—yes? For readers of the Yada Yada series, Avis seemed to be the mature Christian woman we all want to be like. But even mature Christians can have a crisis of faith. In Stand By Me, Book 1 in the SouledOut Sisters series, Avis wrestles with God over events that seem out of control—as well as an annoying new Christian who thinks she has all the answers. (Watch for Book 2, Come to the Table, this December!)
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About Stand By Me
Sometimes the person you most need is the one least like you.
Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman from a prominent Phoenix family. But after making a leap of faith at a Christian music fest, dropping out of med school, and moving to inner city Chicago, her family all but disowns her.
When Kat discovers SouledOut Community Church, she longs to become a part of the multicultural church family. But her tendency to immediately say whatever she’s thinking steps on the toes of nearly everyone she meets—especially Avis Douglass.
Avis has a strong faith, is the principal of one of Chicago’s highest performing elementary schools, and is a founding member of SouledOut. But the country’s economic downturn has thrown both her and her husband’s jobs in question. And Avis hasn’t heard from her youngest daughter in months—an estrangement that gnaws at her every day. Where is God in this?
Kat’s flamboyant zeal for living a “radical” Christian life is a stark contrast to Avis’s more reserved faith. But in God’s timing, the two women discover they need each other in ways neither of them expected.