Stand By Me

Stand by MeStand by MeAs 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!

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A Note from Author Neta Jackson

Dear Sisters!

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!)

Join me on the journey!
Neta Jackson

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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.

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  1. I absolutely love the Yada Yada series and tell all the women I know about them. They are so inspiritational and uplifting. I felt like I was there with them in the pages of the books. I have even bought the books to share with friends because I don’t want to give up my own copies. I purchased the new books and can’t wait to start them.

  2. 2 years ago
    Lisa V. says

    Very excited to know I have another series to begin once I finish the Yada Yada Prayer series. I’m reading book 6 now.

  3. 2 years ago
    Cheryl says

    I have Stand By Me right now…I am hoping this series is long…and as good as yada yada…:)

  4. 2 years ago
    Pam Spence says

    You can’t put the Yada Yada prayer group books down. Once you start to read them you immediately identify with similar struggles and questions of faith.. God always prevails right in the middle of everyday life. You’ll love the Yada Yada prayer group books and can’t wait to start the new series, “Stand by Me”

  5. 2 years ago
    Kathy Sturgis says

    I have read all the Yada Yada books and am excited to hear the new series is out. They have really helped me look at the Christian life in reality not the fantasy I thot it should be on earth. Thank you, Neta!!!

  6. 2 years ago
    Denise Avery says

    I have read every Neta and Dave Jackson Yada Yada Series along with the Parallel books. They are both amazing authors. I never use to enjoy reading and I can read a Neta book in a couple of days which is amazing for me. Her writing style flows and you really get to know all of the wonderful characters. Neta you are a blessing and I pray one day I can pray like my girl Avis. God Bless and keep writing.

  7. I’ve read all of the Yada Yada prayer group books. They are inspiring, convicting, and encouraging. Great books!