Monday, July 14, 2014

Penny Wise by Neta and Dave Jackson - REVIEWED

About the Book:
Penny Wiseintroduces us to yet another family in "the neighborhood"---the Jaspers, busy with demanding jobs, busy with church, busy volunteering, parents of three active teenagers, juggling sometimes crazy schedules. All good things. Until all those "good things" feed into a series of crises that affects the whole family. Something's gotta change!

The third in the Windy City Neighbors series, Penny Wise is a contemporary peek at an urban family wrestling with the spiritual and practical challenges of real life. The series employs the innovating storytelling technique of "parallel novels," each with its own drama and story arc, but whose characters' lives become intertwined with their neighbors and affect one another. Welcome to Beecham Street---a typical, isolated American neighborhood that is beginning to come out of its shell . . . for better or worse.

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My Thoughts:
“I’m so glad I learned to trust thee,
Precious Jesus,  Savior, Friend.
And I know that thou are with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.” (p. 302)

Once again, Neta  and Dave Jackson have allowed me to live among the dear folks that live on Beecham Street in the suburbs of Chicago.  This installment of the Windy City Neighbors series takes us into the home and lives of the Jasper family.  Michelle, Jared, Tabby, Tavis and Destin create a world of their own that spins 100-miles-an-hour wide open.  Jared and Michelle often feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising three teens, working full-time and being active in their church and community.  Every moment of every day is simply bulging at the seams with activity!!

And then….God shows up and shows out in profound and unexpected ways and carries this precious family into relationship with Him in very personal  and specific ways.  By the time you “listen” to Shareece  Watson sing “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” you will be on your feet weeping and praising God!  There are some significant, raw and painful moments in the lives of the Beecham street neighbors.  But you will be longing to enter their homes and lives once again the moment you read the final page!

I absolutely adore the Jackson’s ability to create such strong, transparent, vulnerable characters!  Their struggles mirror the lives of those you encounter every day, and God’s longsuffering, and tender wooing to His heart just makes my own heart soar with promise!!  Don’t miss one single minute of this brilliant series! 

About the Authors:
About the authors: Dave and Neta Jackson are award-winning authors living in the Chicago area where their parallel novels from the Yada Yada House of Hope and Harry Bentley series are set. As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together they are the authors or coauthors of over 100 books.

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