Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Neta Jackson Neta Jackson's award-winning Yada books have sold more than 350,000 copies and are spawning prayer groups across the country. She and her husband, Dave, are also an award-winning husband/wife writing team, best known for the Trailblazer Books--a 40-volume series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes with 1.8 million in sales--and Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (vols 1-4).

Dave and Neta live in Evanston, Illinois, where for twenty-seven years they were part of Reba Place Church, a Christian church community. They are now members of the Chicago Tabernacle, a multi-racial congregation that is a daughter church of the well-known Brooklyn Tabernacle.


Turkey dinners, tree trimming, and decking the halls--it's that time of year again! And I Jodi Baxter, can't wait to celebrate. My kids are coming home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then all of us Yadas are getting decked out for a big New Year's party.

But God's idea of "decked out" might just change the nature of our party plans. A perplexing encounter with a former student, a crime that literally knocks me off my feet, a hurry-up wedding, and a child who will forever change our's times like these that I really need my prayer sisters.

This holiday season, we Yada Yadas are learning that no one can out celebrate God. So let's get this party started!

THE YADA YADA PRAYER GROUP GETS DECKED OUT is a festive novella featuring America's favorite prayer group, the Yada Yadas!

Sometimes dubbed "chick-lit" for their bright covers and catchy titles, this series provides far more depth than witty banter and wacky situations. Inspired by a prayer group of real women, each book will have you laughing, crying, and perhaps praying anew.

In this highly anticipated installment, the Yada Yada sisters-a group of multi-cultural friends-and their families prepare for the event of the season.

But yes, eager readers, this novella—which picks up a year and a half after the end of book #6 The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling concludes the series with some twists and turns that will amaze and encourage you. Plus, it sets the stage for Neta’s new series with new characters and new situations but also occasional roles for the beloved Yada Yada sisters in familiar Chicago neighborhoods with all their cultural richness.

Gets Decked Out – My Review

Initially, when I finished this book, I thought to myself, “this is a good chick-lit read!” I’d never read any of the Yada Yada books, and so to find myself at the end of a seven-book series made me really want to go back and read the other books. Well, I’ve started the second book for me – the sixth in the series – and now I don’t think I can just classify this series as “chick-lit”. Well, it is geared toward women, but these books take a pretty realistic look at our relationships within the body of Christ as well as with those who come to church seeking answers.

The Yada Yada books do deal primarily with a specific group of women who meet together to pray and lift each other up – church family and Christian sisters. However, their lives are as complicated and full as anyone, and they often find themselves confronted with issues that are just plain uncomfortable. Neta Jackson does a terrific job of capturing the one-on-one relationship that believers have with Christ through prayer. She is also able to realistically portray the many colors and dimensions of the relationships we share with others as we make this journey through life. Her books are rich with diversity, layered with many heartfelt issues and portray a beautiful portrait of human relationships at many different levels.

I will also be sharing a brief interview with Neta Jackson so that you can gain a more personal insight into these terrific books! I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to see what the daily Christian walk looks like! Great job Neta!!

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