Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Stand By Me
Kat Davies is a new Christian on fire for the Lord, wanting to make a difference in the world around her. When her family disowns her due to her new faith leading her in another direction then the one they had planned for her, Kat forms a group of friends who become like family. When they start attending the SouledOut church, where they meet Avis Douglass, Kat is immediately drawn to this strong woman of the faith. But, Avis and her family are going through a rough time and Avis doesn't always feel like reaching out to her new neighbors.
I thought this book was a wonderful example of how vital it is to have new converts in the church, with their zeal and passion. How sometimes we can get wrapped up in our own lives and almost miss the opportunities the Lord gives us to reach out to those who are hurting around us. I haven't read the books in the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, but I still enjoyed this one, since it stands alone well. I would highly recommend it to both those who are fans of Neta Jackson's novels and those who haven't been introduced yet. I like series that can be read out of sequence, like this one.