The Yada, Yada Prayer Group

yadayada “What do an ex-con, a former drug addict, a real estate broker, a college student, and a married mother of two have in common?

Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a group as mismatched as ours the closest of friends?”

So, for the book challenge, The Yada Yada Prayer Group was the book my sister suggested. In the past few weeks, I have made my way through the books that are available on Audible, and I’ve enjoyed them so far. I like the characters (for the most part), I like the praise and worship, I like the idea of unity and support across class and race that was presented and the prayers. I loved hearing the prayers. I loved the idea that a group of women could come together and support one another through the trials and treasures of life with prayer.

It is nostalgic to hear about things like standing on line to use the pay phone, and 1 family (with 2 teens) sharing not only the single car and computer but 1 email address. I can’t say such a thing does not exist now – but wow. A family email address – ok. You know, I was wondering – does a family who must share the car, computer and email learn to communicate better than a family in which each person has their own vehicle, Ipad and email address? I’m thinking they would have to in order to survive. So maybe not a bad idea at all.

I’ve ordered the last 3 books that were not recorded (btw, the narrator was the fabulous –  Barbara Rosenblat aka Miss Rosa on OITNB), The paperback books were 1 penny each. My sister and I will read them together (as in, she reads, I listen). I wondered why I hadn’t recognized these books when they came out in the early 2000’s, but I was pretty busy with other things back then, and this was not the type of book I was interested in. Quite honestly, I probably wouldn’t have been able to accept then all that the books have to offer me now. I don’t think I would have cared for the books when I was younger, so I’m glad that this is the time in my life that I’ve been introduced to them. I am glad that I can admit that.

I’ve really enjoyed listening to these books that I’m sure I would not have been interested in  when I was younger.

Here’s a review from someone else-

Even those who normally aren’t drawn to Christian fiction should give this novel a listen. That’s because much honored narrator Barbara Rosenblat puts new gloss on her sterling reputation in its narration. Rosenblat depicts a large cast of characters masterfully, in particular differentiating the multinational members of the titular prayer group. Moving easily from goody-two-shoes Jodi Baxter to her Jamaican, Honduran, and South African friends, Rosenblat illuminates a diverse group of women who bond by facing life’s challenges through prayer. When Rosenblat dramatizes the prayers, the listener is tempted to shout “hallelujah!” Bravo to Rosenblat for transforming a nice novel into a notable audiobook.”

J.J.B. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

–This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Would you be interested in listening to (or reading) book1 of the Yada, Yada prayer group?

Kindle book – $0.99

Audiobook – $3.50

The Yada, Yada Prayer Group was originally published on His Work in Progress

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