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.
|About the Contributor(s)||Neta Jackson
Neta Jackson's award-winning Yada books have sold more than 800,000 copies and are spawning prayer groups across the country. Neta and her husband, Dave, are an award-winning writing team, best known for the Trailblazer Books—a 40-volume series of historical fiction with 1.5 million in sales—and Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (vols 1-4). They live in the Chicago area. Twitter: @ DaveNetaJackson Facebook: DaveNetaJackson
|Release Date||Mar 13, 2012|
|Series||A SouledOut Sisters Novel|
- Review by Wsbc bookclub
(Posted on 4/16/2012)
- Review by LaToya
This story was great! I loved the journey that Kat is on. And the drama around Avis her family is so real that I felt like I knew the characters. There is lots of scriptures and “Jesus talk” through out the book but it fits so well with the story and is very encouraging to read. After finishing the book I felt like I’d finished a bible study or devotion.
“Stand by Me” is the first in a new series for Neta Jackson and I cannot wait for the next installment!
(Posted on 3/30/2012)
- Review by Audra
Stand by Me brings in old friends you'll recognize and new ones that you will either love or will make you pull your hair out. Either way, you'll find someone you know in the course of the story. (Posted on 3/24/2012)