Stand By Me
By Neta Jackson
Published by Thomas Nelson
I received a copy of this book free from BookSneeze for my review, thoughts, and opinions on this book and author. Taken from Amazon.com here is the book's description:
"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?"
This book follows a prominent black family in an urban church as well as a group of white "uppity" college students and how their paths cross and eventually intersect in ways that are hard to believe for both groups, but predictable for you as the reader. Its a great story with a lot of touching lessons to learn, both religiously and for life lessons about how to treat others, do not judge a book by its cover, having passion for your convictions, etc. Overall I thought this was a great book and would definitely recommend it to others but beware it is very predictable, yet enticing.