Sunday, February 13, 2011

Who is My Shelter?

I just finished reading the book Who is My Shelter by Neta Jackson, author of the Yada Yada Prayer Group books.

This most recent book is book number four in the House of Hope series. It focuses on a mother of two boys, Gabby, and a whole cast of characters who are a part of her life. Her day-to-day life revolves around homeless shelters for women, and she is involved in the women's struggles and challenges. Of more importance in her story is her relationship with her estranged husband, throughout his addictions, his stalkers, his intentions, and ultimately, his life changes (and hers as well).

I absolutely loved this book. I have read some of the Yada Yada Prayer Group books and enjoyed them, but had not read any of the House of Hope series. Not one to start a series with book number four I was a bit hesitant upon beginning this book, but the book was so well-written that I did not feel like I needed to first go back and “catch up” to get a clear picture. It is a nice length book, a little over 400 pages—and enjoyable the whole way through. The main story and the sub-stories were very interesting, and focused on finding one’s shelter in The Rock (the Lord). I didn’t find quite the focus on prayer as was in the other Yada Yada books I’ve read, but prayer was the underlying theme of change in the lives of individuals. It’s not a “fluffy” book, but a great read with a message.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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