Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pennywise by Neta and David Jackson

About the book: Penny Wise introduces us to yet another family in "the neighborhood"---the Jaspers, busy with demanding jobs, busy with church, busy volunteering, parents of three active teenagers, juggling sometimes crazy schedules. All good things. Until all those "good things" feed into a series of crises that affects the whole family. Something's gotta change!

The third in the Windy City Neighbors series, Penny Wise is a contemporary peek at an urban family wrestling with the spiritual and practical challenges of real life. The series employs the innovating storytelling technique of "parallel novels," each with its own drama and story arc, but whose characters' lives become intertwined with their neighbors and affect one another. Welcome to Beecham Street---a typical, isolated American neighborhood that is beginning to come out of its shell . . . for better or worse.

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About the authors: Dave and Neta Jackson are award-winning authors living in the Chicago area where their parallel novels from the Yada Yada House of Hope and Harry Bentley series are set. As a husband/wife writing team, Dave and Neta Jackson are enthusiastic about books, kids, walking with God, gospel music, and each other! Together they are the authors or coauthors of over 100 books.

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My Take: I have read a few of the Yada Yada Prayer group series and really enjoyed them so I thought I would give this book a try.  This book is the third book in a series but it stands just fine on it's own.  I could really relate to the Jaspers and how busy they were.  My Dad was a minister and he and my mom were always going to different meetings and committees.  My Mom is still doing that.  When my kids were younger we were always going to different things for them.  I always joked that I didn't know why it was called homeschooling because we were never home.  I think alot of families get caught up in the busyness of life and don't spend alot of time enjoying the family.  This book emphasizes the fact that we need to slow down and really think fi we really need to be doing all that we are doing.  I got out of the mindset that if I didn't do it then nobody would do it.  I started to really pray about things and decided what was on the top of my priority list and go from there.  If no one else volunteered then maybe it was time to give that particular program up.  I had to put my family and myself first then work my way out from there.  Same with the Jaspers .  Good book Good reminder.  

I received a review copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.

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