After reading Neta Jackson’s first book of the SouledOut Sister series, Stand By Me, I was excited to catch up on how Kat Davies, the Christian newbie, was challenging the more seasoned saints, like Avis Douglas, of Souled Out Community Church. And any time you mix the firecrackers of faith with those who like to take a slower- let’s- pray-about- it approach, there is bound to be sparks, misunderstandings, and frustration.
Although the book started out a little slow for me, it didn’t stop me from devouring the book. Ms Jackson does a great job of crafting realistic and relatable characters . As readers journey along with Kat in her efforts to start a food pantry, they will be compelled to examine their motives for the “pet” projects in their lives. and how willing they are to release them back into the hands of God.
I thought the book done a great job illustrating how each of us have a thirst and hunger for something even when we can’t articulate just what it is we are craving. Yet an invitation has been issued to each of us to come to the table.