Monday, January 12, 2015

Why The Yada Yada Prayer Group Series Appeals To Me

Wow!  That sounds like the title of a composition or essay for school. 
So, why do the books appeal to me?   Do I agree with everything in them, with everything the author says?  No,
but that is not what this post is about.  Besides, it isn't necessary to agree with everything in a book or series in order to love it.  After all, friends and family members don't always agree with each other, but they still love each other... even if that love is covered for a time by anger and/or hurt feelings.
One reason that I like these books is that I love books about clubs, and the Yada Yada Prayer Group is, essentially, a club. It has the basic elements needed for a club, that is to say, an offline club. [Online clubs are different in some respects... I'll
cover that in a separate post.]
1: The Yada Yadas have regular meetings.
2: They meet for a specific purpose: prayer and fellowship.
3: They get involved in causes.

Moving on to the next reason:  I love religious fiction.  I was going to say Christian fiction, but anyone familiar with my book lists knows that I also love Jewish fiction.

Finally,  I love the way the Yada Yadas visit each others' churches.  I had to dig into my own memories to understand why.
At the time that I was going through my conversion experience, I explored various churches.  I visited many different Protestant churches, and, of course, the local Catholic parish.
I saw, and enjoyed, the various forms of worship.  I've only recently realized that the Yada Yada books reminded me of that time.



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