The Yada Yada prayer sisters have been through the wringer in the year they've been together, and they've come out stronger than ever. But they tumble from their fresh mountaintop when a spiritual enemy attacks on many fronts.

A racial hate rally at the university where Nony's husband works turns violent, bringing tragedy to Nony's family and challenging the faith of Jodi's teenage son. Stu and her parolee housemate clash. One of the Yadas becomes pregnant at age 50. Chandra's newfound wealth creates unexpected challenges. Marital problems invade someone's household, and everyone reels under the assaults. Time for the Yada Yadas to get tougher than ever in spiritual warfare and prove that God can turn the worst crises into victories.

Jackson turns out another powerhouse read in this fourth outing in the series. Depth and diversity in characterization and gut-wrenching issues add sparkling touches to an excellent read. (Oct., 400 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson