Friday, July 25, 2014

Penny Wise A Windy City Neighbors Book Review

Michelle Jasper doesn’t have much time to hang out with her neighbors—not with thirteen-year-old twins, another teen with hoop dreams, a full-time job as a caseworker, volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, and heading up the women’s ministry at Northside Baptist.  Her husband’s constantly changing shifts as an air traffic controller at the world’s busiest airport—Chicago’s O’Hare International—and responsibilities as a trusted deacon at Northside only add to the juggling act at the Jasper household.
Her new neighbors, Harry and Estelle Bentley, mean well with their friendly efforts to bring people together, but how can she deal with neighborhood concerns—like Greg Singer, who lost his job and is now trying to recruit sales reps from the neighborhood for his new venture—when she’s confronted with tragic family situations daily in her job?  Like little Candy and her baby brother Pookey, victims of neglect . . .
With the “tyranny of the urgent” crowding out the important, Michelle is blindsided by danger involving her own kids—and a personal crisis that calls into question the very values she holds dear.  How could this happen?  Does God even care?
As her life unravels, a missing penny—and a “penny from heaven”—give her a shred of hope.  But will God just laugh at her penny test?
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 Review - I am so happy that I got a copy of this book to review.  Penny Wise is a great story of finding hope in the midst of the storm.  Holding on and treading water when that's all you can do.  God always helps us when we need it.  He always shows us the way out of the temptations.  I enjoyed this book from cover to cover.  I highly recommend this book.