Title: Yella’s Prayers
Author: Nadine C Keels
Genre: Christian Fiction
About the Book:
She awoke with a gasp, sitting up. “God? Was that You?”
A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.
But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.
A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.
Yella’s Prayers was full of drama, emotion, and evolving relationships. Bless believes that she is supposed to help Lamall and T’meal, but she doesn’t know exactly how. There was a lot of drama in this book, between broken families, drug-use, abuse, illegal weapons, mental illness, abortion, death, etc. I believe the author was trying to make the point though, that no matter how low you get in this life- God can still meet you there and He wants you! Life is tough and everyone has their battles, but God is always there, ready and waiting for us to call upon His name.
This was a bit of a different book for me, but it was worth the read. The only ones past saving in this world are the ones that are already gone. I can’t judge what the author’s full intentions were when she wrote this book, but I believe it’s a call to evangelism. Even when you don’t think someone is listening, it’s still worth it to plant the seed and pray. This book was pretty intense, but it was also real, and real is often intense.
*I was given a complimentary book from the author in hopes of a review. Opinions expressed in this review are mine only.
Age Appropriateness: For many reasons I would add this book to the “mature” category. It’s geared towards young adults, and I’d say the most interested ages would be between 16 and 25.