"Been There Prayed That" by E.N. Joy

New Day Temple of Faith has a faithful congregation, but one thing is for sure - no one is perfect. The New Day Divas are definite proof of that.

Been There Prayed That is the second book in the New Day Divas series, which has been coined as a soap opera in print. And a soap opera it is!

In this book Mother Doreen, head of the New Day Singles Ministry, has taken a sabbatical to care for her ill sister whose truck driver husband spends most of his time on the road. But Doreen starts to get suspicious when she notices that the assistant pastor of her sister's church seems to be hanging around a bit too much and not only that but her sister's belly seems to be growing.

Back at New Day, Lorain has taken over the Singles Ministry but she keeps clashing with Unique, a young single mother of three children from three fathers. When the pastor appoints them co-heads of the Ministry, things are taken to a whole new level.

And while Tamarra and Maeyl's relationship seems to be heading toward marriage, the arrival of a new woman at church, and her young daughter who seems to have Maeyl's eyes, threatens to change everything.

I really enjoyed this book. You will laugh out loud and you will cheer for these ladies. You'll feel their joys and their pains and become attached to them. I can definitely see why this is considered a soap opera especially because the ends of chapters will leave you hanging in suspense and so will the end of the book. You will definitely want to pick up the next instalment to see what happens with these women.

What I really appreciated about this book is just as the characters learn not to judge a book by its cover, so does the reader. Readers will definitely be able to relate to the lessons of the book even if they can't relate to the situations.

Aside from a few noticeable proofreading errors this book is an easy read and one that you won't want to put down. I am definitely hooked on this series and any fan of Urban Christian will enjoy and appreciate the New Day Divas series.

I would like to thank the author, E.N. Joy for providing me with a copy of this book. The opinions expressed above are purely my own, and I have received no compensation.


  1. This sounds good actually. I have never read any urban christian stuff - what can you recommend? Would to start somewhere good :-)

  2. My favourite author is ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Victoria Christopher Murray and Tiffany L. Warren are really good. E.N. Joy and Shana Burton are new authors to me, I've read one book by each of them and really enjoyed them.

    A lot of Urban Christian is similar so I find that if you like the genre, you'll like most of the books you pick up.


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