Come to the Table

Kat may be new in her faith, but she’s embraced the more radical implications of Christianity with reckless abandon. She invited Rochelle—a homeless mother—and her son to move in the apartment she shares with two other housemates. And she’s finally found a practical way to channel her passion for healthy eating by starting a food pantry at the church.

Her feelings for Nick are getting harder to ignore. The fact that he’s the interning pastor at SouledOut Community Church and one of her housemates makes it complicated enough. But with Rochelle showing interest in Nick as a father-figure for her son, their apartment is feeling way too small.

But not everyone thinks the food pantry is a good idea. When the woman she thought would be her biggest supporter just wants to “pray about it,” Kat is forced to look deeper at her own motives. Only when she begins to look past the surface does she see people who are hungry and thirsty for more than just food and drink and realizes the deeper significance of inviting them to “come to the table.”

“. . . the plot and characters remain fresh and vibrant, shining spiritual truth from each page.” —Romantic Times TOP PICK for Stand by Me

____________________I can honestly say I enjoyed Neta Jackson’s Come to the Table. I don’t want to give too much away.  But seeing how Kat has matured and grown spiritually was really a sign to how we all, if willing and with God’s help, can overcome “ourselves.” It was definitely something fun for me to read.  It challenged me spiritually and to, once again, look into areas of my life that definitely need fine tuning; and where I need to be in ministry.

I walked away from reading this story definitely wanting to know more about ALL the characters, some a little more than others! You have to read it to see who I’m referring to.  But I want to see how they all are growing and what God has in store for them. As always Neta Jackson has another great book that will make you have a number of emotions, but most importantly its relatable for all people to read.