Sunday, December 9, 2012

Come To The Table by Neta Jackson

From the Back of the Book:

Kat Davies is suddenly wondering if her good deed was a bad idea.

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.”

My Thoughts:

Any chance I have to read a novel by Neta Jackson and I am THERE!  Her Yada Yada Prayer Group series is one of my all-time favorites, and I'm thrilled to see her continue with beloved characters while introducing readers to some new favorites.

In "Come To The Table", Kat Davies is getting more comfortable in her new faith, finding great hope in the message of Jesus and a chance to make a difference in her local community.  However, finding a method amidst her ecology madness may be the key to Kat's purpose within the Kingdom.

Complicating matters is her spur of the moment invitation for Avis' long lost daughter and son to move into the apartment Kat shares with Bree and Nick.  Usually her impulsiveness comes with a price...will this price be a chance at love?

Nick is in his element as co-pastor of SouledOut Church, even if it's just a temporary position.  But he's hoping his recent feelings for a certain sister in Christ will prove to be more permanent.  His own behavior complicates matters, and his living arrangements aren't helping, either.

Can these two enthusiastic believers set aside their own dreams and desires in order to see the path God has for them to walk?  And will the food pantry be a blessing or a burden for a church going through a transition?

Neta has brought new characters to life in her SouledOut Sisters series, and I adore them all!  An added benefit to the stories is revisiting with original cast of the stories that started it all...even if they do play minor roles now.

I received a copy of "Come To The Table" from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.  Honestly, I hope we have many, many more stories to come with the wonderful ladies of the faith, and "Come To The Table" is highly, highly recommended.  This is some of the best contemporary fiction in today's marketplace!

Happy Reading!



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