come to the table

January 6th, 2013. Filed under: This & That.

come to the table

by Neta Jackson

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.”


The gang’s all here, and Kat’s still dumpster diving. The household seems to be pretty much the same, but the dynamics are changing, especially with a young child now living there.

To top it off, there’s a bit of a triangle developing. Kat is left wondering which lady Nick will choose.

And then there’s the food pantry. When dumpster diving opportunities start fading, Kat gets her church involved with a food pantry. Not everyone loves this idea.

I’m really enjoying the family of characters in the SouledOut Sisters series. You all have to know I’m looking forward to Neta Jackson’s next book.

***A special thank you to Rick Roberson for providing a review copy.***

Neta Jackson’s award-winning Yada books have sold roughly 500,000 copies and are spawning prayer groups across the country. She and her husband, Dave, are also an award-winning writing team, best known for the Trailblazer Books—a 40-volume series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes with 1.5 million in sales—and Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (vols 1-4). They live in the Chicago area, where the Yada stories are set.

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