A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor

A Place at the Table Days of Solidarity with the Poor In a culture built on consumption especially of food it is easy to forget the poor that Jesus cared so much about Following the pattern of his successful Advent Conspiracy Chris Seay invites readers

  • Title: A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor
  • Author: Chris Seay
  • ISBN: 9780801014512
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a culture built on consumption especially of food it is easy to forget the poor that Jesus cared so much about Following the pattern of his successful Advent Conspiracy, Chris Seay invites readers on a journey of self examination, discipline, and renewed focus on Jesus that will change their lives forever He challenges readers to eat like the poor for forty days iIn a culture built on consumption especially of food it is easy to forget the poor that Jesus cared so much about Following the pattern of his successful Advent Conspiracy, Chris Seay invites readers on a journey of self examination, discipline, and renewed focus on Jesus that will change their lives forever He challenges readers to eat like the poor for forty days in solidarity with a much neglected group of people, and to donate the money they save on groceries to a charity or project that serves the poor in concrete ways But he doesn t expect them to go it alone A Place at the Table includes a short chapter for each of those forty days with Scripture, reflections, prayers, encouragement, and tips for engaging the whole family in the process The six session DVD, shot in such locations as the Holy Land, Haiti, and Ecuador, will help small groups and entire churches go on a passionate journey of radical faith, personal action, solidarity with the poor, and extravagant grace.

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    1. Chris Seay presents an interesting and insightful take on fasting in his newest book, A Place at the Table.I started this book about 1/3 of the way through the Lenten Season after visiting friends at Chris' church in downtown Houston, Ecclesia. I heard it mentioned many times, but reading it was almost out of the question because I already had four books open. However, when the conversations began to revolve more and more around it, I forced myself to squeeze it in.Honestly, "squeeze" is not a g [...]

    2. awesome read !!!!! After learning how to live like the poor I have a better understanding of sharing out of my abundant resources; even though I felt before I didn't have abundance. Great wake up call

    3. Perfect book for Lent. He suggests we eat only what our sponsored child eats during that time and use the book as a devotional. Hmmmm?

    4. Sometimes my library system is a wee bit lame. They didn't have this book on any of their numerous shelves so I had to get it through the InterLibrary program which means my check out time on it is limited. Not fully realizing that when the subtitle says 40 days it literally means 40 days of short readings. SIGH. So I read it all straight through because I can't have the book for 40 days. Oh well. I still pulled out some valuable nuggets of thought. And because I have been a believer for the maj [...]

    5. I had the most amazing time completing these book and its forty day fast. I learned immeasurable things about myself, my world and my God.The author suggests you pick a country and eat the food of its people. I did it a little differently. I did a different country every week. I ate the common food of the poorest people from Uganda, China, Russia, the Middle East, Nicaragua, and North America. I decided that I wanted to learn a phrase in the language of each region as well. I now know how to say [...]

    6. I finished the book and the forty-day fast on Easter Sunday, as the author suggested. What a journey! It is hard to rate the book without rating my experience as I (mostly) kept my vow to show solidarity with the poor by eating only foods that my sponsored child in Colombia, South America, would eat; cutting out sodas, most desserts and really cutting back on eating out. It's embarrassing to even admit what I as a middle class north American think of as 'sacrifice.' The daily devotionals focusin [...]

    7. While this is written for Lent specifically, it can certainly be used as a daily devotion-type reading throughout the year. Chris Seay is a contemporary pastor who clearly has strong international missionary leanings. Each short passage focuses on the book of Exodus followed by a current story of a child in an underdeveloped country. Thoughtful and thought-provoking.

    8. A very good book. In a culture so obsessed with consumption especially food, we need to remember the poor who have little to eat. This book is a 40 day journey of self examination and renewed focus on what Jesus says about the hungry.

    9. I read this with my Sunday School class over Lent. It's a wonderful study for the season, and it really makes you think about your relationship with food and how so many people in the world are hungry. Not a book easily forgotten.

    10. Didn't finish the whole devotional portion, but thought provoking. liked how he emphasized the importance of feasting and fasting. talked about how fasting should benefit others. a good reminder to let the blessings we receive overflow to bless others.

    11. Beautiful book. I struggled with application mid way. Repentance is a process. Hope to do it again next Lent.

    12. The author had nice notions but the book felt all over the place. I didn't end up reading it daily because I wasn't that excited to read it.

    13. Good for discussion and awareness with friends and family. A companion to the other books along the journey to be more like Christ!

    14. This was a good book. Simple, but a great reminder about how much we consume. Also gave me an increased awareness of specific needs in this world & to focus prayer on His precious creation.

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