Come to the Table - eBook
A Perfect Sequel
"Come to the Table" is the continuing story of a small group of young adults learning how to get involved in ministry, learning what genuine ministry looks like. Kat, Nick, and Bree are finishing their summer in Chicago where they moved at the beginning of the first book in this series. Bree is happily working part-time as a barista in a coffee shop and looking forward to returning to college in the fall. Nick is hoping to be selected as an intern at SouledOut Community Church, where the trio attend church. Kat is still looking for ways to educate the homeless about good nutrition. In this second book of the SouledOut Sisters series, mentors, young and old and of many races, will again come alongside these young people to guide them not only in ministry, but also in basic Christian living and in matters of the heart.
I appreciated the way author Neta Jackson showed this being done. Kat and Nick, especially, learn in layers as new challenges develop and the people in their lives help them respond. They donÃ¢ÂÂt just hear from their mentors, however. They learn to seek answers on their own, to watch for God at work, to recognize His teaching, and to thank Him for all He does.
Readers who enjoy a great story with gentle insights will enjoy reading this book. I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary eCopy for this honest review.
January 22, 2013
come to the table review
"Come to the Table" by Neta Jackson is the second book in the Souled Out Sisters series. It is the third series in relation to the Yada Yada series. The first series is the Yada Yada Series, then the House of Hope series, now this one. There is also a Yada Yada Brothers series. Kat, a new Christian, is still bouncing around Chicago with a ton of ideas and absolutely no idea what she is doing. She is still dumpster diving and trying to save the world without any idea of what the world needs. In Come to the Table, Kat is living with Nick and Bree, friends from college, and Rochelle and Conny, Avis' daughter and grandson. Rochelle is desperate to get out of her situation, she is previously homeless with a child and is HIV positive. She needs a father for her child and a job. Oh, and come September she is gonna need a home.
Kat is called to start a food pantry and is taking a little closer look at the preacher to be, Nick. Personally, I don't know how anyone likes Kat. For most of the book, she is a self-centered dingbat. However, about half way through the book, she starts to come around in maturity and intelligence. She grows in her faith and understands that saving the world is not only not possible, but not a way for herself to be worshiped rather than God. I like this story line. I wish the white girl wasn't always so dumb in Jackson's books, but, the white supporting characters thankfully are a little more smart and less naive. I am a fan of Jackson; I read all her books, I am not disappointed here. I like the young aspect and hope Rochelle becomes the main character in another one of her series. B+
January 4, 2013
Yada Yada Sisters continue in a new story!!
This book picks up from the Yada Yada series. For those how have followed this series you will enjoy the read as you already know many of the characters. If youÃ¢ÂÂre not familiar with the series you will enjoy the read as itÃ¢ÂÂs a different story line so you do not need to have read the other books, but it is helpful.
This book is mostly about Kat Davies, a new Christian, who is a little Ã¢ÂÂout thereÃ¢ÂÂ according to her friends, since she enjoys dumpster diving to find food. We journey with Kat as she feels led to do something about the hungry in Chicago and wants to educate them on how to eat healthy. While searching for ways to do this God takes her on a journey and opens her eyes to the real needs around her. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a great story of personal growth as she learns a lot about herself, her motives and her walk with God
You start to fall in love with the characters and want to see them Ã¢ÂÂwinÃ¢ÂÂ in the end. ItÃ¢ÂÂs an easy read. YouÃ¢ÂÂll laugh and connect with the characters. And maybe youÃ¢ÂÂll even start to dream of ways God wants to use you in your own circle of friends and town.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÃÂ® book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
February 11, 2013
Interesting story but helpful to read book 1 first
Fans of Neta Jackson will be excited to read her newest book in the Souled Out Sister series, Come to the Table. As the characters are in college or newly graduated, it might have more appeal to younger readers, but it is still a good read for anyone. Come to the Table continues with some of the characters in the Yada Yada series, but features the young adults, Kat, Nick, and Brygitta. The three have agreed to sub-lease an apartment while the owners are on a short term missions trip. In the first book in the Souled Out series, Kat has rescued a young mother and her six year old son, and they play an important part in this new book.
Kat feels that the Lord is calling her to start a food pantry at her church. This is, of course, not free of a few problems, and it requires all of them to pray and allow God to direct their enthusiasm for this new adventure. Then of course, there is the romantic side of the summer. Is Nick interested in Kat, or maybe his interest lies in Rochelle and her young son?
As usual, Neta Jackson has written an interesting book that I know you will enjoy.
January 24, 2013