Here's a life-rocking challenge: Eat like the poor for 40 days, donate the money you save to charity---and show solidarity with the people Jesus cared so much about! Offering Scripture, encouragement, and practical tips, Seay lays out a plan for a Lenten, Advent, or anytime fast---and a radical journey of faith. 224 pages, softcover from Baker.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Baker Books Publication Date: 2011
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 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.
Chris Seay is a church planter, author, and third-generation Baptist pastor. He is the pastor of Ecclesia Houston and the author or coauthor of several books, including Advent Conspiracy, The Gospel According to Tony Soprano, and The Gospel According to Jesus. He lives in Texas. www.chrisseay.net
"A realistic, honest, and compassionate treasure. Anyone escaping the rut of normal through fasting will appreciate Chris's spiritual depth along with his transparency about being human. [This book] is a journey of surrender to God that will usher us from rut dwelling to transformed living." --Lysa Terkeurst, New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave
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