Eats with Sinners: Reaching Hungry People Like Jesus Did
I believe all christians should read this book
This book is a must read for every christian who wants to be completely faithful to the call and purpose of Jesus Christ who came to seek and save that which was lost.
May 30, 2012
Arron Chambers's latest book, Eat with Sinners provides us with a biblical model for evangelism that was exemplified by Jesus. In His day, sharing a meal with someone meant that were acknowledged as an equal. Eats with Sinners gives us thirteen ingredients (in the form of chapters) that Jesus used in His recipe to reach lost people. The list is integrity, accessibility, grace, faith, intimacy, tolerance, resolve, urgency, mercy, humility, investment, joy, and vision. Eats with Sinners is reaching me at a time when the Lord is showing me time and time again in a myriad of ways how much He loves us. As Christians, we can also fall into a Christian clique in which we rarely connect with or interact with non-Christians. Jesus met with sinner on a regular basis. We need to remember that we are sinners saved by grace, and that we need to not forget from whence we came. Jesus loved, and we need to remember to do the same. I appreciate the methods that Arron gives us in order to get to or back to the way Jesus lived His life while walking among us. The book is provocative and heartwarming, while also very entertaining (and funny in spots). Arron provides some wonderful anecdotes and real-life examples from himself and others. He also provides some tasty-sounding recipes that you can prepare for your meals with those who do not yet know Him (and those who do!) including Darkness to Light Cookies, Compassion Chicken Soup, Friendship Chocolate Pie, and What a Catch Fish Packets. This is a great book for individual study or small group study. Each chapter includes a Meal Plan questions for personal or group study, as well as a Meal Plan, in which you set up a meal with someone with the objective of building a stronger relationship and focusing on each of the ingredients used by Jesus. This book, if employed, will add to and build up the Kingdom of God and isnt that one big reason why were here?!
January 16, 2010