Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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.

My thoughts...

Book 2 in The Souled Out Sisters series finds young Kat determined to open a food pantry in the church she's been attending with her two roommates. Kat is immature and has knee jerk reactions but I can see some growth as this novel progresses. I was glad to see her relationship with Nick finally take off. I would like to see more of the original yada yada characters, I really miss them.

You can read this as a stand alone novel but I recommend reading all of Jackson's books with the Yada Yada women in them! You will be glad you did. I grew to love every one of the characters!

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