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ISBN:0801014522
Author: Chris Seay
ISBN13: 978-0801014529
Title: A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor
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Publisher: Baker Books; DVD edition (January 15, 2012)

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



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. Seay takes us through the wilderness that the Israelites traveled through for 40 years during this 40 days of awareness. The Exodus passage is a popular one to use for suffering comparisons, etc. I will say that because I have been around the block more times than I can keep count of, the Exodus passage feels a bit overused to me.

Author Chris Seay is giving you a challenge: eat and drink like the poor for 40 days and donate the money you save on groceries to a charity or project that serves the poor in concrete ways. But Chris doesn't expect you to go it alone. A Place at the Table includes a short chapter for each of those 40 days with Scripture, reflections, prayers, and encouragement. You'll even get tips for engaging your whole family in the process

Author Chris Seay is giving you a challenge: eat and drink like the poor for 40 days and donate the money you save on groceries to a charity or project that serves the poor in concrete ways. You'll even get tips for engaging your whole family in the process. This book and 40-day journey can be enhanced with the companion DVD. Six sessions shot in locations like 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. To download free resources and connect with others on the journey, visit ww. hrisseay. Chris Seay is a church planter, author, and third-generation Baptist pastor.

Author and pastor Chris Seay believes that consumerism is an obstacle to Christian compassion for others, especially those who live in poverty. Seay’s antidote is to take readers on a forty-day spiritual journey of eating in solidarity with the poor.

The timing of the release of Chris Seay's A PLACE AT THE TABLE could hardly be more appropriate. As the subtitle implies, the book calls on Christians to devote 40 days to identifying with the poor by following a diet similar to that of people who live in the poorest areas of the world. With the 40 days of Lent beginning this year on February 22nd, readers have an opportunity to become acquainted with this alternative method of fasting and still have time to adjust their hearts, their minds, and their grocery lists before Lent begins. A PLACE AT THE TABLE is well worth reading, and.

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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.
Reviews: 7
NiceOne
Reading it for Lent with a sunday school class. I am enjoying learning about people to pray for each day from around the globe -- a particular person in a particular situation each day. Most have to do with needing clean water. I am learning about being set free, and trusting instead of complaining about freedom.
Kindle book and paper book have different subtitles which is worrying. I haven't compared the day by day readings, but I think they match.
Darkshaper
The primary reason why we struggle so deeply to be transformed into the character of Christ is likely because so often, instead of living with humility and vulnerability, we are busy chasing power and prestige, according to Chris Seay in his book A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor. The book invites the reader on a 40-day journey to rediscover what the Bible says about food, life, love and grace, and to connect with the poor.

After some introductory chapters on sharing, gratitude, fasting and feasting, the book provides daily readings with meditations for 40 "fast" days interspersed with 7 "feast" days. Each of the 40 fast days also includes a brief description of a person living in poverty, usually associated with a Compassion project or a Living Water International project. Many of the daily readings are from Exodus, giving the reader plenty of opportunity to consider the Israelites' reliance on God for their daily food.

The Bible version used for the readings is The Voice translation, a project of "a collection of creatives and scholars" with the aim of providing a translation which is both accurate in meaning and "beautiful in its telling". The translation is a fresh one, with some interesting insights, although I found that it took some time to get used to God being called The Eternal One, sometimes shortened to Eternal.

Many people will find this to be a very useful resource to use during Lent. I personally found many of the reflections quite moving, and the constant daily reminders of the situations of people living in poverty helped to put the contemplations about fasting into context.
Jode
I heard about this book and wanted it or my Lenten Journey and am so glad I found it at Christian Books & Bibles on Amazon Marketplace. Place at the Table : 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor is a perfect Christian Study Book. After hearing the title I was unable to find it and finally I located it on Amazon. Thanks Amazon and Christian Books and Bibles for carrying this type of literature and for such great pricing.
My order came in 3 days and that's unheard of !! Will order again and again. God Bless.
Painshade
We bought multiple copies of this book to use as the basis of our midweek Lenten soup supper discussions. It was a great resource, when combined with the DVD episodes that go along with each week. The stories are compelling, and the notion of fasting in solidarity with the poor was well received in our congregation. The only real problem we had with it was that it has six chapters, so it is one chapter too long for Lent, if you're trying to do something weekly.
Zulurr
We used this as the study guide for a six week small group at our church. It went well and this was a good resource. The emphasis in the book is getting good reliable clean water to people all over the world. We focused not only on that but the stories in the book about how we can help.
Helldor
One of the best works on the subject of fasting. It explores topics such as how to fast, why we fast, and practical ways to give through fasting. Fasting is a forgotten practice in many Evangelical churches. This book helps the reader understand the Biblical foundations for a fast, one that pleases God and is also sensible to follow in regard to amounts of food or drink to partake during an extended fast.
Burgas
Was expecting a guide for a journey to help design and grow through a 40 day fast. Instead you must know all about fasting and have decisions made before starting this book. If you have fasted before and know what your fasting choice is, then this book is for you. It is not a guide and doesn't help you learn about fasting.
Have only scanned this book at this point, but I can say it is in one important way what Christianity ought to be about. Unfortunately, this topic and this sort of information work their way into sermons infrequently at best, even in alternative churches. Thanks to Chris Seay for operationalizing Matthew 25:35.