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Dave and Neta Jackson

Dave and Neta Jackson

Genres:
Children's
,
Contemporary
,
Historical
Husband/wife writing team Dave and Neta Jackson are the authors or coauthors of more than 130 books, including the Yada Yada series, the Harry Bentley series, their children's historical fiction Trailblazer series, the Hero Tales books, and numerous nonfiction books with experts on topics ranging from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. They live in the Chicago metro area, where their contemporary fiction is set.
Neta Jackson continues SouledOut Sisters with COME TO THE TABLE

Neta Jackson continues SouledOut Sisters with COME TO THE TABLE

(November 29, 2012)
Would God really use a wet-behind-the-ears baby Christian to further His Kingdom and to serve others? Does God ever get tickled at the well-intentioned but misdirected new believer who might occasionally move before praying, speak before thinking or wind up with a proverbial “foot in the mouth”? Absolutely! In Come to the Table (Thomas Nelson), best-selling author Neta Jackson crafts a humorous but spiritually significant novel that portrays the willingness and delight of God to gently lead His children to maturity.

The second volume in  Jackson’s second novel in the SouledOut Sisters series, Come to the Table features the charming but realistically flawed characters that readers will recognize from the Yada Yada Prayer Group and House of Hope novels, as well as some new faces. Skillfully weaving together these characters in a plot that is both lighthearted and intense, this faith-affirming story is sure to keep Jackson’s fans asking for more.

Kat Davies admittedly feels most comfortable in the driver’s seat, but she is more inclined to steer with her heart than with her brain. Even after her commitment to follow Jesus, Kat’s take-charge personality and insatiable zest for life often lead her into one sticky situation after another.

New in her faith and eager to exercise it, Kat embraces the more radical implications of Christianity with reckless abandon. She invites Rochelle, a homeless mother, and her son to move into the apartment she shares with two other housemates. At the same time, her feelings for Nick are getting harder to ignore. The fact that he’s the pastoral intern at SouledOut Community Church and one of her housemates makes it complicated enough. But when Rochelle shows interest in Nick as a father-figure for her son, their apartment starts feeling way too small.

And she finally finds a practical way to channel her passion for healthy eating by starting a food pantry at the church. But not everyone thinks the food pantry is a good idea. When the woman she thought would be her biggest support just wants to “pray” about it, Kat is forced to look deeper at her own motives. Only when she begins to look beyond food as an issue does she see people who are hungry and thirsty for more than just food and drink and realize the deeper significance of inviting them to “come to the table.”

Kat must do some serious soul searching to determine where God is asking her to use her talents and passion… and what role she wants to play in Nick’s life.

With the affirmation and encouragement of the spiritual mentors in the Yada Yada Prayer Group and the congregation at SouledOut Community Church, Kat begins to grasp God’s heart for the homeless, the poor, the struggling, the addicted and the hungry. As the implications of Matthew 10:42 take root in her spirit, “If you give a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded,” Kat freely surrenders her own strong will to the perfect will of God—a giant step on the road to maturity.

 

 

 

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