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A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor Paperback – 20 Jan 2012
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Okay, if I could buy everyone in the diocese a book for Lent it would be this one from Baker Books. The author, an American Baptist, brings together a practical challenge to fast appropriately for our circumstances, giving us a link to the situations of the others who do not have our access to resources, an invitation to grow in faith and discipleship. The book begins with four helpful preparatory chapters and the biblical material is woven into daily reflections that also include a prayer and a short piece about the situation of someone in the two thirds world. Seay focuses on the biblical texts of the book of Exodus as well as the passion narrative itself. A DVD is available for group work. I am excited to take part in the journey, to meet God and learn again the unforced rhythms of grace. --The Revd Cheryl Collins
About the Author
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.
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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.
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.
My order came in 3 days and that's unheard of !! Will order again and again. God Bless.