Friday, November 30, 2012

Come to the Table By Neta Jackson GIVEAWAY!


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.”
 
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As a kid I was crazy about horses and animals of all kinds and loved to draw (horses, mostly). Since I didn't have a horse, I wrote stories about them instead. My high-school English teacher sent one of my stories (about a couger) to a Scholastic magazine writing contest and it won First Place . . . and the rest, as they say, is history. I wanted to be a writer!

I grew up on the campus of a private Christian school in Seattle where my parents were teachers. A lovely childhood, though fairly sheltered. But college took me back to the Chicago area and a whole new world. My husband and I settled in the Chicago area soon after getting married, and even though we both grew up in solid Christian homes, our search to deepen our faith took the form of Christian community for much of our family life raising kids. Eventually the critical issue of racial reconciliation became the call of God upon our life, and we chose to immerse ourselves in African American and multi-cultural churches. Our world and our hearts expanded. What a gift these relationships of faith have been!

All during this time, my husband and I have been a writing team--writing books with expert resource people (as their co-authors) on a variety of topics (from medical ethics to stories of gang kids), then writing a whole series of historical fiction about great Christian heroes--40 titles in all!--called the Trailblazer books (and a series of "Hero Tales," five volumes in all). Now we are each writing adult fiction--the Yada Yada Prayer Group series for me, which was inspired by my real-life Bible study sisters, a multi-cultural group of feisty women going on 12 years now that God has used to turn my life upside down, or rather, rightside up! (I have to admit, sometimes my real world and my fictional world get a bit mixed up!)

I've been married for 40-plus years to the same wonderful man, we are truly partners in life. We raised two kids plus a Cambodian foster daughter, and together they've given us eight beautiful grandchildren! As one of my girlfriends and I agree: The best stress-busters in the world are pets, gardening, and grandkids!

I really enjoyed the next book in the SouledOut Sister series. Neta sure knows how to make you fall into a book. I was hooked from page one.
This is a must read book and you can read it as a stand alone and really enjoy it.
I recommend this book.
I give this book 4 stars

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher

14 comments:

  1. Great review. This is another new to me author. I think the timing of this book is great as this subject is easily forgotten during the holidays. I will add this to my wish list and look forward to learning more about this author and her books.

    Cathy Weber
    Cdweber20@hotmail.com

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  2. Sounds good. Some people use the words pray about it as a escape to make decisions. I would like to win this thanks for the chance.
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  3. Another new author to me, but would enjoy reading this book.
    Thanks for give away.
    Carolyn Jefferson
    carolynj63@att.net

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  4. Hmmm. Another new author to me. This book sounds like a good one. I would be thrilled to win a copy of Come to the Table. Thanks again Mary for your review and your giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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    1. Judy, You are the WINNER! E-mail me your mailing address. themaryreader@yahoo.com

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    2. Thank you so much Mary! I'm thrilled!

      Blessings!
      Judy

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  5. Another new author to me also. Mary, thank you for your honest reviews. I can always count on your recommendations to be true!

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  6. Also a new author for me thanks for the review cant wait to get a copy.

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  7. Oh wow sounds like a great book!
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  8. Cant wait to get a copy myself this was a great review.

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  9. This is a new author to me also enjoyed the review will get me a copy for sure.

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  10. Love Neta Jackson's books! You can enter me! darlene@darleneshortridge.com

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  11. I love Neta Jackson's books and am always anxiously awaiting a new one to come out. This one sounds great and have been waiting to read it. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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