Meal with Jesus, A: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table
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The meals of Jesus represent something bigger. They represent a new world; a new kingdom; a new outlook. In this book, Tim Chester brings to light God's purposes in the seemingly ordinary act of sharing a meal - how this everyday experience is really an opportunity for grace, community and mission.
Chester challenges contemporary understandings of hospitality as he urges us to evaluate why and who we invite to our table. Learn how you can foster grace and bless others through the rich fare being served in A Meal with Jesus.
"We all know fasting can be a spiritual exercise, but eating is really more like Jesus. In this book, Chester points out that Christianity was meant to be conducted at a table with the intimacy of a shared meal... This is an outstanding treatise on an important subject that was long ago lost in the mire of sacred rituals. It is time we come back to the table and enjoy the life given to us."?
-- Neil Cole, Founder and Director, Church Multiplication Associates; Author, Organic Church
"This book is so much more than a ‘how-to-practise-Christian-hospitality’. I was actually looking for such a book, but as soon as I picked up A Meal With Jesus by Tim Chester, I realised my thinking was way too small. Have you ever thought about how Jesus behaved at meals? Have you ever considered a biblical theology of meals – and what this means for the way we welcome people? Would you like to feast on what God says to you on this topic?
-- Bronwyn Windsor
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