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 into 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.
And 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 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 realizes 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.
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I love this spinoff from Neta Jackson's Yada Yada Series. Her writing makes me think really hard about whether I'm fulfilling my calling. The characters are human, flawed, judgment and yet growing spiritually/emotionally with each step they take; which is so true of many us who call ourselves Christians.
I like that I could laugh, get angry, cry, find fault and celebrate with the characters. They come to life for me and during the time I'm reading they, temporarily, become my family and friends. I liked that Edessa, Josh, and Nick's characters were given voices in this book.
Yes, I would listen to another book narrated by Jackie from another author, but for this series she's no Babara Rosenblat that's for sure. Where is she? I love her range of characters' voices in all her narrations. I missed Edessa's and Delores' spanish accents given during the Yada Yada series. :-\ Sorry Jackie, I'm a creature of habit.
The most memorable character for me was Edessa. In the Yada Yada series, I didn't really get to see/hear a less "saintly" side of her. This book allowed me to see her irriations and flaws, which is good because it allows the reader to get to know her better.
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