Book Reveiw Come to the Table by Neta Jackson

26 01 2013

Title:  Come to the TableImage

Author:  Neta Jackson

Series:  SouledOut Sisters #2 (Offshoot from the Yada Yada Prayer group)

Genre:  Christian Fiction

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

Release date:  Available NOW

My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Summary:  This is the second book in the SouledOut Sisters series.  Young adults Bree, Nick and Kat are spending the summer in the city (Chicago) in a sublet as roomies.  When Olivia backs out of the lease, Rochelle a homeless gal who is the daughter of Souled Out Sister Avis (an upstairs neighbor) and her son Conny join the party.  Kat is the primary characters struggling with her “calling”.  She’s an advocate for eating healthy, but doesn’t always realize that poor people can’t afford to eat healthy.  Nick is also a primary character as we see him taking on an internship at the Souled Out church while trying to figure out his feelings for Kat.  In the meantime, Rochelle’s son has put Nick in a fatherly role, complicating relationships in the apartment.

Review:  I read all of the Yada books a number of years ago and a few of the subsequent series books from House of Hope and Harry Bentley.  I had not met Nick or Kat before this reading.  The book itself is typical Jackson – the story of people growing in God as they struggled through the challenges of everyday life.  They rely on prayer and Bible study along with advice from Godly mentors.  The book addresses real life issues – like feeding the hungry – and what is the church’s responsibility?  And what does that mean?  This is another positive and uplifting book in that vein – geared more towards young adult Christians perhaps than the audience of the Yada books.

A very worthwhile story and enjoyable book – very typical of past Jackson books.  Fans of the Yadas will no doubt enjoy this one as well.

Note:  I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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