I first connected with Bri McKoy on twitter several years ago. Bri’s work with Compassion International connected us, as I was an advocate, and participant in the Compassion Bloggers program. Eventually, God opened the door for me to travel along with Bri and two other bloggers, to write for Compassion on a Sponsor tour. It was in one of the many terminals at Miami International airport where Bri and I finally met in person, and proceeded to talk each other’s ears off. 

come & eat

After those 8 days traveling with Bri in the Dominican Republic,  I’d learned a whole heap of things about her–notably her sincere passion for feeding people around the world, and her passionate commitment to living the gospel. Bri is a master in the kitchen, but in the Dominican, without her apron, crowned with her signature top-knot, I watched her serve with her sleeves rolled up and her head bowed. I watched her navigate all kinds of heart-breaking moments with a warm smile and palpable compassion plainly obvious in her actions. 

This wasn’t her first time doing this. She has devoted much of her adult life to serving in this kind of capacity. In one of my favorite stories from her new book, Bri shares candidly about a season when she served overseas, fighting against human trafficking. Hospitality isn’t limited to what we’re serving at our tables. 

This month, Bri released her newest project that beautifully reflects her heart for both the table and social justice. The other day I had the honor of sitting down with Bri to chat about her brand new book, Come & Eat: A Celebration Of Love And Grace Around The Everyday Table. 

Grab a chair and come sit with us, and then leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of Bri’s book.

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*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only, with apologies to our international readers. 
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Kris is a writer and artist living in the middle of Ohio. She loves Jesus, people, and words. She is most often found in her tiny kitchen, where she plays with her food. Having recently mastered the art of preparing perfectly crisp dino-nuggets–she is her children’s hero.

  • Debbie Walker
    http://Debbie

    This sounds like such an awesome book. It’s such perfect timing. I have lived in my neighborhood for 12 years. I know a couple of my neighbors in and around my house. I love Christ and have been thinking about this very concept – inviting my neighbors to my home for light refreshments – just to get to know them more, share a prayer and help connect us all on a “higher” level.

    September 18th, 2017 11:27
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  • Glenda Childers
    http://Glenda

    Very fun.

    September 18th, 2017 12:07
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  • Glynda Reed
    http://Glynda

    What a fresh new way to look at coming to the table! I love it! I love coming together! Have shared this on Facebook!

    September 18th, 2017 12:18
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  • Carol Sumner
    http://Carol%20Sumner

    I, like Debbie Walker above, have been looking for opportunities to show hospitality to my neighbors. Have considered inviting the women on my block to a book club. What an encouragement and resource this book would be. Would love to read it!

    September 18th, 2017 13:00
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  • Lyndsey Medford
    http://lyndseymedford.com

    If hospitality doesn’t make us uncomfortable, is it really hospitality? Thanks for the inspiration!

    September 18th, 2017 13:17
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  • Stacy Huerta
    http://Stacy%20Huerta

    We are a Christian military family as well! This book sounds so wonderful and I look forward to reading it and gaining insight and encouragement in the hospitality department. I love to have people over and bless them in our home.

    September 18th, 2017 13:30
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  • Stacy Huerta
    http://Stacy%20Huerta

    I shared this on face book and Instagram ❤️

    September 18th, 2017 13:31
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  • Ashley Hales
    http://Aahales.com

    I can’t wait to read this. I’m a sucker for gorgeous cookbooks. ❤️

    September 18th, 2017 15:51
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  • Janice Cook

    The book sounds perfect! Can’t wait to read it.

    September 18th, 2017 15:59
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  • Erica bucj
    http://Ericahannah

    Just chatted with a friend about incoorporating meal sharing and community building into our lives.

    Would love this read!

    September 18th, 2017 16:03
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  • JJ

    I’ve been following Bri’s blog for a while now so clearly this book is on my wish list! I would love to win a copy.

    Don’t we desperately need more hospitality? More grace, more love, more welcoming of each other both around the table and everywhere else in the world. And this begins in my own heart.

    September 18th, 2017 23:37
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  • Cherish

    Love this!

    September 19th, 2017 22:52
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  • Lin

    Would love to win ! Shared on fb

    September 20th, 2017 7:52
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  • Kate Shungu
    http://www.kateshungu.com

    So encouraging to see this and get practical with how we can show Christ’s love to others through hospitality. ❤️

    September 20th, 2017 10:15
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  • Robin S.

    I’m new to your site, and already love it! Food is the way I express my love to those I truly care about. I’m a newborn nanny and also cook for the families I work for. I just love to spend time in the kitchen. I also love finding new cookbooks to add to my collection. I will sit on a swing on the porch in the summer, or cozy up next to the fire during the colder northern Michigan months to read them as novels. I would love to win this wonderful book, thanks so much for the chance. I look forward to visiting your website often! <3

    September 21st, 2017 1:04
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