Judging by the looks of things, it seems many of you have already heard about (and signed up for) our upcoming Book Club kicking off June 1, but in case you missed it, we wanted to offer one last call to let you know that you can still join us.
We are delighted and excited to be reading through Tim Chester’s book, A Meal With Jesus.
If you haven’t signed up yet, we’d like to extend the invitation to you one more time before we get going. A private Facebook group is up and running for those who want to join some of the GraceTable hosts in discussion about the book.
About 100 of you (WOW!!) have signed up already, but there is still room for more.
Won’t you consider joining us for our first ever Summer reading book club?
Here’s a quote from Tim’s book:
Eating is an expression of our dependence. God made us in such a way that we need to eat. We’re embedded in creation; this means that every time we eat, we’re reminded of our dependence on others. Few of us eat food we ourselves have grown and cooked. Even the more self-sufficient among us still rely on other people. Food forces us to live in community, to share, to cooperate, and to trade. In all societies there’s a division of labor, which means we work together to provide the food we need. The division of labor frees us from constant hunting and gathering to develop science and art. A humble loaf of bread expresses the mandate God gave humanity to develop agriculture, technology, society, commerce, and culture.
Above all, food expresses our dependence on God. Only God is self-sufficient. We are creatures, and every moment we’re sustained by him. Even our rebellion against him is only possible because he holds the fabric of our universe together by his powerful word. Our shouts of defiance against God are only possible with the breath he gives.
Sign up HERE to receive your invite to the Facebook group.
For those of you who are not active on social media, we will be posting reflections on the book and writing about related themes during the month of June. Feel free to join the discussion in the comment boxes, or by direct email.
We can’t wait to hear from you and grow together.