Friday, February 13, 2015

Book Review: From Tablet to Table by Leonard Sweet

In From Tablet to Table, Leonard Sweet presents the idea that Christianity is not about a "tablet" (or book), and more about relationships. Throughout the Bible we see people gathering to share food and ideas together. In today's busy culture, gathering together around the table is become rare, in families and in communities, and with that shift, relationships are suffering.

I have to admit, I wasn't expecting to get as much out of this book, as I did. I found myself nodding along with parts, being convicted by parts, and wanting to dig deeper into questions that the book raised. This book reminded me of the importance of building and maintaining relationships with my children. The book is an interesting blend of encouraging us to literally spend time at the table. . . gathering together to share a meal as a way to build relationships in a natural, comfortable, informal way, while also using the table symbolically to speak about relationships, and fellowship as a whole. In some cases, I found those shifts confusing, but overall, this short book has a lot to say.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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