A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor

Chris Seay, pastor of Ecclesia Church in Houston, has written a new book titled A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor. In it he challenges Christians to “fast” from consumerism by committing to eat only what the world’s poor eat for a period of forty days.

My family and I will be taking part in this challenge and I want to extend an invitation to you all to join us in this truly unique and potentially life-changing experience. There are two ways you can participate.

Online study. We will facilitate a discussion about the book and the topics covered here on the blog. There will be a new post each week that gives an overview of that week’s discussion. In the comments section of each week’s installment we will also post the daily devotional videos by Chris Seay that accompany this study. Simply purchase a copy of the book, commit to the 40 Days challenge and participate in the discussion online at your own pace.

Home small-group study. We will host a small group during the season of Lent at our home in Rochester, NY. The group will meet on Sunday evenings at 6PM. You do not need to be a member of any one church to join us; in fact, we love diversity! It will be a child friendly environment, and we’ll decide how best to include the children at our first meeting on February 19th. Since Sundays are “feast days” we’ll have a potluck so we can enjoy a meal together during the study. If you’d like to participate please contact Cheryl or myself. Please note that due to space constraints there is a limit of twelve adults.

I hope you’ll join us in whatever capacity works best for you. And I pray that this season of reflection will soften our hearts to the plight of the poor around the world.

Sample Chapter
Daily Videos
Suggested Staple Foods for Compassion Countries

Purchase Book:
Barnes & Noble


2 thoughts on “A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor

  1. I’m doing this, too! My sponsor kid is from the DR, so I’ve been researching foods from there. I found this great blog, with recipes, written by a Dominican, called Aunt Clara’s Kitchen: http://www.dominicancooking.com/ She has a lot of different types of food, fancier dishes, but also a lot of the traditional ones. So if anyone else out there wants to mimic the DR, check it out. 🙂

  2. I have been searching for a Web site to help with specifics on how to live and eat simply as the majority of the world does. I found this and it sounds great! I’m aware that it’s from last year, and right now I don’t have $ for buying a book. Can you point me toward other online resources? thanks!

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