After a long day of appointments and errands, I don’t always want to come home in the evening and cook a meal. As a stay at home mom, I’m often pulled in many directions and my energy level is almost depleted by the time 5 o’clock rolls around. Come to the Family Table invites all families, especially the busy ones, to be intentional about sharing a meal together.
By coming to the table, we open the door to more than just sharing food together. The family table is where we create memories, share what’s on our hearts, and model Christ’s love through hospitality. This book helped me be intentional about meal times with my family and encouraged me to engage relationally with them and our guests.
This book shares practical ideas on how to spend quality time with family and friends around the dinner table. At the end of each chapter, the authors suggest one of their favorite recipes, a game, and a family devotional. I enjoyed reading this book for its practical application. The suggestions in each chapter have been a valuable resource for prioritizing meal times for my family. I recommend this book to all families who are looking for deeper fellowship together.
Rated G: Appropriate for all ages, although the target audience is parents.
Prioritizing mealtime slows us down long enough to enjoy our food, each other, and Jesus. Inspired by the slow food movement, Come to the Family Table seeks to encourage families with intentional strategies to engage one another and create the table as a space for practical ministry to their community.
In our busy world, family time around the dinner table is easily displaced by other things. In Come to the Family Table, Ted and Amy Cunningham challenge families to prioritize meeting together at mealtime, engaging with each other, fostering a greater sense of belonging, and modeling Christ’s love. The book offers conversation starters, recipes, biblical insights, and all sorts of practical strategies for creating greater community and hospitality in the home.