Are you tired of fad diets and empty chatter that leave you unfilfilled? Do you crave more heartfelt conversations along with more carbs? Then pull up a chair and sample some of Joan Butman's original "soul food" in her new book, Table Talk: Food for Thought That's Easy to Swallow! Her menu includes calorie-free thoughts on everything from motherhood to window cleaning, with faith as the main ingredient. "(Our kitchen table)...is a safe place where ideas are exchanged, values are challenged, and minds and hearts are influenced in a way that hopefully produces thoughtful, caring individuals. Let me add that our table talk at times involves strong disagreements, raised voices, tears, an occasional derogatory comment or two, and lots of indigestion. My mother used to say, 'Can't we just get through one meal with no crying?' However, the important thing is we always return to the table." This latest collection of essays from the author of Heart Murmurs is sure to delight your senses, fill your soul, and provide plenty of dishing to savor. So if you like your "soul food" served with a side order of smiles, come and sit at the kitchen table of Joan's heart and visit for a while... All proceeds from Table Talk go directly to FOCUS, the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, whose purpose is to share with independent school students a life rooted in God that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical.
Written from the table's point of view, this humorous tale helps kids understand that table manners are about much more than what fork to use. Good table manners are about being respectful, kind and considerate to others.
This volume provides access to selections from Martin Luther’s Table Talk, Volume 54 of Luther’s Works. Editor Henry F. French has carefully chosen some of the best of Luther’s conversations with many guests who frequented the dinner table in the home of Martin and Katie Luther. Following the afternoon supper served at around 5 p.m. in the Luther household, guests ranging from exiled clergy, escaped nuns, government officials, visitors from abroad, and colleagues of Luther in the University stayed on in the relaxed and hospitable atmosphere to engage in spirited conversation. From 1531 till the year Luther died in 1546, colleagues and friends took notes of the table conversations in the Luther home. Topics ranged widely as Luther commented on his personal life and family; his perspectives on theology, Scripture, and the life of faith; his comments on political and social topics; and more. Almost no current issue was “off the table.” Those who read this book will join the conversation with Luther and friends as they wrestle with important questions of the day. Pull up a chair and join the circle. Henry F. French has written a brief new preface to introduce this abridged volume.