Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table by Bri McKoy

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 748 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0718090616
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Sept. 5 2017)
  • Sold by: Zondervan CA (CA SOR)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N3ZR4M7

Book Description

Bri McKoy, of the blog Our Savory Life, celebrates the power of the everyday table and shows how, by regularly and intentionally gathering around it, we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and usher in grace, love, and deep fellowship.

Raised in the world of takeout and microwaveable meals, like so many busy women Bri McKoy found herself utterly lost in the kitchen and nowhere near using her dining room table as an inviting place of community. However, as she learned how to more intentionally invite not just others but also herself to her table every day, she noticed that the kitchen stopped feeling like a prison cell and started feeling like a sanctuary, that gathering with others around the table, like Jesus often did during his time on earth, had the power to usher in deep relationship and a fuller understanding of God’s love and grace.

In Come and Eat, Bri invites readers on an adventure of burnt pie, ten-pound bags of onions, and kitchen catastrophes to discover how to transform a common dining-room table into a vehicle that ushers in the presence of Jesus. It’s an invitation with no pressure, no strings attached, no advanced cooking skills or fancy accouterments necessary. Just a healthy appetite and a desire to take a deeper look into the power and ministry that can be found at the table. Combining biblical reflection with engaging personal stories from Bri’s own home, as well as the tables she has joined around the world, Come and Eat shows readers how they can intentionally make their own tables a vibrant source of life.

About the Author

 Bri McKoy is a writer and home cook. She first worked with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in journalism and then at Compassion International. She currently serves as the visionary and leader for Compassion Bloggers, successor to Shaun Groves, connecting with bestselling authors and popular bloggers daily. She is the owner and writer for her blog, a food blog with recipes and stories from around her table.

Her recipes have been featured on Blendtec’s (known as the world’s most powerful blender) website as well as Civilized Caveman Eats (whose author has written two New York Times bestseller cookbooks). Another of her recipes was recently featured on, which is the online home to Shape magazine, the second largest young women’s magazine. Bri is a contributor to the award-winning Compassion Blog and to, a community blog about food and faith.

She currently lives in Hermosa Beach, California with her husband and dog. You can find her in the kitchen or in her neighborhood knocking on doors inviting people to her table!

My Review

Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table is the first book by Bri McKoy that I have read. I was not familiar with Bri before reading this book and now I am following her on social media and her blog.

Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table is a fantastic book. It is a great reminder to all of us about how fellow shipping around a table can be a remarkable tool for reaching out to others. I remember going to a church when I was young that after church you were always invited to someone's house for lunch or you invited them. It was a great way to meet newcomers to the church. This book reminded me of how important fellowship with others can be.

Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table provides the tools that you need to have a warm and inviting table to invite others to. The book is filled with biblical inspiration to assist you. I loved the personal stories in the book and I'm sure you will too.

Highly recommend Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table.

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