Donald Miller's

The Open Table: An Invitation To Walk With God

 

 

 

 

by | Jul 24, 2011 | Articles, Books, Faith, Life | 0 comments

I am not a pastor, a preacher, or a missionary.

I love people, talking about Jesus, and giving. I am not an astrophysicist, a chef, or a comedian. I love looking up, eating, and making people laugh. I am not a father, husband, or son. I have three amazing kids, a stunning wife, and wonderful parents. I am not a writer, and I’ve written a few books.

I am loved. That is who I am – loved. And I am becoming love…

In early 2010, my brother Joel asked me if I would be interested in writing the guidebook to the second offering of Donald Millers, The Open Table. Joel was filming the video component and the author role was available. The book would accompany the film as a discipleship guide for new believers. I told Joel that I would be honored to write it.

For about a month I wondered what approach I should take. All I had to go on was the word discipleship. “Jesus had disciples, so there’s that…” I thought.

I don’t have years of sermons sitting in a file in my office – my office is Starbucks and they won’t let me keep stuff here. I leaned in and asked my heavenly Father.

Here is my simple thought; discipleship is about introducing a believer to their new identity. Discipleship is about releasing a believer into a revelation of who they are in Christ. And it is simple; we are loved and becoming love.

The Open Table released in late 2010. It’s a five-week discipleship devotional that introduces believers, new and old, into their identity as sons and daughters of a good Father. While it is great to read along with a small group while watching the DVD, it also stands alone as a wonderful introduction to walking with God.

Check it out!

Be blessed

– Jason

Thomas Nelson’s write up for the book – 

Jason has created a guide to help cultivate and nurture a believers soul in such a way that something can grow, something that will sustain, namely a relationship with God.

Perfect for individual or small group use, with state-of-the-art video and powerful personal testimonies, this second installment of Donald Millers The Open Table is infused with humor, truth, history, and above all, honesty. With insights, Scripture, and questions for discussion, The Open Table: An Invitation to Walk with God Participant’s Guide is the perfect companion for those who want to dig deeper into this life-changing conversation.

To purchase the book through Amazon, click HERE

To read an excerpt of The Open Table, click HERE


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

YOU ALSO MIGHT LIKE…

I Don’t Know… But God Is Good

     Shortly after my book Prone To Love released I came across a review. The reviewer was an earnest believer who graciously but systematically challenged many of my core thoughts regarding the perfection of Gods always-good love. The review was thorough, the...

Turn The Damn Thing Off!

There were two ways to report on the Promised Land, from man’s perspective or Gods. There are two ways to see our lives, from man’s perspective or Gods. These are always the two perspectives we must choose from when it comes to life.

Everything He Has Is Ours: Discovering Our Father’s Love Changes Everything

I love the story of the prodigal son. I grew up loving it – it was a favorite.

Face to Face: Me And The Thunder Sons

Signing Oh, my God, You are you are You are, Such a Holy love enough, enough, enough, Oh but still I must have more, Lying here on my kitchen floor, Jesus have your way, Meet me face to face

A New Language

There were no limited resources in Jesus’s reality; there were no limits to His love, generosity, mercy, grace, healing, hope, and life. There were no needs Love couldn’t trump, no measurements that couldn’t be surpassed.

Before You Publish That Controversial Article

              A well-known Christian fella wrote an article within a week of the tragedy of Robin Williams’s death. His approach was that of the veteran blogging "guardian of truth." His title was catchy with just the right amount of...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!