Donald Miller's

The Open Table: An Invitation To Walk With God

 

 

 

 

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…

Happy New Year From Jason Clark & A Family Story

What if God is Love and Love is measureless, infinite. And what if this measureless Love came to earth as a child, grew to be a man and lived in our finite world, a world controlled by measurements.

Learning A New Language: Daddy, I See A Ociton

I can feel God speaking to me; I just can’t make it out. And I know He is with me. I know it like I know Oreo’s are better with milk or like I know BA really did like Murdock – he just pretended he didn’t. It’s just one of those things I know.

A Sunday Morning Drive

The church gathers and sings beautiful love songs to God. They pray for each other and encourage and challenge each other to love greater and live bolder. Often someone speaks about the goodness of God. It’s a nice thing to do on a Sunday morning.

Be Loved.

The decision to love is not the goal of a Christian. The goal is to know His love and to become surer each day.

Through The Valley

David experienced the valley, but the valley was never God’s heart for him. Death is never the focus with God. He is always and only about resurrection.

A Measureless Invitation

You see, control is a finite word in a finite language among thousands of finite languages. But Love is a Person, an infinite revelation.

Control will end, but Love has no beginning and no end, Love has always been and will always be.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!