Book Share - The Table Experiment - Loving Your Neighbor One Meal at a Time

Table Experiment by Ryan J Pelton is the first book I downloaded to read on my Kindle. To be honest I bought it because it was only 99 cents and I wanted to see how my new reader worked.

I have to say it was the best 99 cents I've ever spent and I feel this book is worth so much more. It's only 4 chapters and around 20 pages in total but straight forward and to the point. I read it in less than 20 minutes and it inspired me to take up the challenge and do my own table experiment.

The chapters include:

The Forgotten Art of Hospitality
Eating Like Jesus
The Table Experiment
5 Simple Way to Love Your Neighbors

The author writes about the act of simply opening our home and inviting someone in to share a meal. Just a simple meal. Nothing elaborate or fancy and I like that.

A short quote from the book:
"My hope and prayer for this book is to explore how we can implement the art of hospitality back into the daily rhythms of life. Where our tables can be places of love, grace, community, mission, and forgiveness. The common meal and the common table can become places where friendships are formed and cultivated. Where the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared in word and deed over food and drink." Ryan J Pelton 2013

I encourage you to spend less than a dollar and check out this little book. There's a lot of lonely people out there that would love to have a plate at your table.

BTW: I reviewed this book because I bought it and I really like it. I'm not being compensated in any way. 

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

So Much At Home


  1. The art of hospitatlity has truly been forgotten. Our family LOVES to invite others over and have a meal and usually a game. We all laugh and talk and it's a great way to get to know someone without feeling like you all have to sit around and make conversation. So many eat out nowadays, that they usually appreciate a home cooked meal, no matter how simple it is.

  2. Hi Sandra, Playing games is a fun way to get to know people. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thank you for sharing your review on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Hospitality is an important Christian principle because so much can be shared around the dinner table. It is a gentle podium... Will have to look into that book! Please join us again this upcoming Monday :)

  4. Jes, I agree that hospitality is an important Christian principle. I will be joining you again on the Art of Homemaking Monday. Thanks for taking the time to visit me!

  5. Sounds like a book I want to read!
    Thanks for linking up to my blog at
    God Bless,


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