Author and pastor Chris Seay believes that consumerism is an obstacle to Christian compassion for others, especially those who live in poverty. Seay’s antidote is to take readers on a forty-day spiritual journey of eating in solidarity with the poor. Although Seay uses the language of “fasting,” his intent is not the elimination of food, but it is an invitation to mimic the diet of those who live in poverty. Seay also suggests that readers take the money they save on food and donate it to organizations that provide basic human needs: food, water, and health care. Scripture, prayers, daily readings, hints, and helps for the journey are sprinkled throughout this e-book. Seay’s perspective is Christian. This material is appropriate for small groups, Sunday School classes, and entire congregations.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover