Have you ever picked up a book and, as you read it, realized it was such a timely message for your life right at this moment? “Invitations to Abundance: How the Feasts of the Bible Nourish Us Today” by Alicia J. Akins was just such a book for me, because the concept of biblical feasting has been a recurring theme in my life for the last several months. None of the other resources I’ve read on the topic have been as deep and all-inclusive as this title though, and I am so thankful I was able to dive into this new release from Harvest House Publishers.
“Invitation to Abundance” takes us on a deep and thought-provoking journey that stimulates our senses and whets our appetites as we discover the meanings and messages God has for us, embedded within the feasts that occurred throughout the Bible. Beginning with the Passover and ending with the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, Alicia gifts us with great insight and understanding as we are enlightened about the customs of the past, the relevant cross-references, and the takeaways for us today as each of these feasts come to life.
I was surprised to discover not only all of the well-known feasts included in this volume, such as Passover and Firstfruits, but also numerous lesser known examples such as the feast thrown by Lady Wisdom in Proverbs 9. My personal favourite was the chapter describing the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, because the imagery and excitement that you can feel about the coming wedding day of us, the church and Bride, to Jesus, our Saviour and Bridegroom, is nothing short of breathtaking. I personally cannot wait for that day to come!
If you have ever wondered about the Feasts of the Bible and asked yourself how (or even if) they are still relevant to us today, I highly recommend reading “Invitations to Abundance” at your first opportunity. It was a meaningful read on so many levels, and the theology and wisdom included in the little volume is staggering – and if you let it, life-changing as well.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harvest House Publishers. I extend my thanks for the opportunity to review this title, and wish to note that all thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.