A table built by the grandfather of Jesus Christ,
Protected for centuries,
Encounters a man in his time of greatest need.
First century Christianity and present-day musical aspirations meet in the story of a miracle table built by the grandfather of Jesus Christ. The table is placed in the hands of a Centurion named Cornelius following the death of the Messiah. Given the title of table bearer and a mission, Cornelius begins a history of bringing peace to those who encounter the table, a mission that will be sustained for over two thousand years. In the later years of that mission, the table and its current bearer, an autistic young man named Anthony, encounter Michael Fortunato. At the very moment of his breakthrough in the music industry, Michael loses the only thing that really mattered to him, his wife Debbie. The loss sends Michael into the center of darkness which he seemingly can’t escape. That is until he meets Anthony, a table, and a story that is over two thousand years old.
Dennis Lambert and his wife Debbie live in Phoenix where he serves as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. A graduate of Lake Forest College and the Kino Catechetical Institute, Dennis recently retired from a twenty nine year career in the pharmaceutical industry in order to dedicate more time to writing and to serving the Church. In addition to his passion for writing, Dennis and his wife share a deep love of music and have performed together in bands, both in the Chicago and Phoenix areas, for almost three decades.
The books publisher, EnRoute Books and Media, donates 10% of all its proceeds to Pro-Life causes.
“The Table is an inspiring, soul-stirring and thought-provoking read. Lambert’s writing seamlessly transports the reader back to the early Church, giving insight and context most Christians lack but sorely need. The Table tackles many of life’s greatest themes and contextualizes them in the light of Christ. The story was fascinating, the characters intriguing and the story, compelling. I highly recommend this book and will be reading it again!” – Mark Hart, Executive Vice President, Life Teen, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Radio Host
“The Table is a gripping and beautiful story that displays the peculiarity of God’s plan and how He can bring all things together for good. Lambert creatively weaves a narrative that follows what one might call a conspiracy of grace that spans over two thousand years. The Table serves as a reminder that our needs and God’s interest in drawing close to His people are the same as when He set His saving plan into motion through a family in a small town all those year ago.” – Ryan Hanning Ph.D, Asst. Professor of Theological Studies, University of Mary – Tempe
“Deacon Dennis Lambert’s The Table deftly and delightfully interweaves ancient and modern tales that uplift, edify, and entertain. Grab a cup of coffee, pick it up from your table, and prepare to be enthralled.” – Kevin Vost, Psy.D., Author, Speaker, Professor, Radio Host
“A fascinating Christian legend with a matching contemporary drama, The Table will capture your heart and inspire your soul.” – Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Author
No the picture above has nothing to do with my new project! Thats just me and Goose, (yes, thee "Goose" from The Table!). Here's the scoop on what I currently have my hands, heart, and mind wrapped around...
I have just completed writing my second novel,"The Space Between Good and Evil", which I hope to have published soon, (fingers crossed!). The story takes on the cavernously deep question; Can goodness exist in the midst of great evil? If you are curious, here's a brief synopsis;
Goodness exits everywhere, even in the heart of a Nazi soldier. Peter Mueller is assigned to a post he can’t even imagine exists; he is sent to be a guard at one of the most deplorable Nazi concentration camps, the SS-Sonderlager Hinzert near Luxembourg. There he is reunited with his former pastor, now one of his prisoners. Encouraged by the priest he once admired, Peter realizes the good he can do while assigned to his position in hell.
In the same camp, William Chazen, a Jewish professor, is struggling to keep his family safe. But he is slowly losing the battle to keep his eldest son’s detrimental mental condition a secret. When his and Peter’s paths cross, they realize that they can help each other: Peter can help save William’s son and William can help save Peter’s soul.
SALT & LIGHT RADIO HOUR
I just finished taping an interview for the nationally syndicated radio show, “The
Salt & Light Radio Hour” The show will air Feb. 17th and 18th on one of its many
affiliates, (The Catholic Channel on Sirius Radio, Spirit Catholic Radio Network,
Agnus Dei Radio, Baraga Radio), but if you’re interested in listening, it may be
easiest to check out their podcast of it which will be available at noon on Feb. 17th
at the shows website, www.saltandlighttv.org/radio
INTERVIEW ON "TUKEETOWN" May 2018
Podcast from 6/20/17 Immaculate Heart Radio appearance available at; https://soundcloud.com/phoenixdiocese/6-20-17-dcn-dennis-lambert-the?in=phoenixdiocese/sets/the-catholic-conversation
Ahwatukee Foothills News June 21st Edition View at;
Arizona Republic Ahwatukee-Tempe Section July 3rd Edition
Podcast from appereance on WCAT Radio, St. Louis; http://www.wcat
FROM THE BLOGGING WORLD! ...
Catholic Fire Nov. 2017 A Review of The Table http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/10/table-dennis-lambert-book-review/
Spiritual Women Sep. 2017 http://spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-catholic-fiction-table-by-deacon.html
Faith, Inspiration, and a Cup of Tea https://christinaweigand.com/2017/09/07/the-table/