The Kitchen Table

(14 customer reviews)

There’s more than food served at the kitchen table.

Ask Edwarner Ruffin – husband, father, and soldier in the US Army. As a black man going through the motions and clinging to misconceptions of success, it took a nationwide emergency to show Ruffin he wasn’t winning…he was just getting by. And only the table was going to help pull him through.

In his debut book – The Kitchen Table, Edwarner takes readers on an emotional journey as he comes to grips with the failures cemented by ignoring the lessons he learned at the kitchen table growing up. At the table is where his Christian foundation was laid. At the table is where his parents molded his behavior in church, school, and public spaces. At the table is where high expectations for Edwarner’s promising life were set…but once he gave up his seat, his promising life spiraled into a haze of drugs, disappointment, and self-sabotage. Years later, Edwarner found himself as the head of the family he always desired, but it wasn’t until the world was shut down that he’d reclaim his seat and lead his family to victory.

The kitchen table is known for belly-busting meals that make you want to nap long after enjoying the last bite. For Edwarner Ruffin, the kitchen table is the platform for him and his family to revisit old traditions and begin new ones as they position themselves to inspire others to elevate their mindsets to believe they can be and have anything they set their minds to. The Ruffin family has taken their seat at The Kitchen Table; grab a seat, flip the pages and join them on this journey of restoration!


14 reviews for The Kitchen Table

  1. Asiah R

    Can’t wait to get this book!

  2. Scott I

    I’m looking forward to reading and sharing this book.

  3. Eric

    Excited brother..can’t wait to read it

  4. Carlo Nalls

    How long? Not long now. The most anticipated book from the community. The anxiety is on the scale of a boxing fight, which is proper given you’re going to fight for us.

  5. George Byers

    It has been an honor witnessing Edwarner Ruffin evolved into an enlightened individual striving to lead his family on the path of holistic generational prosperity.
    The anticipation of reading the finished book is intoxicating
    May God continue Blessing Edwarner and his family.

  6. Darius Pugh

    I’m looking forward to reading this. I love the kitchen table concept!

  7. CJ

    I’m going to read this book with joy and excitement know and seeing the growth of the Author.
    I will be promoting this book as if I wrote it.

  8. Audrey Speight

    Sounds awesome and inspirational. I’m looking forward to reading this book.

  9. Audrey Speight

    This seems like a great book for every African American family to read together.
    I’m Looking forward to reading this book.

  10. Jeffrey Roberts

    I witnessed the process and the power of positive parenting that produced the author of this scroll of wisdom. Edwarner and his bride then applied this time-proven method to raise their own children. This is a must read for 21st century parents who are willing to learn modern methods and timeless values.

  11. Zane Purdy

    This book will definitely be apart of my library. I can’t wait until it hits the shelves.

  12. SgtMaj Clive O’Connor USMC (Ret)

    Awaiting the release of Ed Ruffin ” The Kitchen Table” with anticipation. As you know, one the best ways to learn how to do something is by immersing yourself in it. Looking forward to an extremely powerful story. Good luck to you & your family👪.

  13. Sheila O. Ruffin

    The title “The kitchen table’ is so moving it makes me feel anticipation and I’m on the edge of my seat!
    I’m so happy to be on this journey with you, just know I will forever be your number one fan!

  14. Sarita

    It sounds like it will be an excellent book. I’m looking forward to reading it. Congratulations, Edwarner!!

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