An open door, a hug, coffee brewing, dinner cooking in the oven . . . Christian hospitality is all of this---and more. Going beyond Martha Stewart-type hints, Mains's biblical approach to entertaining equips you with the skills to serve rather than impress and to reach out with the gospel in acts of love and acceptance.
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Review 1 for Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome & Wanted
Date:September 23, 2009
I ordered this book after our pastor preached on hospitality & used bulletin inserts with quotes from it. The quotes were life-changing, so I ordered the book. The book is very good at distinguishing between entertaining & using hospitality & your home as a ministry to others. I used to feel that before I could have people over (or let them in when they stopped by) that I had to have the house (& myself) looking decent. Boy, was I convicted! I learned that I can minister to someone not by entertaining & planning for their visit solely by cleaning & making everything presentable, but by preparing myself to make the visit about THEM. What can I do for THEM? I highly recommend this book to anyone - but especially those who (like I was) think it is ok to "keep their house locked to outsiders" just because you don't feel you have the gift of hospitality.