The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

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Crossway #ad - Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, and act differently from us into our everyday, think, believe, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like. What did god use to draw a radical, god used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, did he use something in print? No, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, simply, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, since she had her doctorate in literature, and authentically.

With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors.

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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: Expanded Edition

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Crown & Covenant Publications #ad - These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. In april of 1999, i felt the call of Jesus Christ upon my life. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work.

Newly expanded edition features over 50 pages of bonus material, including:. Two open letters from Rosaria. Pastor Ken G. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. It was both subtle and blatant, like the peace inside the eye of a hurricane.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: Expanded Edition #ad - And then, might be right about who god was, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down-the idea that Christianity, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved.

She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. Smith's story of reaching out to Rosaria.

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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith

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Crown & Covenant Publications #ad - In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. Her book shows the power of love and hospitality to soften hearts. Susan olasky, world magazine"there are some stories that just need to be told—some testimonies of the Lord’s grace that are so unusual and so encouraging that they will bless everyone who hears them.

. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. Then, in her late 30s, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down-the idea that Christianity, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith #ad - There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. Would you have reached out to a woman who thought christians and their God were ‘stupid, by the standards of many, president, pointless and menacing’?" —Jim Daly, Focus on the FamilyRosaria, was living a very good life.

These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. Also available in a newly expanded edition, ISBN 978-1884527807. This is exactly the case with Rosaria Butterfield, who recently authored The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.

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Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

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Eerdmans #ad - Making room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today. Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities -- the Catholic Worker, L'Arche, L'Abri, and others -- this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.

Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character.

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Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God Gospel Coalition Women's Initiatives

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Crossway #ad - There's no such thing as “just” a mom. Despite the routine tasks and mundane to-do lists, motherhood is anything but insignificant. God has designed motherhood as part of his greater plan to draw people to himself—instilling all women, whether called to traditional mothering or not, with an eternal purpose in nurturing others.

In this book, gloria Furman searches the Scriptures for the mission of God in motherhood. She opens our eyes to god's life-giving promises—promises intended to empower each and every woman as she makes disciples in her home, in her neighborhood, and around the world.

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The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life

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Moody Publishers #ad - But for many of us, the years come and go and we never do. And you get to witness lives change—including your own. The simplest way to change the World is about biblical hospitality and its power for the gospel. Since people will sooner enter a living room than a church, hospitality is a natural and effective way to build relationships for Christ.

As you open your life up to others, you share in the very character of God and experience His joy. You’ll learn:how the home can be a hub for communityhow hospitality leads to joy, purpose, and belongingHow it grows families to love the things of God How it’s not about being the perfect host How to be hospitable regardless of your living spaceHospitality is a beautiful legacy of the church, and a great way to make disciples.

The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality as a Way of Life #ad - Includes 20+ creative ideas for hospitality, plus questions for small groups. The good news is: change can be as simple as opening your front door. How to make disciples using hospitalityDeep down, every Christian wants to make a difference.

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Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story

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Multnomah #ad - From the author of out of a far country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, desire, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, and relationships. Dr. Whether you want to share christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

Christopher yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality.

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Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been

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B&H Books #ad - And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. She knew that christians had a lot to say about all of the above. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. Read in order to understand. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.

But was she supposed to change herself? how was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?   At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. Read in order to hope. I used to be a lesbian. In gay girl, good god, author jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness.

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been #ad - Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

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A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table

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Crossway #ad - Meals have always been important across societies and cultures, a time for friends and families to come together. An important part of relationships, meals are vital to our social health. Chester notes, “The meals of Jesus represent something bigger. Six chapters in a meal with Jesus show how they enact grace, community, mission, hope, salvation, and promise.

Moving from biblical times to the modern world, Chester applies biblical truth to challenge our contemporary understandings of hospitality. He observes that the book of Luke is full of stories of Jesus at meals. Author tim chester sums it up: “Food connects. Chester argues that meals are also deeply theological—an important part of Christian fellowship and mission.

A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table #ad - He urges sacrificial giving and loving around the table, helping readers consider how meals can be about serving others and sharing the grace of Christ.  . These accounts lay out biblical principles.

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Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

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Crossway #ad - What’s more, emotionally driven approaches, a lack of time, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible?Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, as Christian women, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

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Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments

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Harvest House Publishers #ad - If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture’s solutions only raising more questions, you’re not alone. Join emily and laura as they walk through the redemptive story and reveal how the gospel applies to your everyday life, freedom, bringing hope, and joy in every area of motherhood.

Motherhood is hard. Discover how closely the gospel connects with today’s motherhood. In a world of five-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. Emily jensen and laura wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum.

Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments #ad - . But there is hope. You might think that scripture doesn’t have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood.

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