The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

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

About The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The word hospitality often invokes a scene of a gracious, impeccably fashioned host welcoming guests into a beautifully appointed home prepared with perfectly-presented meals. However, when the Bible calls Christians to be hospitable, it's calling them to much more. In this book, Rosaria Butterfield invites readers into her home and shows from her own life and experience how "radically ordinary hospitality" can be a bridge for bringing the gospel to lost friends and neighbors—something that she experienced herself on her journey to Christ. Such hospitality welcomes those who look, think, believe, and act differently than us into our own everyday, sometimes messy lives. Christians will be inspired and equipped to use their homes and tables as a way of showing a skeptical, unbelieving world what love and authentic faith really look like.

Table of Contents

Preface: Radically Ordinary Hospitality

1. Priceless: The Merit of Hospitality
2. The Jesus Paradox: The Vitality of Hospitality
3. Our Post Christian World: The Kindness of Hospitality
4. God Never Gets the Address Wrong: The Providence of Hospitality
5. The Gospel Comes with a House Key: The Seal of Hospitality
6. Judas In the Church: The Borderland of Hospitality
7. Giving Up the Ghosts: The Lamentation of Hospitality
8. The Daily Grind: The Basics of Hospitality
9. Blessed are the Merciful: The Hope of Hospitality
10. Walking the Emmaus Road: The Future of Hospitality
Conclusion: Feeding the 5000: The Nuts and Bolts and Beans and Rice

Title:The Gospel Comes with a House Key
Edition Language:English
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  • Jessi

    This is a hard review to write. First, in college I was welcomed by the author into the very type of hospitality she describes in this book. I know that she practices what she preaches, and practices ...

  • Jeremy

    Read 5 myths about hospitality here. Hospitality is a habit....

  • Wes Smith

    Amazing book about hospitality. Rosaria gives a vision of what biblical hospitality looks like in real world and its importance in our post-Christian culture. The book is full of biblical truths and p...

  • Nicole

    Christians are called to be “given to hospitality.” In college and the years before marriage, hospitality was always fun and easy... My roommates along the way and I always had people in our house...

  • NinaB

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via #netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have been looking forward to reading this book; first, because the author is one I’ve admir...

  • Kim

    God did a big work in my heart regarding hospitality last year during Hurricane Harvey. We found ourselves, for one night and one day, in terrifying and desperate need of rescue and hospitality, and G...

  • Matthew Mitchell

    In The Gospel Comes With a House Key Rosaria Butterfield beckons the Church to practice what she calls, “radically ordinary hospitality,” and she and her husband Kent lead the way.The potency of B...

  • Justin Heck

    This is probably one of the best books I've ever read. Rosaria's story is compelling, and her writing has been used to open my eyes to what Scripture says about Christian hospitality. I recommend this...

  • Blake

    An absolutely excellent book, by Rosaria Butterfield. I've never met Rosaria, but through her writings, I almost feel like we are neighbors. If you've read her book, "The Secret Thoughts of An Unlikel...

  • Andy Huette

    Butterfield's story of "radical ordinary hospitality" gives voice to a missing component in the contemporary church. Radical ordinary hospitality is ordinary in the sense that it's not complex or fanc...