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Open Heart, Open Home

Karen Mains

Open Heart, Open Home

Karen Mains

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Introduction1. "Company's Comin'!"2. On Entertaining3. The Immanent Guest4. The Gift of Hospitality5. The Servant6. On Serving & Being Served7. Telltale Marks8. Welcome9. The Family of Joint Heirs10. Open Homes11. The Finest House in Town12. Housholding13. Open Hearts14. The Hospice15. Stewards of Time16. Shortcuts17. Creativity and Simplicity18. At EaseGiven to Hospitality--A Prayer

- Publisher Can a simple dinner party for the neighbors change the world?Karen Mains says, "Yes!"And inOpen Heart, Open Homeshe shows how. In this classic on Christian hospitality, Karen Mains steps far beyond how-to-entertain hints to explore a biblical and spiritual approach to using your home to care for others. This approach to hospitality can literally transform the fabric of your community and your world.If you labor under the illusion that hospitality requires Martha Stewart-like abilities, then Mains will free you from a load of guilt! Instead, she offers fresh and inspiring ideas for using your own resources to serve rather than to impress with new "opening the door" activities in each chapter. You will discover how the Holy Spirit can work in and through you to make others feel welcome and wanted.Whether you are a business executive or a homemaker, a professional minister or a layperson, a seasoned entertainer or an entertaining klutz, you will find here the encouragement and skills you need to reach out with the gospel through daily acts of acceptance, belonging and love.

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About "Open Heart, Open Home"

Introduction1. "Company's Comin'!"2. On Entertaining3. The Immanent Guest4. The Gift of Hospitality5. The Servant6. On Serving & Being Served7. Telltale Marks8. Welcome9. The Family of Joint Heirs10. Open Homes11. The Finest House in Town12. Housholding13. Open Hearts14. The Hospice15. Stewards of Time16. Shortcuts17. Creativity and Simplicity18. At EaseGiven to Hospitality--A Prayer
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Can a simple dinner party for the neighbors change the world?Karen Mains says, "Yes!"And inOpen Heart, Open Homeshe shows how. In this classic on Christian hospitality, Karen Mains steps far beyond how-to-entertain hints to explore a biblical and spiritual approach to using your home to care for others. This approach to hospitality can literally transform the fabric of your community and your world.If you labor under the illusion that hospitality requires Martha Stewart-like abilities, then Mains will free you from a load of guilt! Instead, she offers fresh and inspiring ideas for using your own resources to serve rather than to impress with new "opening the door" activities in each chapter. You will discover how the Holy Spirit can work in and through you to make others feel welcome and wanted.Whether you are a business executive or a homemaker, a professional minister or a layperson, a seasoned entertainer or an entertaining klutz, you will find here the encouragement and skills you need to reach out with the gospel through daily acts of acceptance, belonging and love.
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Meet the Author

Karen Mains

Mains is an author, speaker and radio and television co-host. She is a co-founder of the Chrysostom Society, a group of Christian authors committed to excellence in their writing.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. "company's Comin'!"
  • 2. On Entertaining
  • 3. The Immanent Guest
  • 4. The Gift Of Hospitality
  • 5. The Servant
  • 6. On Serving & Being Served
  • 7. Telltale Marks
  • 8. Welcome
  • 9. The Family Of Joint Heirs
  • 10. Open Homes
  • 11. The Finest House In Town
  • 12. Housholding
  • 13. Open Hearts
  • 14. The Hospice
  • 15. Stewards Of Time
  • 16. Shortcuts
  • 17. Creativity And Simplicity
  • 18. At Ease
  • Given To Hospitality--a Prayer

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 181784
  • Product Code 083082300X
  • EAN 9780830823000
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Aug 2002
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.244kg

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