This week, I read Christianity Today’s interview with Rosaria Butterfield, on her new book [easyazon_link identifier=”143355786X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World[/easyazon_link]. The interview piqued my interest in the book, but it also raised questions about the nature and ends of Christian hospitality.
Here’s a list of the most helpful books I’ve found on the Christian practice of hospitality.
(This list includes, and builds on, the list of recommended books on hospitality from [easyazon_link identifier=”0830841148″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Slow Church [/easyazon_link] that I co-authored with John Pattison)
By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith
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[easyazon_link identifier=”080287505X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Saved by Faith and Hospitality[/easyazon_link]
Jipp first provides a thorough interpretation of the major biblical texts related to the practice of hospitality to strangers, considering especially how these texts portray Christ as the divine host who extends God’s welcome to all people. Jipp then invites readers to consider how God’s hospitality sets the pattern for human hospitality, offering suggestions on how the practice of welcoming strangers can guide the church in its engagement with current social challenges—immigration, incarceration, racism, and more.
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