Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary Christians
A Radical Approach to Preparing Your Heart & Home for Gospel-Centered Community
- 168 Pages
- September 15, 2020
- ISBN: 9781680996180
- Trim Size: 7.5in x 9in
Winner of the 2020 Best Book Awards!
Prepare your heart and home to serve not only family and friends, but neighbors and strangers too! Make any space a haven of discipleship, connection, and comfort.
As Christians, we sometimes forget the power of an open door to a lost world. Using our homes to live out our faith in the true model of the Great Commission is challenging in our busy, over-scheduled lives. But having a home that is always open and available is key to living in community with others and being missional in our thinking. In this beautiful and inspiring book, wife, mom, and interior design enthusiast Victoria Duerstock offers simple and inspiring ways to prepare our hearts and homes to be open to friends, neighbors, and strangers.
You don't need an immaculate or professionally decorated home to be hospitable. In fact, there is beauty in being honest with others about our lived-in spaces, and great value in being humble enough to live life together in the midst of imperfection. But it'll be a blessing to you and to your guests to create a space that reflects the beauty, peace, and joy of life in Christ.
Whether you have a tiny apartment or a big old farmhouse, you can learn how to:
- Declutter common areas
- Bring hygge to your guest room (or even just to your couch, if that's all you've got!)
- Create a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere
- Schedule in regular housecleaning
- Prepare freezer meals for no-stress last minute dinners
"The most beautiful thing about true biblical hospitality is that it has very little to do with our homes and everything to do with our hearts. In this book, Victoria reminds us that hospitality is something that God calls all of us to extend to others, not just those who seem to have perfect homes. With both practical tips and relatable encouragement, this is a book that will become a go-to for women who are ready to confidently answer that call. —Vanessa Hunt, author of Life in Season and the blog At the Picket Fence.