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Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome & Wanted [Paperback]

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2002
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  083082300X  
EAN  9780830823000  


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Can a simple dinner party for the neighbors change the world? Karen Mains says, "Yes!" And in Open Heart, Open Home she 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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Can a simple dinner party for the neighbors change the world?Karen Mains says, "Yes "And in Open Heart, Open Home she 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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This book got me back on track.  Sep 14, 2005
In my earlier, mostly single, years--a bit younger than the author was when she wrote this book--I practiced a very open hospitality. What made me order this book, after being aware of it for 25 years, is that I was experiencing a current crisis in my own hospitality as a middle-aged woman with a family, grand-family and large community of friends. I didn't like that I had so 'tightened up' with my home. An introduction from the author written in this 1997 revised edition put my current feelings in perspective. She points out that we go through "cycles and seasons in our life of hospitality." Whew, there was hope. I was experiencing a cycle, but I was spiraling down with it. I recognized negative attitudes working against my heart of hospitality that I had to confront. Karen Mains helped me to pinpoint them, in not always so gentle a way. I had internal work to do, which is never pleasant. I have to admit that my house will probably never be as open as it was when I was in my 30s, but I am becoming more relaxed about welcoming guests--particularly unexpected ones--with open arms. The part of the book that helped me the most was to understand the difference between 'entertaining' and 'hospitality'. Over the years, as I increased in creativity in the home and out, much of my relaxed hospitality took on the pressure of 'entertaining'. Mains aptly points out the difference in a way that leads to the type of change I was looking for: being guest centered (serving) instead of self centered (impressing). The book is filled with myriad change-worthy points, both practical and spiritual, that will meet many women exactly 'where they live' to help produce the type of welcome they want their homes to extend.
 
Disappointing  Jul 18, 2005
I had read positive reviews of this book on a number of sites, but I was disappointed. There is very little practical, specific information in the book. There's a lot of vague talk about Biblical reasons to become more hospitable, and different types of hospitality (from welcoming home family members to fostering children), but very little specific advice about how to carry out this hospitality.

I could sum up everything I got out of this book in five pages or less.
 

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