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

, 2018
ISBN: 9781433557897
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What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically. With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.

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  • Show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality”.
  • Brings the gospel to our lost friends.
  • Demonstrates how living radical life, allows strangers to become neighbors.
  • Preface
  • Priceless: The Merit of Hospitality
  • The Jesus Paradox: The Vitality of Hospitality
  • Our Post-Christian World: The Kindness of Hospitality
  • God Never Gets the Address Wrong: The Providence of Hospitality
  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key: The Seal of Hospitality
  • Judas in the Church: The Borderland of Hospitality
  • Giving up the Ghosts: The Lamentation of Hospitality
  • The Daily Grind: The Basics of Hospitality
  • Blessed Are the Merciful: The Hope of Hospitality
  • Walking the Emmaus Road: The Future of Hospitality
  • Conclusion: Feeding the Five Thousand: The Nuts and Bolts and Beans and Rice
Artfully woven into the fabric of who we are, each of us possesses an urgency to be included, an ache to be known, and a longing to be welcomed. In this book, Rosaria describes how the good news of the gospel not only meets our deepest needs but transforms us into cohosts who invite others to meet Jesus. Rosaria Butterfield’s enthusiasm for the unparalleled expression of hospitality—the Son of God on the cross drawing all men to himself—is what energizes her to practice radically ordinary hospitality and invite us all to do the same. This book will stir your imagination to generate creative ways to incorporate radically ordinary hospitality into your own life as well.

--Gloria Furman, author, Alive in Him and Labor with Hope

God strongly advances his cause by raising up prophetic voices of fresh insight, bold words, and powerful impact. Rosaria Butterfield is just such a voice for God in our time. The Gospel Comes with a House Key is Rosaria’s heart reaching out to our hearts, calling us to love our neighbors with sacrificial hospitality. This book is going to shake us all up in the most wonderfully destabilizing way.

--Ray Ortlund, President, Renewal Ministries

This book isn’t for those who want to live the comfortable Christian life. Rosaria proves there is no such thing. She has a unique way of blending personal story and theological teaching that challenges the reader to engage in areas of both agreement and disagreement. I was sharpened well in both cases.

--Aimee Byrd, author, Theological Fitness and No Little Women

Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely ConvertOpenness Unhindered; and The Gospel Comes with a House Key.


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