Over the past few months, we’ve spent time and words zeroing in on what it means to practice true hospitality — the kind that Jesus models for us all and invites us to as well. We had a book club all about it, we’ve shared videos from our friends as they learn what hospitality looks like in their real lives, we’ve heard from you as you bravely open your doors, and we’ve studied the way hospitality is woven throughout the stories in Scripture.
Here’s what our friend (and resident hospitality queen) Jen Schmidt has said of hospitality:
Our homes — no matter how imperfect — are the most likely location for changing the world around us.
Our home is a safe, refreshing haven, a place where everyone is valued and welcome, a soft place to land, a place where real life happens, a place where guests are comfortable, a place where rest comes easy and our souls can breathe, a place full of love and laughter, tears and hugs, a place where the doors swing wide open.
Let’s learn together how to throw open our doors, yeah? And now we have a great resource to help you do just that . . .
Introducing the newest book from the (in)courage community!
Open-Door Living: Easy Ways to Share the Gift of Hospitality invites you to replace the expectations and anxiety of hosting with encouragement, and it includes easy ways to welcome people into your home and point them to Christ. If Just Open the Door opened your eyes to what true hospitality looks like, Open-Door Living is your next step. This how-to book includes DIY tips and tricks, recipes, devotions, space to write notes, stories, hand-lettered Scripture, and beautiful photographs.
If you loved Just Open the Door, then Open-Door Living NEEDS to be on your bookshelf!
Open-Door Living starts with an invitation to the heart of hospitality, then continues with Jen’s best practical ideas to remove stress from four aspects of hosting:
The stories Jen shares will build your confidence in hosting as you learn that the heart of hospitality starts with Christ. But also, the book will show you how to build a fabulous charcuterie board, creative and new ways to host all kinds of gatherings, and how to open your door with joy.
Grab two copies (or three, or four!) of Open-Door Living and slip the extra into a friend’s diaper bag at your mom’s group, invite a friend over for coffee and slide it across your kitchen table, or pop it in the mail to a far-away pal. Purchase a copy for your coffee table, your book club, or to keep in your kitchen with folded-down pages of recipes and DIY tricks to try. However you decide to use it, we know Open-Door Living will bless your heart and home!
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