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Read online Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries our generation knows little about its life giving character i Making Room i revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity difficulty and blessing of hospitality today .

Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities the Catholic Worker L Abri L Arche and others this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel by Christine D. Pohl

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Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition
Title:Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition
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Number of Pages:219
Category:theology, christian, non-fiction, spirituality, religion, christianity
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A Christian View of Hospitality: Expecting Surprises, Study Guide for Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition, Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism and the Theological Academy, Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People, Living Into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us, Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission, Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition
Why in an age of connectivity are our lives more isolated and fragmented than ever And what can be done about it The answer lies in the hands of God s people Increasingly today s Christians want to be the church to follow Christ together in daily life From every corner of society they are daring to step away from the status quo and respond to Christ s call to share their lives more fully with one another and with others As they take the plunge they are discovering the rich meaningful life that Jesus has in mind for all people and pointing the church back to its original calling to be a gathered united community that demonstrates the transforming love of God br Of course such a life together with others isn t easy The selections in this volume are by and large written by practitioners people who have pioneered life in intentional community and have discovered in the nitty gritty of daily life what it takes to establish nurture and sustain a Christian community over the long haul br Whether you have just begun thinking about communal living are already embarking on sharing life with others or have been part of a community for many years the pieces in this collection will encourage challenge and strengthen you The book s fifty two chapters can be read one a week to ignite meaningful group discussion br Contributors include from John F Alexander Eberhard Arnold J Heinrich Arnold Johann Christoph Arnold Alden Bass Benedict of Nursia Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt Leonardo Boff Dietrich Bonhoeffer Joan Chittister Stephen B Clark Andy Crouch Dorothy Day Anthony de Mello Elizabeth Dede Catherine de Hueck Doherty Fyodor Dostoyevsky Jenny Duckworth Friedrich Foerster Richard J Foster Jodi Garbison Arthur G Gish Helmut Gollwitzer Adele J Gonzalez Stanley Hauerwas Joseph H Hellerman Roy Hession David Janzen Rufus Jones Emmanuel Katongole Arthur Katz Soren Kierkegaard C Norman Kraus C S Lewis Gerhard Lohfink Ed Loring Chiara Lubich George MacDonald Thomas Merton Hal Miller Jose P Miranda Jurgen Moltmann Charles E Moore Henri J M Nouwen Elizabeth O Connor John M Perkins Eugene H Peterson Christine D Pohl Chris Rice Basilea Schlink Howard A Snyder Mother Teresa Thomas a Kempis Elton Trueblood Jean Vanier and Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries our generation knows little about its life giving character i Making Room i revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity difficulty and blessing of hospitality today br br Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities the Catholic Worker L Abri L Arche and others this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel, Every Christian should read this provocative book Christine thoroughly delineates the interlocking relationships and dangerous deformities of practices that could deepen our communities but often destroy them This volume is pertinent to our families churches even places of work br Marva J Dawn br author of Truly the Community, Michelle Hershberger demonstrates that Christian living is full of calls and opportunities to meet the stranger in need and to extend the gospel through a ministry of hospitality Pages