Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome and Wanted

Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome and Wanted

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ISBN-13: 9781578490363
Publisher: Mainstay Church Resources
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 208

About the Author

Karen Burton Mains is co-director (with her husband, David) of Mainstay Ministries, based in Wheaton, Illinois. She is also the director of Hungry Souls, a ministry designed to teach Christians how to establish self-directed spiritual growth.

For nearly two decades Mains was a member of the on-air team for The Chapel of the Air radio show and a regular guest on the award-winning You Need to Know television program. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, heading a multi-ethnic task force for eight years, and later served as the board's first woman chairperson.

Mains has written more than twenty-six books, including The Fragile Curtain (winner of the 1982 Christopher Award), Making Sunday Special, Tales of the Resistance, Tales of the Restoration, Abuse in the Family, Lonely No More and Comforting One Another (Thomas Nelson). Her IVP titles include The God Hunt and Open Heart, Open Home.

Table of Contents

Introduction9
1"Company's Comin'!"15
2On Entertaining23
3The Immanent Guest35
4The Gift of Hospitality47
5The Servant61
6On Serving & Being Served73
7Telltale Marks81
8Welcome97
9The Family of Joint Heirs107
10Open Homes119
11The Finest House in Town129
12Householding139
13Open Hearts149
14The Hospice159
15Stewards of Time169
16Shortcuts181
17Creativity and Simplicity189
18At Ease199
Given to Hospitality--A Prayer207

What People are Saying About This

Leighton Ford

I'm so glad this book is coming back into print. . . . An open heart and an open home are tools for evangelism as well as tools for building Christ-centered community.

Gloria Gaither

When I was a young mother traveling and singing on the weekends and still trying to be a 'perfect' homemaker, I found Open Heart, Open Home. . . . It helped me to see our home as a real instrument of ministry, not as a showplace for furniture.

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