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  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key

  • Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World
  • By: Rosaria Butterfield
  • Narrated by: Rosaria Butterfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 436

With the story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use “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. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected

  • By Kacie Nesby on 11-06-18

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I loved The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert so I thought this would be just as good... alas Rosaria makes it clear that practicing "Radically Ordinary Hospitality" is not only commanded of all believers, but that it's indeed central to the Gospel of Christ.

I'm sorry Rosaria but the Bible doesn't command Christians to be hosts at all, let alone how atypically typical that hosting needs to be.

If all of the extra commands in this book were taken out it would have been an easier read but even then, the composition was all over the place. Chapters had titles, but they didn't account for a majority of the content therein.

I do want to practice hospitality as a Christian. And this book has encouraged me to talk to my neighbors. But I don't think there is a "Christian Hospitality"... I think there are many ways to be a hospitable Christian and I do think it would be great if more Christians were doing this type of thing. I just don't think that's a good excuse to call it a Scriptural Mandate.

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  • ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible

  • The Bible for Life
  • By: Crossway
  • Narrated by: David Heath
  • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 709

Would you believe it took nearly 500 years to translate the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible? That's because the ESV builds on the great translations of the past - including William Tyndale's New Testament of 1526 and the King James Version (KJV) of 1611. But the ESV Bible also builds on the best Christian scholarship of the last 100 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Study Guide

  • By Aaron on 02-16-13

Excellent choice for straight read through.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Great choice for Genesis to Exodus read through but you may want to look elsewhere for a Bible where you can easily flip to a specific portion of scripture.