on January 3, 2002
If you've been troubled or frustrated by surface relationships within the church, Strauch's book will likely point you in a direction you desire to go. Sadly, I've never heard anyone teach on hospitality before - I expect many others have not as well. Strauch does an excellent job of explaining the church's need to demonstrate hospitality between members and to those outside the church.
Most of the book takes a look at what the Scriptures command about showing hospitality. The closing pages give a few ideas for practicing hositality and list several additional resources to assist you in practicing hospitality.
on June 26, 2000
Strauch is right... Hospitality is the Lost Jewel in our ministry arsenal. We're much more comfortable with large, bureaucratic and impersonal programs. That way we can "turn off" our Christianity when we leave the building and go about serving ourselves. It's threatening to help other people or - God forbid - let them into our homes. Every godly household should read, heed, and practice this advice. The need for most "programs" to do "ministry" would evaporate overnight! Did I mention you should buy a copy for every household in your church?
on September 18, 2003
This is a gem of a help on the topic of hospitality. The Bible clearly commands that Christians actively practice hospitality, and Alexander Strauch here explains these commands in an enlightening and absorbing fashion. Mr. Strauch offers many helpful tips on how to be hospitable, and explains the blessing of stretching yourself to bless others. A very good little book, as is Steve Wilkins' recent release on this topic, _Face to Face_.
on September 4, 2001
Possibly one of the best books I've read in a while, its short, but complete. Strauch puts this important subject in perspective, and gives great advice to those who want to implement hospitality. I recommend this to every Christian! Buy more than one copy if you can, you'll want to pass it on. If only Christians were reading this like they were "Prayer of Jabez" then their walk would truly be impacted!