In Open Heart, Open Home Karen Mains steps far beyond how-to-entertain hints to explore the deeper concepts of Christian hospitality--the biblical way to use your home and an open heart to care for others. Countless pastors have recommended this classic resource as the meaningful example of how the Holy Spirit ministers to and through us to make others feel truly welcome and deeply wanted. Wherever you live, you'll appreciate the life-changing principles of this timeless book which has sold over 500,000 copies. You'll be freed from the burdensome aspects of cultural entertaining when you learn how to welcome others into your house as if they were Christ himself. Along the way, you will discover how to become a Christian lighthouse within your community. This newest edition contains 54 helpful ways to make hospitality work. It also covers the happiness and hazards of an open home in a growing family, explorations of hospitality in the business world, and soul-searching discoveries of God's hospitality to us all. Check out its brand new bible-study companion, Opening Our Hearts & Homes.
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In this inhospitable world, a Christian home is a miracle to be shared. With over 400,000 copies sold, Open Heart, Open Home has become the definitive classic on Christian hospitality. Karen Mains steps far beyond women's how-to-entertain hints to explore the deeper biblical and theological foundation for using your home to care for others.
If you're looking for a spiritual boost, here is a life-changing guidebook that gives you:
--Release from feeling you must be the perfect host or hostess
--The sure cure to loneliness and isolation
--Help in making connections with others
--Encouragement to form a new view of ministry
--guidance for simple, natural evangelism
This new edition of Open Heart, Open Home will give you a peek into Karen's past and present life, including explorations of hospitality in the business world and soul-searching discoveries of God's hospitality to us all. You'll also find new "Opening the Door" activities to help you implement each chapter in your everyday situations.
Open Heart, Open Home is valuable reading for:
--Men and women
--Professional ministers and people in the pews
--Marrieds and singles
--The "social butterfly" or the home-bound
--Seasoned entertainers and hospitality klutzes
Countless pastors have recommended this most meaningful resource on the essential way the Holy Spirit ministers to and through us to make people feel welcome and wanted.About the Author:
Karen Mains is a prolific author and an articulate communicator whose national prizewinning books address deep spiritual issues. Most of her creative works have been birthed out of personal experience as a pastor's wife and her many active years in radio and television broadcasting with The Chapel of the Air Ministries.
Her travels through barrios and refugee camps in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa resulted in her book The Fragile Curtain, which won the 1982 Christopher Award given to writers, producers, and directors whose works affirm the highest values of the human spirit and are representative of the best achievements in their fields. Since then, in the publishing of more than a dozen books, Karen has been the recipient of many other awards, including three Christian Booksellers' Gold Medallions. Open Heart, Open Home is her first and best-selling classic, which in its several printings has sold hundreds of thousands of copies.
Widely experienced in administrative leadership, Karen is now a member of the executive team of The Chapel Ministries, and her eight-year service on the board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship culminated in being elected the first woman chairperson of that committee (1993-1995).
The Mainses have been married for 36 years and live in the western suburbs of Chicago. As the parents of four grown children, Karen and David are highly committed to Christian family values and are eagerly sharing their invaluable experience with the next generation, their growing clan of grandchildren.
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Book Description Chariot Family Pub. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1555131654 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0723489
Book Description Chariot Family Pub, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1555131654