The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian WorldAbout The Gospel Comes with a House KeyThe word hospitality often invokes a scene of a gracious, impeccably fashioned host welcoming guests into a beautifully appointed home prepared with perfectly-presented meals. However, when the Bible calls Christians to be hospitable, it's calling them to much more. In this book, Rosaria Butterfield invite...

Details The Gospel Comes with a House Key

TitleThe Gospel Comes with a House Key
Release DateApr 30th, 2018
PublisherCrossway Books
GenreChristian, Christian Living, Religion, Christianity, Nonfiction, Theology, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews The Gospel Comes with a House Key

  • Jessi
    This is a hard review to write. First, in college I was welcomed by the author into the very type of hospitality she describes in this book. I know that she practices what she preaches, and practices it very well. I was an unchurched Christian and she brought me, and many other college students, to church followed by lunch in her modest apartment with delicious and modest meals. The wisdom, love, and conversation she shared at these lunches were ...
  • Wes Smith
    Amazing book about hospitality. Rosaria gives a vision of what biblical hospitality looks like in real world and its importance in our post-Christian culture. The book is full of biblical truths and personal stories of how Rosaria and her family have lived out hospitality. Throughout the book she gives helpful practical advice to what hospitality can look like as far as meal planning, budgeting, and scheduling.A few helpful thoughts about hospita...
  • Nicole
    Christians are called to be “given to hospitality.” In college and the years before marriage, hospitality was always fun and easy... My roommates along the way and I always had people in our house. We had a lot of energy and plenty of time. Now as a mom of two little boys and with a husband getting his PhD, this has become much more difficult to live out. I was recently talking with my friend on this subject and she challenged me in this area...
  • Sarah Wolfe
    Every Christian should read this book.
  • NinaB
    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via #netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have been looking forward to reading this book; first, because the author is one I’ve admired from afar ever since I read her first book, Confessions of an Unlikely Convert; second, because hospitality is a ministry dear to my heart. I had high expectations for this book; and sadly, it slightly disappoints. Perhaps I’m being nit picky an...
  • Matthew Mitchell
    In The Gospel Comes With a House Key Rosaria Butterfield beckons the Church to practice what she calls, “radically ordinary hospitality,” and she and her husband Kent lead the way.The potency of Butterfield’s book comes from her storytelling. She obviously subscribes to the maxim, “Show, don’t tell,” and does a masterful job at it. Her true life stories of biblical hospitality brim with the raw grace and beautiful mess that is the gos...
  • Blake
    An absolutely excellent book, by Rosaria Butterfield. I've never met Rosaria, but through her writings, I almost feel like we are neighbors. If you've read her book, "The Secret Thoughts of An Unlikely Convert," you've read her amazing testimony of how Christ saved her from a life of radical feminism and the lesbian lifestyle, using the hospitality of a pastor and his wife, while Rosaria taught at Syracuse University. Even in the pages of the fir...
  • Andy Huette
    Butterfield's story of "radical ordinary hospitality" gives voice to a missing component in the contemporary church. Radical ordinary hospitality is ordinary in the sense that it's not complex or fancy, only the ordinary obedient call of followers of Jesus. It's radical because living like the Butterfield's is a path of life that is so generous, open, warm, accepting, and sacrificial that it looks strange in the sight of the world. Butterfield sh...
  • Joan Buell
    Many of us may not be called to the level of hospitality that Rosaria sets forth here...but don't let that discourage you from reading this book to the end. Hospitality is not all or nothing. Christians are called to have open hearts and open homes, as was written a while ago by Karen Mains...another seminal book on hospitality. It is not entertaining, or displaying our homes and our talents it is a mindset and a way of life. This book has really...
  • Ivan
    A deeply challenging and moving book. A call to what Rosaria calls “radically ordinary hospitality.”
  • Kendal
    Read this. It’s the title and much more. Don’t be intimidated by the directness. Instead let it challenge your thinking then figure out how God has uniquely called you to hospitality.
  • Robin
    Another thought provoking book from Rosaria. This book like her other two hits home is a whole new way! Living life with a bent towards ordinary radical hospitality is naturally going to look different at my house than at the Butterfield's. This is not a "how to" rather a commitment to let the scripture speak on the subject of hospitality by showing us examples of the messiness and beauty of it from Rosaria and her family's life. The real questio...
  • Bill Pence
    This book, one of the best I have read this year, by a respected author and speaker, is about hospitality, a subject that I am not very good with, but have a sincere desire to grow in. The author tells us that offering radically ordinary hospitality is an everyday thing at her home. As she describes what that looks like, she tells interesting, and at times heart-breaking, stories that illustrate her points, including stories about Hank, her neigh...
  • Rachel Menke
    Every person who claims to be a Christian needs to read this book. But be prepared to look at the state of your heart, to be offended, and to be humbled. This book is all about what Butterfield calls “radical ordinary hospitality” and not only what it is but also helpful information about why and how she does it. Here’s my favorite thing about the book she shows that there is a biblical way to reach out to our neighbors even the ones who ar...
  • gail thompson
    The desire to feel welcome, understood, and loved is inherent in each of us. Rosaria Butterfield’s newest book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key, teaches and illustrates how we can satisfy those desires in others in a low-key, but meaningful way. The art of hospitality shouldn’t be an art. It should be as natural as a cup of cool water, the extra hot dog hot off the grill. It should be an open door that invites a friend, neighbor, stranger i...
  • Terri
    I received a prepub copy and read it in two days sitting with my 90 year old mother-in-law in the hospital. Roasaria Butterfield's encouragement in real honest hospitality is helpful, hopeful and honest. She clearly expresses why we are told to, "offer hospitality to one another without grumbling." Simply put it's hard work and it will lay your life bare before everyone who walks in your door. And God will bless.Butterfield sifts in to the tellin...
  • Julie Gentino
    I'm amazed and humbled by Rosaria Butterfield's story: both of her conversion, and of the life she has lived since coming to Christ. She's one of my favorite Christian writers, and I've read all of her books. Once again, in with The Gospel Comes With a House Key, Rosaria doesn't pull any punches. She challenges the Church both to a life of unwavering commitment to the truth of Scripture, and also generously, sacrificially loving our neighbors and...
  • Johanna
    An inspiring look at the Butterfield family's practice of hospitality, which goes far beyond your average hospitable family. Rosaria Butterfield challenges Christians to look at how they practice hospitality, and to go beyond what is comfortable or easy.I would have given this book a higher rating if it had not been so wordy, and at times difficult to understand. I am fairly well-read, and enjoy classic literature, but the style of writing in my ...
  • Nicole Morgan
    This was such an eye-opening, challenging and thought-provoking book. Having read “Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” I was excited to read a book on hospitality by the same other. Read it! I bet it’ll change the ways you think about things, whether or not you end up imitating the pattern of the Butterfield Family.
  • Daniel Wells
    Stimulated, convicted, and resolved to put into practice in both my family and my extended spiritual family the vision and practice of radical, ordinary hospitality. Thankful for this book which is not just about how families might practice hospitality but also how the local church might practice a vision of ministry that is different from more contemporary models.
  • John-Mark Echols
    For anyone wondering how to live out the Christian faith, this book is a must. Hospitality is an underutilized opportunity to build bridges with people outside of our church circles. Full of practical ways to know and love our neighbors and Rosaria’s testimony is an incredible witness to the power of Christian hospitality.
  • Rosemary
    So thankful for this convicting and hope-filled book! Rosaria speaks the truth plainly and strongly, reminding Christians of the daunting call to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. An excellent challenge to live out our faith in the strength of the Holy Spirit, mixed with practical ideas and helpful examples from her own life to help us get started.
  • Tessa
    I loved this book and am currently reading again and going back through with a highlighter! Has challenged me to think about how I interact with those around me and how we can “bring the church to the people.”
  • Samuel Parkison
    This book is just as convicting as the title would lead you to believe. So beautiful. So winsome. A fantastic, counter-cultural vision of Christianity.
  • Tyler Recker
  • Ryan
    Encouraging yet convictingGreat book. So many challenging things to consider and take action on as we seek to care for and love others.