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Invited : the power of hospitality in an age of loneliness

Author: Leslie Verner
Publisher: Harrisonburg, Virginia : Herald Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many people today feel lonely, isolated, and disconnected from God and others. We crave authentic community, but we have no idea where to start. We'd be glad to cultivate friendships; but honestly, who's got the time? In Invited, writer Leslie Verner says real hospitality is not having a Pinterest-perfect table or well-appointed living room. True hospitality is not clean, comfortable, or controlled. It is an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Verner
ISBN: 9781513804330 1513804332 9781513804835 1513804839 9781513804842 1513804847 9781513804347 1513804340
OCLC Number: 1055683028
Description: 221 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The quest for community --
Staying put --
Stranger love --
Linger longer --
The friendship conundrum --
Habits of hospitality --
Beyond our limits --
Solitude --
Utterly dependent --
A shared life.
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"Many people today feel lonely, isolated, and disconnected from God and others. We crave authentic community, but we have no idea where to start. We'd be glad to cultivate friendships; but honestly, who's got the time? In Invited, writer Leslie Verner says real hospitality is not having a Pinterest-perfect table or well-appointed living room. True hospitality is not clean, comfortable, or controlled. It is an invitation to enter a sacred space together with friends and strangers. Through vivid accounts from her life and travels in Uganda, China, and Tajikistan, and stories of visiting congregations in the United States, Verner shares stories of life around the table and how hospitality is at the heart of Christian community. What if we in the West learned about hospitality from people around the globe? What if our homes became laboratories of belonging? Invited will empower you to open your home, get to know your neighbors, and prioritize people over tasks. Holy hospitality requires more of Jesus and less of us. It leads not only to loving the stranger but to becoming the stranger. Welcome to a new kind of hospitality." --

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