Open Door Living- Book Review

A book on Christian hospitality that is well-written and would make a great gift. The cover is designed beautifully, includes a ribbon marker and an inscription page.

There are entertaining ideas, craft ideas, menus and decorating ideas

All of which can be used to transform your home into an entertaining mecca

The book includes a lot of low cost ideas, guest ideas and conversation starter.

 

It is s good book for those that entertain and I would give it 4 stars

I have received a free copy of this book in return for an honest and fair review – Disclaimer pursuant to FTC 16 CFR Part 255

Sacred Holidays – Book Review

The author, Becky Kiser, takes you on a journey through the calendar in this helpful book on making the holidays more Jesus, less chaos.

 

The first thing I recommend is to read the foreword “How to Use This Book”.  I will admit that I usually skim over them, but the foreword in this book gives detailed information on how the book is meant to be used and is necessary to understand the format.

 

The contents page will provide a great reference in explaining when to take advantage of her helpful insights by “holiday”.

 

Part 1, she tells us to READ NOW, it forms the basis of getting your mind into the upcoming implementation of steps, which is broken down by the holiday in Part 2.  Each holiday has its own section which you are told to read 30 to 60 days in advance of the actual day.

 

The author is keenly aware of the obstacles and struggles that can occur and has included Part 3 to give you some additional advice on how to handle situations that may come up.

 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.  People who enjoy entertaining and setting up for the holidays will find a lot of good ideas to assist them.  I, myself, am not really into the holiday entertaining, but I found myself realizing that maybe because of the chaos and stress that can occur I chose to just not do it.

 

Read, Enjoy, Implement the strategies in this book and you will find your holidays with

 

More Jesus, less chaos

 

https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/sacred-holidays-P005805602

 

Entertaining Angels– Movie Review

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  Hebrews 13:2

The other night my husband and I watched the movie, Entertaining Angels:  The Dorothy Day Story.  If you don’t know anything about Dorothy Day, I can only say that learning more about her will challenge you to a more radical kind of Christian love (agape).

As a young woman, Dorothy was not a Christian, but she was always concerned with social justice.  She converted to Catholicism after bearing a child out of wedlock.  Returning to work as a journalist, she felt called to do more than simply write about the plight of the poor — she wanted to do something.  Encouraged by her friend, Peter Moran, she started the Catholic Worker Movement which published a newspaper and established “hospitality houses”  to minister to the physical needs of the homeless and hungry.  Dorothy (and her young daughter) lived with the poor and shared their lives.  Later in life she was jailed multiple times for protesting war and nuclear armament. Some have called her “the American Mother Theresa.”

Dorothy took the words of Jesus literally.  She tried to live her life as He did.  This made many people, even fellow Christians, uncomfortable.  She lived her faith.  She welcomed and loved people most of us would find undeserving and unlovable.  Was it easy?  No.  The movie depicted her frustration, anger and loneliness. Why did she continue?  She felt it was God’s call to her.  What is His call to you?