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160 pages
Oct 2003

When God Is the Life of the Party: Reaching Neighbors Through Creative Hospitality

by Norm and Becky Wretlind & Jim Killiam

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Mr. and Mrs. Jones live next door. They seem pretty friendly. Their yard always looks nice and they drive a new Toyota. But is that all we know about them? What steps are we taking to truly share our lives with them?

Intentional hospitality is the answer. With a correct, biblical perspective, we can learn to show God's love, without fear or anxiety. Our lives can be full of natural opportunities to witness and display His grace. But often we need to make the first move before we can connect with those who live near us.

This book invites us to shift our perspective on hospitality and see it as an incredible God-given strategy to share our lives and faith with those around us. With a comforting tone and numerous anecdotes, the authors show us that we needn't worry: Most of our neighbors would love to know us and are searching for real answers to life's tough questions. That's why they are so responsive to our invitation to a neighborhood party.

So take a chance. When you open your front door to others, you open your heart. You'll find that God will use you in people's lives. As you step out of your comfort zone and into your neighbors' lives, "keeping up with the Joneses" will take on a whole new meaning.