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The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (Tgc (Women's Initiatives)) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781433557866
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Crossway Books - April 30th, 2018

Perhaps this topic calls for a stark, hard-hitting polemic. But Rosaira, addressing her Christian audience here, is more gracious than that. She not only issues a call for "radically ordinary hospitality"; she also carefully unfolds the biblical mandate for us while recounting numerous, interwoven and very personal anecdotes from the hospitality-laden fabric of her family's life. And it's obvious that that life is not an easy one. It's one of cross-bearing. After considering how discomfiting, sadly foreign, and attractive is Rosaria's portrait of hospitality, I'm reminded of Chesterton's famous lines: "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”  


Review by Adam

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Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines--My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780735291270
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Multnomah - July 17th, 2018

From Pee Wee dropout, to the NFL sidelines and the assistant to Pete Carroll the Seattle Seahawks head coach.

This book is classified as Religion but could also be classified as a sports book. Fast and inspirational read.


Review by Patti J.

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House for My Name Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781885767691
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Canon Press - November 27th, 2002

Ironically, today's progressive despises fundamentalists while insisting on reading the Bible only as a bad fundamentalist would - that is, in only the most thoughtless, uninformed and knee-jerk manner possible. This Old Testament survey is an ideal corrective. Leithart is an intellectual Master Chef, astonishing us on nearly every page as he serves up a blend of detail and Big Picture in a rare feast guaranteed to satisfy as round-the-dinner-table family reading or as personal study. So come and view, as you never have before, the intricate design God used to write the first half of His book. 


Review by Adam