“Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.”
This book by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements is about using hospitality to change the world. They argue from a Biblical perspective that hospitality– inviting people into your home, taking people in, taking care of people, talking to people– is the best way to change the world. By doing this, we are following God’s order to every single person on earth: to be a disciple and show others the love of God.
They tell the reader that we must see that our ordinary lives are significant. When we invite someone in and show them love, and allow them to see our crazy and imperfect lived that are lived for Christ, we can show them the love that Christ has for us. They use the point that it is much more likely that someone will come over if you invite them for dinner than if you invite them to a church event.
These two authors were so relatable, funny, and vulnerable, it was truly a joy to read their words. They give responses for all of our excuses that we just cannot lie about, and offer questions to consider at the end of each chapter, so you can figure out the best way to use hospitality in your life. This book also includes a bonus 6 week group study guide.
I gave this book 5/5 stars, and I truly think this is a book that everyone should read, because it is just so simple and powerful.
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.