Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition
Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition  -     By: Christine D. Pohl
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Welcoming the stranger is an age-old Christian virtue. By visiting historical figures (e.g., Chrysostom, Calvin, Wesley) as well as modern communities (e.g., L'Arche, L'Abri, the Catholic Worker, Jubilee Partners), Pohl equips us for this vital ministry. "Guaranteed to challenge,"---Books & Culture. 205 pages, softcover.

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Title: Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition
By: Christine D. Pohl
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 214
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 11 ounces
ISBN: 0802844316
ISBN-13: 9780802844316
Stock No: WW44316

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Publisher's Description

Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making Room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today.

Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities -- the Catholic Worker, L'Abri, L'Arche, and others -- this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.

Author Bio

Christine D. Pohl is associate provost and professor of Christian social ethics at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.

Editorial Reviews

Sisters Today
"In her beautiful book Making Room, Christine Pohl . . . illustrates both in content and in format the profound meaning of hospitality in Christian life. . . Using her own pastoral experience and that of others, Pohl deals realistically with the fragility of hospitality in its limits, boundaries, and temptations. . . Pohl encourages readers to engage in thoughtful reflection on how important it is to adopt the attitude of the early Christians toward all people in our world."

Booklist
"Pohl elegantly, accessibly introduces the history of Christian hospitality and its potential for transforming contemporary Christian practice. . . The book appeals not only to readers interested in contemporary Christianity and its historical development but also to those interested more generally in the margins of society and the commercialization of hospitality and welfare."

Books & Culture
"Casual readers beware: Making Room is guaranteed to challenge even the most complacent Christian. You are not likely to walk away from this book unchanged."

CBA Marketplace
"[Pohl] effectively weaves biblical insight, historical precedent, and practical wisdom, exploring how concern for strangers has been normative from ancient times. To revitalize this 'moral dimension,' Pohl challenges readers to move beyond their safety of hosting people within their familiar social or economic world. While contemporary examples focus on intentional Christian communities -- such as L'Abri or the Catholic Worker -- the book has rich implications for house- or church-based ministry. Ultimately, readers from any church background will learn that as they make room for others in their homes, more room will become available to them to receive God's blessings."

Christian Retailing
"Making Room is a welcome reminder that as God's people we are all called to be hospitable to others, whether or not we have what some call 'the gift of hospitality.' The book would most appeal to those desiring to make a difference in the lives of others through hospitality."

Publishers Weekly
"Christine Pohl addresses a surprisingly undiscovered topic in Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition. Far from a Martha Stewart handbook for Christians, Pohl's work focuses on the nitty-gritty of forging community hospitality, as evidenced in such organizations as The Catholic Worker, L'Abri and The Open Door. Hospitality, she writes, should be more about welcoming strangers than friends and family."

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