The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The Gospel Comes with a House Key
By Rosaria Butterfield
Publisher: Crossway
Genre: Christian Life
Release Date: 04/30/18

In this book, the second commandment gets wheels and takes readers for a ride. The author’s message continually points to what she calls “radically ordinary hospitality.” She says we need to treat strangers like neighbors and neighbors like family. The idea is that your door, wallet, and heart are open to anyone who wants in.

Butterfield shares stories of how her family lives this out by welcoming outcasts into their home, making meals for neighbors, grocery shopping for friends, giving away vehicles, and adopting displaced teenagers. The experiences come to life via colorful writing. Some stories are profound, some are funny, but they all evoke a feeling of admiration and a desire to do more.

This book could be helpful for those wanting to be Jesus-like servants.

—Diane Markins