In Open Heart, Open Home Karen Mains steps far beyond how-to-entertain hints to explore the deeper concepts of Christian hospitality--the biblical way to use your home and an open heart to care for others. Countless pastors have recommended this classic resource as the meaningful example of how the Holy Spirit ministers to and through us to make others feel truly welcome and deeply wanted. Wherever you live, you'll appreciate the life-changing principles of this timeless book which has sold over 500,000 copies. You'll be freed from the burdensome aspects of cultural entertaining when you learn how to welcome others into your house as if they were Christ himself. Along the way, you will discover how to become a Christian lighthouse within your community. This newest edition contains 54 helpful ways to make hospitality work. It also covers the happiness and hazards of an open home in a growing family, explorations of hospitality in the business world, and soul-searching discoveries of God's hospitality to us all. Check out its brand new bible-study companion, Opening Our Hearts & Homes.