Practicing Hospitality

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Authors: Pat Ennis & Lisa Tatlock

Subtitle:

The Joy of Serving Others

What makes a person or a home hospitable? Does hospitality call for a beautifully decorated home and a menu filled with gourmet foods, or can it be as simple as offering a friend a cup of tea?

In Practicing Hospitality two longtime professors (and practitioners!) of home economics provide both the theological base and the practical knowledge to understand and implement God's plan for hospitality. They provide a blend of theologically sound content, real-life illustrations, and practical application. They focus on developing both the Christian character and practical skills so the act of hospitality is a joy for the host and hostess and a source of encouragement for the guest.

Each chapter concludes with recipes and projects that provide readers with an opportunity to personally apply the book's content. Anyone seeking to grow in their knowledge of biblical hospitality will be richly rewarded by the biblical teaching and practical suggestions in this book.

About the authors:

Pat Ennis (EdD, Northern Arizona University) is distinguished professor and director of homemaking programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has authored and coauthored several books, including Practicing Hospitality.  Dr. Tatlock has taught home economics at The Master's College since 1988. Both authors regularly speak to women's groups and write articles on various topics.