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Simple Hospitality

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
What images come to mind when you think about hospitality? June Cleaver with a plate of warm cookies as Beaver arrives home from school? Susie Homemaker with a meal to deliver to a new mother? An immaculate home with no dust bunnies or cheese puff-encrusted toys? More than a chicken casserole and a bag of salad, writes Jane Jarrell, hospitality is kindness in its simplest ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by W Publishing Group
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Sep 18, 2008 Lia rated it did not like it
This book is misnamed. It ought to be Cutesy Hospitality. I was expecting a book that talked about what it really means to be hospitable. I wanted to see how to BE this way. I wouldn't have minded some application illustrations, ideas of how to put the "be" into effect.

But what the book ended up offering was a lot of preaching about how the bible talks about hospitality, how it is the ministry of women to be hospitable, and that THE WAY to do it was . . . well, here are fifteen things you can do
Sep 29, 2008 Ginger rated it it was ok
Written by a Christian woman whose 'ministry' is hospitality, I liked the thoughts, quotes and scriptures from the first chapter defining and encouraging hospitality. I felt like I learned something. The rest of the book was kind of weak. All application, it was a lot of tips you've heard a million times before, nothing original.
Jul 07, 2014 Sarah rated it it was ok
Includes some cute ideas for entertaining and giving gifts. It is mostly a manual for how to entertain, and I still get the impression it's written by someone with more resources and network than I have. Still, I will try my own take of some of the ideas in this book.
Mar 20, 2013 Natasha rated it liked it
It wasn't what I was expecting, but I liked it ...especially the emphasis on not being obsessed by any ideas pertaining to perfection.
Jan 18, 2015 Amanda rated it it was ok
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An uninspiring book offering cutesy entertaining advice to stereotypical church moms. I was not impressed.
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Good ideas about why and how to be hospitable.
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