Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Strangers At My Door Book Review


 About the Book

Jesus Told Us Where to Find Him. What If He Really Meant It?
Jesus is never far away. Just look for an outcast.

His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless, the widows, and the hungry and homeless. He said that he himself was a stranger, and commended those who welcomed him. If he really meant these things, what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need?

Jonathan and Leah Wilson-Hartgrove decided to find out. The author and his wife moved to the Walltown neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina, where they have been answering the door to anyone who knocks. When they began,  they had little idea what might happen. But they counted on God to show up.

In Strangers at My Door, Wilson-Hartgrove tells of risks and occasional disappointments. But far more often there is joy, surprise, and excitement as strangers become friends, mentors, and helpers. Immerse yourself in these inspiring, eye-opening accounts of people who arrive with real needs, but ask only for an invitation to come in. You will never view Jesus and the people he cares about the same way again. (Goodreads)

My Review

What a great book. I love the idea of having a home for others to stay in even in difficult situations. This book takes this idea and puts it into reality. This couple moves into the part of town not many people choose to live in. Guys sell drugs on the corner and people get shot. But this couple sees the people for who they really are and think there is much more to them than being tagged the "guy on the street". This book is full of the people that stayed in their home and the things that happened. I LOVED everything about this book.I wish I had the courage to do the same to those that have no where to stay and show God's love.

Five stars.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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