Making Room – Christine Pohl

March 15, 2007


Book Description
Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. MAKING ROOM revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today. Christine Pohl traces the eclipse of this significant Christian practice, showing the initial centrality of hospitality and the importance of recovering it for contemporary life. Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to modern service communities–The Catholic Worker, L’Abri, L’Arche, and others–this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.