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    DescriptionJesus 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. Here, 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.


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    Title
    Strangers at My Door
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307731951
    ISBN 10: 0307731952
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HRCS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    Ingram Subject Code: RH
    Libri: I-RH
    BISAC V2.8: REL012110, REL023000, REL012120
    B&T Approval Code: A13683100
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 241/.671
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 241.671
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: BV4647.H67 W55 2013
    DC23: 241.671
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVX, QRVK
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Convergent
    Publication date
    28 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a popular speaker and well-known peace and social-justice activist. With Shane Claiborne he founded the New Monastic movement, which emphasizes an intentional life of prayer, seeking consensus, and engagement in the world. Jonathan and his wife, Leah, founded Rutba House, a Christian community that welcomes visitors, guests, neighbors, and strangers. In addition, he serves as an associate pastor at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. The author of more than a dozen books, his writings include "The Awakening of Hope" and "The New Monasticism."
    Review quote
    Praise for "Strangers at My Door " ""Strangers at My Door "is not only an invitation into the life of a hospitality house; it's an invitation into real Christianity. By that I mean the radical inclusivity of Jesus that embraces and fights for the ones mainstream society shuns and abhors and terminates without batting an eye. It is, in short, an invitation for each of us to open our lives to the stranger and become more fully human." "--Sister Helen Prejan, author of Dead Man Walking ""We Franciscans are always happy and impressed when other folks discover what we were supposed to be known for! The Franciscan 'charism' never dies and always re-emerges in fresh form--because it is the very 'marrow of the Gospel'. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is teaching you how to live that Gospel in our time, and in such fresh and alive ways." "--Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation, Center for Action and Contemplation ""Fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights movement came to Mississippi, I saw the wisdom of the approach that says, 'Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them.' Those young people did what Jesus had done, and black folks from the South were able to change America and say, 'We've done it ourselves.' Jonathan and his friends at Rutba House have joined that same quiet revolution, and they are not alone. They give me hope that America may yet be born again." "--John M. Perkins, founder of the Christian Community Development Association " "With elegant prose honed by brutal honesty, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove provides a theological account of what it means to welcome the stranger--strangers who often turn out to lack any gratitude. Wilson-Hartgrove's narrative gives one hope as he refuses to be defeated by ungratefulness." "--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University "