Review: Open-Door Living by Jen Schmidt

"No home is too small that one more can't be welcomed." (38)

Title: Open-Door Living: Easy Ways to Share the Gift of Hospitality
Author: Jen Schmidt
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Genre: Christian Living
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Would you like to replace the expectations and anxiety of hosting people in your home with creative encouragement and easy ways to host others, all while pointing them to Christ? In Open-Door Living, Jen Schmidt helps you see that this is much easier than you think. She starts with an invitation to the heart of hospitality, then shares her best practical ideas to remove stress from four aspects of hosting: food, cleaning, atmosphere, and connection. Featuring beautiful graphics and devotional reflections, Open-Door Living will give you the confidence you need to share the gift of your home.


Do you find it hard to be hospitable? Sometimes it's not when you don't want to be, but just don't know how. Don't you agree? 

Well, Open-Door Living by Jen Schmidt provides "easy ways to share the gift of hospitality," and I thank her for it. With just 95 pages, the author manages to present to readers a full scope of areas to consider with options and ideas, as well as the meaning behind hospitality. Starting off with "The Heart of Hospitality," readers can feel welcome into her thoughts about being hospitable. With checklists, easy to understand ideas and recipes, this will be a great resource at home or even as a gift. Beautiful inside and out in a hardcover, watercolor painted cover and a pretty ribbon to mark the pages, readers will not be disappointed. Let your inner gift of hospitality shine. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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For the last decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. With a variety of topics—from easy dinner ideas and personal finance to leaving a legacy—Jen equips others to live life to its fullest, reminding them it’s the little things that really are the big things in life. A popular speaker, worship leader and founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference, Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.

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