Join author Kristin Hill Taylor in the grocery store, around tables with friends, and on her beloved porch where she loves to gather people. When she grocery shops, she brings home more than bags filled with cheese, fruit, eggs, and ice cream. There are life lessons, preparations for meals that create meaningful connections, and glimpses of her children as they become who they’re created to be.
Sometimes hospitality is flinging the doors to your home and life wide open for others to enter. Other times it means accepting invitations elsewhere because God has something for you there. Like everything in life, hospitality has seasons. What we do, what we eat, what’s on sale at the grocery, where we go, who comes with us all vary depending on circumstances and seasons – and through it all hospitality is love in action.
In Bringing Home More Than Groceries, you’ll also hear stories of hospitality and community from twenty-one of Kristin’s real-life friends. Come on into the grocery store, in the kitchen, and on the porch where we learn how hospitality heals, nourishes, celebrates, and supports.
What People Are Saying About Bringing Home More Than Groceries
“You. Are. Not. Alone. Those are the four most powerful words we can offer someone else. We need each other, but sometimes we’re not quite sure how to reach out. If you need inspiration to be intentional about doing life with others, this book is for you. Read it. Live it. Enjoy it!”
– Jill Savage, author of Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone
“This gift of a book surprised me with several unexpected forms of hospitality. In expanding my view of what it means to gather, Kristin has nourished my own heart while encouraging me to keep what matters most in my changing season as I forego what doesn’t. Linger in this book’s stories and be encouraged in your own story as you see God’s story throughout.”
– Kristen Strong, author of Girl Meets Change and Back Roads to Belonging
“While I love inviting people into my home, my tendencies toward perfectionism and performance often derail my best intentions. What begins as a way to connect with or encourage others turns into a sweaty, stress-fest as I worry more about providing fancy food or shiny clean sinks than I do about offering hugs and authentic friendship. In Bringing Home More Than Groceries, Kristin shares her stories—and her friends’ stories—of hospitality and the way it can enrich our lives and even grow our faith when we remember why it is we gather in the first place. These stories make me even more determined to step away from Pinterest and step into true hospitality with my people.”
– Mary Carver, host of The Couch Podcast and author of Women of Courage: A 40-Day Devotional
“Kristin invites us into a delightful conversation on the beauty and necessity of hospitality today. She shares stories that remind us hospitality is less about presentation and more about a simple, purposeful invitation into each other’s lives. After reading this book, you’ll want to be more intentional about finding opportunities to practice hospitality right where you are.”
– Erin Port, creator of simplepurposefulliving.com
“Having been the fortunate recipient of Kristin’s hospitality, I can say it is generous, uncomplicated, and seems both easy and natural. She’s the exact person from whom I want to read a book on hospitality. And this one surely does not disappoint.”
– Amanda Conquers, writer at amandaconquers.com