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“The Gospel Comes With A House Key” by Rosaria Butterfield surpasses 100,000 in print sales with Crossway

WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that Rosaria Butterfield’s The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (Crossway, April 2018) has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales.

With engaging stories from her own life-changing encounter with radically ordinary hospitality, Butterfield equips Christians to use their homes as a means of showing a post-Christian world what authentic love and faith really look like. Such hospitality sees one’s home not as his or her own, but as God’s tool for the furtherance of his kingdom as people welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from them into their everyday, sometimes messy lives.

“For Christians to maintain an authentic Christian witness to a world that mistrusts us (at the very least), we must be transparently hospitable,” writes Butterfield. “The Christian life is a cross-bearing life, and the word of God calls and equips God’s people to holy living. All our neighbors must know that we live differently from the world, and they will know as we live visibly within the means of grace, placing ourselves under the authority of the church as members in good standing—and we must be unmistakably hospitable.”

Available in both hardcover and ebook formats, The Gospel Comes with a House Key has received commendations from Russell D. Moore (president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention), Gloria Furman (author of Missional Motherhood), Sam Allberry (author of 7 Myths about Singleness), and more.

Moore writes, “One cannot spend any time at all with Rosaria Butterfield without a renewed sense of how good the good news really is. This book is a needed call to the church to model the hospitality of our Lord. As our culture faces a crisis of loneliness, this is the book we need. The book will inspire you and leave you with a notebook filled with ideas for how to practically engage your neighbors with the welcome of the gospel.”

“It is a great honor for us to publish this book, which Rosaria describes as the work closest to her heart, and it is a wonderful encouragement for us to see how widely it has sold, especially given that this is a book that directly challenges the church to get out of its comfort zone and to become biblically hospitable for the sake of the gospel,” commends Justin Taylor, Crossway’s executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher. “Rosaria is a gift to the church, and we are delighted to see how many are responding to this timely and timeless message.”

Butterfield is also the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012), and Openness Unhindered (Crown & Covenant Publications, 2015). For more information about the author, visit

Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-centered content, to honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information visit

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