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“The Gospel Comes with a House Key” wins
2019 Christianity Today Book Award

WHEATON, Ill. (December 12, 2018)—Crossway is pleased to announce that Rosaria Butterfield’s book The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World(Crossway, April 2018) has won the 2019 Christianity Today Book Award in the Christian Living & Discipleship category.

The Christianity Today book awards honor outstanding books of special interest to the Christian community. Winners are awarded in 14 categories including Apologetics/Evangelism, Biblical Studies, and Christian Living/Discipleship.

“It seems that God has raised up Rosaria Butterfield, with her incredible background, example, and prophetic voice, as a gift to the twenty-first-century church for such a time as this,” commends Justin Taylor, Crossway’s publisher for books. “We were honored to partner with her on this book, urging Christians to live out their calling in radically ordinary ways.”

In The Gospel Comes with a House Key, Butterfield shares engaging stories from her own life-changing encounter with radically ordinary hospitality to equip Christians to use their homes as a means to showing a post-Christian world what authentic love and faith really look like.

“Those who live out radically ordinary hospitality see their homes not as theirs at all but as God’s gift to use for the furtherance of his kingdom,” Butterfield writes. “They open doors; they seek out the underprivileged. They know that the gospel comes with a house key. They take biblical theology seriously, as well as Christian creeds and confessions and traditions.”

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), Sam Allberry (speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries), Gloria Furman (author of Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full), and many others.

Butterfield is also the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown & Covenant, 2012) and Openness Unhindered (Crown & Covenant, 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 tenured 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.

About Crossway: 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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