I picked out this book only because I had read all her other books. Oh my goodness! Seriously, this book should be read FIRST then move on to the others. I really enjoyed this and I wasn't at all sure I would! I knew I should, but I wasn't sure. I am quite glad I read it and it makes the other two books click into place. This is the real life story of Judith and her husband and their time in ministry, daily life, and people they came to love and impact while running a hostel in Israel!
It's a very strong true story, and all the ups and downs and the over all plan of what God was doing come to light as you read this book that I didn't put down until the last page. Well worth reading.
COME, STAY, CELEBRATE!
The Story of the Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel
by Judith Galblum Pex
The True Story
Make yourself available to God, and He will use you in ways you can't imagine!You will be convinced of this as you read the story of John and Judy Pex and their conversions as hippies roaming the world in the 1970s to their immigration to Israel, and how the door opened for them to start a hostel near the Red Sea.
In the volatile and highly-charged atmosphere of the Middle East, the Shelter is a point of reconciliation between believers and non-believers, Jews and non-Jews, Israelis and Arabs, all staying together under one roof. For people from over ninety countries the Shelter Hostel has provided a beacon of light and a welcoming home for thirty years, as the Pexes use their gifts of hospitality and evangelism.
Enjoy these touching and humorous stories that reveal how the Lord uses ordinary people to participate in His extraordinary work.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Who Wants to Run a Hostel, Anyway?
2. From Igloos to Palm Trees
3. The Blond Dutchman
4. The House on Poor House Lane
5. Down the Gangplank
6. Melon Box Crib & Sandstorm Solutions
7. Beginning and End of a Hostel
8. Flee to the Refuge
9. Sorry, We're Full
10. Dutch Wall Climber, Russian Coffee Seller & Egyptian Doctor
11. Pee Mattresses, Snotty & Other Encounters
12. Elvis & Pilgrims
13. Next-Door Strangers
14. Lebanese Fugitive & Jordanian Aristocrat
15. Scuds, Sirens & Sealed Rooms
16. The Russians Are Coming
17. Seeking Culture, Finding Yeshua
18. God Exists In Romania
19. Chicken Feet & Dog Liver
20. Visits to Court & to China
21. Trail Angels
22. From Sudan to Zion
23. Trouble In Zion
24. EPILOGUE: Musings and Memory
25. POSTSCRIPT: Best News in a Zillion Years
Memoir/ Evangelism/ Christian Life/ Messianic Faith/ Israel
5.5" x 8.5" / 264 Pages
Illustrated: 26 photos