"Kara Eidson’s wise, down-to-earth Advent reflections—a long one for each Sunday, followed by very brief expositions for the other days of the week— are structured around four aspects of hospitality: invitation, planning, preparation, and welcoming. In accompanying videos available on the publisher’s YouTube channel, Eidson provides additional entry points for discussion. – The Christian Century
"Kara Eidson brings a scholar’s insight, a pastor’s heart, and a storyteller’s gift to the task of writing. Through the lens of hospitality, Kara invites us to hear anew the powerful themes and scriptures of Advent, and to spend time daily reflecting upon them." – Adam Hamilton, pastor and author of Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith
"Kara Eidson’s Stay Awhile is an invitation that comes at just the right time. With daily devotions, questions for reflection, liturgical guides, and even a pop-up pageant, this Advent study is a rich resource for individuals, small groups, and congregations, alike. Eidson’s focus on hospitality reminds us of the importance of preparing for Jesus—physically, materially, and spiritually. Like a balm for our frenzy-filled lives, Stay Awhile offers restoration, shifting our focus and deepening our experience of the Advent season." – Christine Coy Fohr, co-author of Meeting Jesus at the Table: A Lenten Study
"In this Advent study, Kara Eidson helps us prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ in the past, present, and future by exploring God's life-changing hospitality that invites all to feel at home, safe, and loved in God’s presence."– Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr.