Biography

Evelyn Bence

Evelyn Bence, author of ROOM AT MY TABLE: Preparing Heart and Home for Christian Hospitality, is known for the warm, personal writing style that has made her a favorite of readers who have looked forward to her next work. She is the author of PRAYERS FOR GIRLFRIENDS AND SISTERS AND ME, SPIRITUAL MOMENTS WITH THE GREAT HYMNS and MARY'S JOURNAL, an award-winning novel written in the voice of Jesus’ mother. Evelyn is the coauthor of JUST AS WE WERE: A Nostalgic Look at Growing Up Born Again and compiler of numerous inspirational collections.

Evelyn’s personal essays have appeared in various publications, including the Washington Post, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, US Catholic and Good Letters (blog). For more than 10 years, her devotionals have been featured in the Daily Guideposts annual devotional. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Anglican Theological Review, America, Christian Century and Blue Ridge Country.

Evelyn, an editor and a writer, lives in Arlington, Virginia. She has served as religion editor at Doubleday, managing editor for Today’s Christian Woman magazine, and senior editor at Prison Fellowship Ministries. She is a graduate of Houghton College.

Evelyn Bence

Books by Evelyn Bence

by Evelyn Bence - Christian, Devotional, Nonfiction

In ROOM AT MY TABLE, Evelyn Bence offers 52 delightful meditations that emphasize Christian love as the foundation of gracious hospitality. Her grace-filled readings provide spiritual inspiration for the seasoned hostess alongside gentle domestic instruction laced with realistic expectations for the novice. She even includes favorite recipes. Short closing prayers and questions for reflection allow readers to personalize Evelyn’s devotional anecdotes.