Thursday, June 25, 2015

How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird by Amy Lively (WITH GIVEAWAY!!!!)


Description:

"I want to love my neighbor, but I don't know how."

Most of us feel guilty about Christ's command to love our neighbor, but let's be honest--we don't even know most of the people living around us.

How can we love people we don't even know? Besides, doesn't it count as "loving our neighbor" when we send money to missionaries and put out yard signs for our church? Are we supposed to just knock on our neighbors' doors and tell them about Jesus?

"They'll think I'm weird."

How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird helps you overcome fears about getting to know your neighbors and sharing your faith. You'll learn simple, practical ways to get to know your neighbors, using your God-given personality. As you venture out of the comfort of your living room and into the lives of your neighbors, you'll form authentic friendships, create a safer community, and find fulfillment in obeying Christ's #2 command.

Loving your neighbor isn't a random command; it's God's perfect plan.
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My Thoughts:

This book is dedicated to loving and reaching out to the neighbors that live close to you. While I do think it's helpful as far as reaching out towards others, it definitely has potential for more value for those that live in communities where the houses are close together and many. That's not realistic for many. If you live in the country, or unsafe communities(which the author does recommend using common sense), this book probably won't be the greatest fit for you.

I feel like I keep saying I don't connect with books lately(and you'll see me say the same thing again later today), but after reading halfway through this one, I started skimming though the rest. I'm usually drawn towards books that have anything "weird" about it. Since it was right there in the title, and I've tried to add more "relationship" reading into my days lately, I thought it would be a good fit for me. I don't live in a community that I could watch my neighbors to see when they were most active, and therefore, the best time to approach them, as recommended in here. I'd have to hide in the trees, with binoculars, and then possibly see the neighbors. That would be very weird, and be completely against the point of the book. Again, I could still use some of the advice, but I'm just not the target audience for the book.

There is some great encouragement and advice for those wanting to connect with neighbors, but I do feel those living in closer set communities will benefit the most from it.

*I was provided a review copy, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Purchase Link:

How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird


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GIVEAWAY:

Would you like to win my copy of this book?

Just leave me a comment, with a way to contact you if you win, and I'll enter you in the drawing.

Rules:

-US only
-Ends June 30th, 2015
-Must be 13 or older
-Winner will be chosen by random.org

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1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for more ways to connect with others lately, so hopefully this book will be a good option!

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