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Lively, Amy. How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2015
Reviewed by Craig Kraft
Lively has taken the Lord’s command to “Love your neighbor” and put it into very practical terms. Most of us struggle with this simple command. We wonder what it looks like, we don’t know who most of our neighbors are, and we don’t want to be branded as crazy Christians. We think it is all about inviting people to church, but it is not. Lively demonstrates a simple approach to loving her neighbors and her neighborhood in a way that is “normal.” It stretches us out of our comfort zone and uses our home or yard as a place where people may meet Jesus through us.
The book is written by a woman and primarily to women. However, as a man, I still learned a lot from the author and was challenged to consider how intentional I am in my relationships with others in my community. It is an easy book to read but every page will challenge you to think in new ways about who you are and where God has placed you.
*A review copy of this Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communicationsand Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.