Loving your neighbour isn't a random command; it's God's perfect plan.
"I want to love my neighbour, but I don't know how."
Most of us feel guilty about Christ's command to love our neighbour, but let's be honest--we don't even know most of the people living around us.
How can you love people you don't even know? Besides, doesn't it count as "loving our neighbour" when you send money to missionaries and put out yard signs for your church? Are you supposed to just knock on your neighbours’ doors and tell them about Jesus?
"They'll think I'm weird."
How to Love Your Neighbour Without Being Weird helps you overcome fears about getting to know your neighbours and sharing your faith. You'll learn simple, practical ways to get to know your neighbours, using your God-given personality. As you venture out of the comfort of your living room and into the lives of your neighbours, you'll form authentic friendships, create a safer community, and find fulfilment in obeying Christ's #2 command.
A very timely book for a very isolated culture. Amy Lively offers practical help and guidance in the neglected practice of hospitality. - Dr Dennis Rainey, president, FamilyLife
This ministry is changing lives in neighbourhoods all over the communities that we serve. Amy has followed God's leading into an untapped area of people that need Jesus. What a simple idea of reaching out to your neighbourhood--the area that God placed you in for His purposes and Kingdom. Amy's ideas and excellent resources have offered a no-excuse zone for this ministry. The Lord said, 'Love me and love your neighbour.' He chose Amy to show us the way. Thank you for this amazing resource! Now let's go make disciples! - Chrissy Dunham, director of women's ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
Amy knows God has given each of us a corner of the world to share the love of Jesus and the hope found in His Word. Her book equips women, spiritually and practically, to answer this call and open their hearts and homes to friends and neighbours. - Wendy Blight, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and author
Have you longed to reach out in your neighbourhood but feel paralyzed by doubts and fears? Me too! Amy's practical advice from her own experiences gives the equipping 'how to' as well as the inspirational 'want to.' She motivates you to push past the obstacles and live Jesus' command to love our neighbours. - Amy Carroll, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and author
About the Author
Amy Lively is a writer and speaker who provides tips, tools, and teaching about loving our neighbours without being weird, offensive, or pushy. Amy draws from her own experience knocking on her neighbours’ doors and leading a women's neighbourhood Bible study. She is passionate about helping people identify their unique ministry gifts and use them in their community. She has a degree in practical ministry and oversees communication to the congregation and the community at Life Church Ohio. Amy, her husband, and their daughter live in Lancaster, Ohio, with a holy dog and an unsaintly cat.