Book: Pathak, Jay, and Dave Runyon. The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.
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Point: Until we recognize that “neighbor” in the second greatest command in Scripture can actually mean “someone living next to us,” we will fail to see our responsibility to those God has placed in our lives to love.
Agreement: I appreciated the challenge. How easy is it for me to generalize “neighbor” to everyone, and miss the individual right next door. It was very convicting to see what was, and at the same time, exciting to see what could be.
Personal App: Am I loving my neighbor specifically? Do I know my neighbor?
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it to someone who:
- Is interested in obeying the Great Commandment
- Is looking for good ideas about how to love their neighbor
Other books along this theme would be:
- Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Revell, 2006.
- Dever, Mark. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism. First Edition. Crossway, 2007.
- Stiles, J. Mack. Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus. Crossway, 2014.