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In June of 2020, our family started attending a new church. Yes, right at the beginning of the pandemic and lockdowns. Our new church committed to three important things: children’s ministry, meaningful worship, and prayer. This small church of 25 attendees has grown over the last two years, greatly. I truly believe it has everything to do with prayer and focused outreach to our community. Our mission statement is: Love God. Love People.
When I was given the chance to review Neighborliness by David Docusen I knew this book would fall right into our mission at church and my own personal life. I have not been disappointed. You’ll see why below. I highly recommend this book, friends. It’s timely and so needed right now.
Do you want to love your neighbor as yourself but don’t know where to start? This practical, accessible guide to bridging the dividing lines of politics, race, and economics, both individually and as the church, will help you amplify Jesus in your community and build God’s kingdom.
When asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus gave a two-part answer: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” and also “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love God. Love others.
Jesus’ simple command to love your neighbor can feel overwhelming when your neighbor looks, lives, and votes differently than you do. Racial and economic tensions across the country have resulted in deep dividing lines that seem really intimidating to cross.
Docusen breaks down these lines in approachable chapters, including topics such as:
- how to actively seek out people you can benefit and encourage
- what it means to find a diverse and supportive community that fulfills needs
- examples of real-life experiences, including highlights and missteps of Docusen’s ongoing journey
- how churches can teach difficult topics with grace and truth.
Neighborliness is a practical guide to bridging those dividing lines and learning to recognize and amplify the beauty of God in our communities. Backed by David’s speaking and training through the Neighborliness Center, this book will help individuals and churches reach out to their neighbors, love them through Christ, and build God’s kingdom.
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