As much as I have talked about being intentional, it is still hard for me to get to know the people right next to me in my own neighborhood. I have gotten to know my next door neighbor (yay for Mommy friends!!) and have chatted with the neighbors on the other side of our house….but that’s it.
Amy Lively’s book has some great suggestions and practical tips for getting to know your neighbors. She even talks about ways to do that if you’re an extrovert…and ways to do it if you’re an introvert.
Her book was convicting, as I realized again that it is sometimes easier for me to love my figurative neighbor rather than my literal neighbor. And her book was also exciting, as I came up with new ideas to love my neighbors.
From hosting a block party, to starting a Bible study, to creating a neighborhood watch, Amy has a lot of practical ideas to implement, as well as other resources and sources of encouragement. Check out her site here.
I recommend this book if you have ever wondered how you can love your neighbors well…without being weird. 😉
Note: I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review.