8.17.2016

Next Door As It Is In Heaven - Book Review



Book Description:

There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities.

No more. Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established.


My Review:

This book made me long for my childhood. I lived in a small town (still do) where everyone knew each others names and shared their time, food, help with those around them. Things have changed a lot since I was a child. Our children can't just run around the neighborhood like we once did. Our neighbors were always outside and everyone was watching the children and everyone was friends. It was a great time and place to grow up. 

This is a wonderful book to help you remember to love your neighbor. As they tell about their own personal journey, the Authors help you to see how we can stop living in our own bubble and get outside and know your neighbor better. This book will encourage you. It will inspire you. This is a wonderful must read. 




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