How to love.
“Love God, love your neighbor.”
Sounds simple, right?
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With words rooted in ancient Scripture yet rich in modern application, I help women discover lasting hope in Jesus during difficult days—and share this with a neighbor.
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When I heard about the book “How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird” by Amy Lively, I snapped it up – I was hoping for more ideas on ways to reach out to these people whose names I finally know! You know how sometimes it feels like a chore to finish reading certain books? This book was not like that. Lively opens up with her personal testimony, and then tells the story of how she started a neighborhood Bible study. She effortlessly weaves stories into encouragement for why we need to reach out to our neighbors, the benefits and challenges, and practical encouragement.
The “Hope Fully” study has strengthened my walk! Amy helped me see the value of suffering and how to let God use suffering to help me grow, and to HOPE FULLY for my future and His will in my life. I appreciated her vulnerability and her compassion! I liked how we used the Bible as an integrated whole as we studied one book, and the historical perspectives related to the 1 Peter time frame. Amy kept my attention in each lesson; she made it so interesting and so Biblical. This topic was so relevant during this time of turmoil that we’re in!
We were overwhelmingly blessed and inspired by your words. I believe that our prayers were answered when we prayed that you would allow God to speak through you. Not your word but His!
I ran into one of our ladies yesterday and she was so excited! First she said how convicted she was that she had never reached out to her neighbors. But then she followed up with, “After hearing Amy, I am motivated because she made it sound so simple. I can do this!”
How to Pray for Your Neighbor
Do you wonder how to pray for the neighbors on your street, your friends and family – or even for yourself? I’d like to send you a free prayer guide with words straight from Scripture, with space to fill in your loved one’s name, so you can pray with confidence and hope-filled expectation.
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