The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door

September 7, 2019 - Comment

Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it’s hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of “friends” through online social networking,

Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it’s hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of “friends” through online social networking, but we often don’t even know the full name of the person who lives right next door.

This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.

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Anonymous says:

As practical a book on Christian living as I’ve read this year A book on how to be a good neighbor? Seriously? What next? A book on how to pour a bowl of cereal?But we need it. As simple and intuitive Jesus’s simple command: “love your neighbor as yourself” seems, there is a huge gap between us agreeing with it and us living it out. That has certainly been the case for us. Of the eight places my wife and I have lived in our sixteen years of marriage, four of those locations we were flat out bad neighbors — completely absent, and only…

Anonymous says:

This is a wonderful book that will help you understand what it means … This is a wonderful book that will help you understand what it means to be a good neighbor, develop deeper relationships with those who live nearby, and learn the levels of relationships. The author’s personal honesty about his initial feelings about some neighbors (dog barked all the time and the owner didn’t care) was refreshing. I also liked the fact that Pathak stresses in the latter part of the book that one’s motivation for quality neighboring should not be motivated only by the desire to…

Anonymous says:

Has a lingering effect I finished this book a month ago, and I keep coming back to it. I think about the premise when I leave my house in the morning, when I return in the evening, when I am in the yard with my kids, when people are over at my house. “How am I at loving my neighbors?” Not great if I am honest.This book has challenged me to love the people who live closest to me. The Art of Neighboring emerged out of conversations taht several pastors had with a town council. After three hours…

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