Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices to Treasure the People Right in Front of You

Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices to Treasure the People Right in Front of You

by Alexandra Kuykendall


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As Christians, we know we are called to love our neighbor. We may even grasp that "neighbor" encompasses more than just the people living next door or down the street. But what we too often don't know is how to begin. How do we love our neighbor? Where do we start? What does this look like in our increasingly isolated world?

Following practices outlined in the first chapter of 2 Peter, Alexandra Kuykendall lays out the framework for where to begin. From practicing humility to listening with understanding to being generous in our relationships, Loving My Actual Neighbor offers practical, start-now steps readers can take to love their neighbors. With her approachable, friendly tone and down-to-earth advice, Kuykendall has carved out for herself a place in the hearts of readers, who will be thrilled to extend her commonsense approach into this sphere of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075377
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 658,045
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alexandra Kuykendall is the author of Loving My Actual Life, Loving My Actual Christmas, and The Artist's Daughter and the cohost of The Open Door Sisterhood podcast. A popular writer and speaker for moms around the country. Alexandra has been featured on Good Morning America and Focus on the Family's daily broadcast. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Derek, and their four daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Framework for Loving Your Neighbor 11

1 Holding a Posture of Humility 25

2 Asking Questions to Learn 49

3 Being Quiet to Listen 73

4 Standing in the Awkward 97

5 Accepting What Is 117

6 Lightening Up 141

7 Giving Freely 165

Conclusion: This Is Our Place, Our Time 187

More Ways to Connect with Your Neighbors

Additional Ideas for Practicing the Practices 199

Ten Ways to Connect with Families throughout the Year 206

Ten Ways to Love Your Homebound Neighbors 209

Ten Reasons to Have a Block (or Street or Building) Party 212

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

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