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Here Goes Nothing: An Introvert's Reckless Attempt to Love Her Neighbor Paperback – February 28, 2017
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"Her essays are perceptive and clever as she ponders her motivations for not getting involved in her neighbors' lives. As Broekhuis outwardly writes about the experience of engaging with her neighbors, she creates a finely reasoned account of why having a spiritual community is so important." - Publishers Weekly
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I pray with my whole heart that God will use this book to encourage you, challenge you, and cheer you on both to recognize His message of "I love you" in the everyday moments of your life and to be His message of "I love you" to the everyday people in your life.
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I loved this book so much that a bought a bunch to share with some of my friends. I hope you love it too!
Life is hard, relationships are hard, meeting new people is hard, being a good neighbor is hard, being intentional about loving others is hard. But we often only seem to share the good and the glorious on our social media. It was good to sit down and read about how another normal, everyday person celebrated victories and struggles. If you want to dive deeper into relationships with your fellow humans around you, if you want to be encouraged, and if you want a few good laughs, then don't delay.
Some of my favorite times of encouragement in the book:
I was encouraged to pray some awesome prayers,
"Spread your fragrance through me, Lord, I prayed. May it be strong, like the smell of a middle school boy's Axe body spray after gym class. But sweet, like a child's breath after eating a bag of Skittles. and welcoming, like a freshly baked apple crisp pulled from the oven on a cool autumn day." (If only this came in a scratch and sniff version.)
I was encouraged to think about how to give,
"I can't always give a lot, but that is no excuse to keep from giving. . . I stuck the five quarters in the washing machine slot and weighted the sticky not with a Tide detergent pod. . . The funny thing is the quarters probably were not mine. Chances are they came from a butter tub of quarters my dad gave us . . .But isn't that the perfect reflection of what giving is? Is anything I give actually mine? No, what I give is never my own, what I share is never from what I have created or collected or earned or harbored for myself. What I give is always an overflow of the gift and the love I have been given in Christ."
I was encouraged to look deeper at how I look at church,
"The pastor then gently punched is in the face with this question: 'Are you shopping for a church like you would a cruise ship, or the way you would a battle ship?' In a sense, is our attitude 'How will church serve us?' or 'How can we serve the church?'"
Introvert or extrovert, you will be able to relate to the message Kendra gets across so easily and clearly. Love your neighbor whoever that may be. The book is an easy read providing new insights in ways to show the love of God to those you encounter. The book would make for a great small group discussion. Inspiring, challenging, humorous, encouraging and motivating. You won't regret reading this one.