Loving Your Neighbor : Surpise! It's not what you think
by David Sanford, 2017
Reviewed by Diane Busch
Since loving your neighbor is a commandment Jesus gave to all his followers, believers should be eager to learn new ways of doing this. David Sanford gives you plenty to consider in this book, which he purposely doesn’t write like a typical book. It does not contain long pages of prose. Instead it contains 72 topical chapters, like short bursts of ideas, wisdom, scripture, and quotes by other people. This format can be easily digested a little at a time. It is almost as if the author breaks the rules of what is expected in a book, because Jesus broke the rules of what was expected in loving our neighbors.
I believe Sanford chose the subtitle “Surprise! It’s not what you think” because he shatters our misconceptions and broadens our view of what loving your neighbor may look like. He presents examples of how others have loved their neighbors in “out-of-the-box” ways. He encourages us all to find new ways of loving our neighbors.
Keep reading till the end, because you won’t want to miss the last section of the book "Fourth and Long". This containers some great real life testimonies of transformation in peoples’ lives, when believers started loving their neighbors.
So. open up your mind and heart, throw away your pre-conceived ideas, and dive in.