The hopeful neighborhood

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader

REVIEW INTRODUCTION

Title:

The hopeful neighborhood

Author:

Don Everts

Publisher:

IVP

https://www.ivpress.com

Publication:

2020

Format:

Hardcover

Length:

186 pages

OVERVIEW


The subtitle of this book is What happens when Christians pursue the common good. What better time to consider this than in a pandemic when neighbor fears neighbor and neighbor stands apart from neighbor? So what can this book tell us? Using statistics (the book is filled with numbers to demonstrate a myriad of results about neighborhoods and interacting with friends and neighbors in a variety of ways, Christians and non-Christians alike), Everts attempts to demonstrate what we can do to bridge the gap with those who live around us. Some techniques can be done at this time, others must wait for a more “normal” life. And all his chapters lead the reader to The Hopeful Neighborhood Project (hopefulneighorhood.org) which will take you further in connections with your community.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

4

Suggested Audience:

Those wanting to pursue the common good of their local neighborhood, especially those who love statistic and that type of information.

Christian Impact:

An encouragement to pursue relationships and ways to get to know our neighbors and have an impact on the place we live.

The Hopeful Neighborhood: What Happens When Christians Pursue the Common Good


About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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