Title: Bold As Love
Author: Bob Roberts, Jr.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: December 4, 2012
The Bible says to “love your neighbor as yourself” but is this concept limited geographically (our area of town) or even just to our own churches? Bold As Love takes this call to love our “neighbors” and puts it into action in some unusual ways. Pastor Roberts felt moved to create a \”multifaith\” program involving Dallas area Christians, Muslims and Jews. His goal and accomplishment was to forge relationships and understanding among the groups.
Bold As Love can be summed up in a quote in chapter one: “How can they hear the good news of Jesus if we don’t even love them and befriend them?” As Christians we are called to spread the Gospel which consequently means spreading the love of Jesus but actions speak louder than mere words. Pastor Roberts makes excellent points about stepping outside our comfort zones to actually engage those Christ commands us to love beyond a sermon or Gospel tract. He shares the good and the bad which ultimately test and reaffirm faith. And the best part? Not only does Pastor Roberts give the tools and Biblical applications for widening one’s circle of “neighbors” but he also lives it!
Disclosure in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : This book was presented to me free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers without expectation of a positive review. The sentiments expressed here are my own.