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Bold as Love: What Can Happen When We See People the Way God Does

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As Christians, we're called to love our neighbors--"all" our neighbors. But is that even possible? And can we truly love them well?

People often think of their neighbors as those already belonging to their "tribe" or community. It's safe, it's easy, and it doesn't often cause conflict--politically or religiously. But in today's world, everyone and everything is interconnect
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Paperback, 193 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Victoria
I give this more of a 2.75 star rating.
If I am to review the book, I'll review it as a whole. The book in itself was not that well written. Mr. Roberts repeats things almost word for word at times. Didn't I just read that two chapters ago? The same exact sentence? You already said that was what your church always says and explained it, so I don't know why you are doing it again.

Now for the actual meat of the book. It is about how if we are to love our neighbors, we should truly get to know the
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Tina
Negative attitudes expressed by some Christians towards people of other faiths are inconsistent with a message of love. Not liking unbelievers is not an option for someone committed to serving in the name of Jesus. Christians need to get past any feelings of hate - and tolerance - in order to truly love others. If they don’t connect with these groups to represent Jesus, there’s no chance of a relationship forming.

Working from the above premise, Roberts makes a good case for having multi-faith e
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Coyle
Bob Roberts, Jr. has two points in this short book:

1) Christians shouldn't be jerks to non-Christians.
2) I did it, and you can too.
(Of course, Christians probably shouldn't be jerks to other Christians either, but that's not the point of this book.)

In broad strokes, Roberts points out that it's easier to evangelize if we befriend people first and work towards common civic goals than if we scream at them in the street, condemn them to hell, and are generally driven by hate. More, he says it's not
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Jenn
The Bible says to "love your neighbor as yourself" but is this concept limited geographically (our area of town) or even just to our churches? Bold As Love takes this call to love our "neighbors" and puts it into action. Pastor Roberts felt moved to create a program involving Dallas area Christians, Muslims and Jews. His goal 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
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Katherine
- I received this book from Handlebar's review program in exchange for an honest review -

I will admit, this book wasn't quite what I expected, with the evangelizing aspect. I tend to be a Christian of the liberal, interfaith variety, which isn't exactly the same brand with which the author affiliates. Still, though, I found this book to be enjoyable. In a world where far too many Christians make a name for themselves talking and teaching about hate and mistrust for other faiths, where misinforma
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Victor Gentile
Bob Roberts, Jr. in his new book , “Bold as Love book coverBold as Love” published by Thomas Nelson shows us What Can Happen When We See People the Way God Does.

From the back cover: As Christians, we’re called to love our neighbors—all our neighbors. But is that even possible? And can we truly love them well?

People often think of their neighbors as those already belonging to their “tribe” or community. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it doesn’t often cause conflict—politically or religiously. But in t
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Theresa
It is the authors contention that working with people of other faiths will make you explore more deeply what you believe and why you believe it. He speaks of a global coming together of people of all faiths, multi-cultural, multi-national, and multi-tribal for the common good of all peoples. He calls this multi-faith.

Multi-faith is NOT a merging of faiths, a blurring of beliefs or interfaith partnerships, it's about multiple faiths working together in respect. Multi-faith respects and encourages
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Ellen
How do you relate to your neighbors who are different from you?

No, I'm not talking about how much money they make, what fancy toys they have,
or even their ethnicity.

How do you spend time with neighbors who are not Christian?

Maybe they are Muslim, Hindu, Buddhists, or atheist. Do you keep your distance or just say a passing hello if you meet to cross the street at the same time?

We are no longer separated from other cultures by our countries or nation. With our global economy, many faiths live in
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
BOLD as LOVE
by Bob Roberts, JR.

Are you willing to change the world starting in your neighborhood? We can change the world not by standing on a corner telling others that they need to do it our way, but rather by stepping out boldly and serving them. That's right only when we serve others can we show the love that Jesus lived. He took on the role of a servant out of love and changed the lives of those He served. He reached out to those that were considered beneath Him or unclean to His faith.

We a
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Apryl
Handlebar Publishing sent me a copy of Bold as Love by Bob Roberts, Jr. to review. It sat buried on my desk for awhile because my life got crazy (again), but I finally broke it out and read it.

Roberts writes from his own experiences in reaching out to people of other faiths, both in his own community and abroad. In this book he is encouraging others to not just evangelize people of other faiths, but to actually get to know them and love them. He has done this by reaching out to others, diving i
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Amy Young
I am on Bob Robert's book launch team and was given an advanced copy (full disclosure).

I am behind the ideas in this book 100% as one who has lived in China for many years, the concept of being friends with people who are different is foundational. I like knowing and understanding others who are different than me and like Bob believe that all roads to not lead to God. Yes, yes, yes to being friends with people, being in one another lives, having fun together and being able to have honest dialog
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Sylvia
Bold as Love combines anecdotes of Roberts' personal discoveries, lessons he learned about his own beliefs and suggestions to build similar experiences across America. Roberts’s suggestions are both timely and relevant. Texas pastor Bob Roberts Jr. attributes his heart change to being challenged by a Saudi Arabian prince to do the impossible; to somehow bring Muslims and Christians together in the buckle of the Bible belt. That was the start of something new for his congregation; as its members ...more
Anna
This book really had me thinking about what it really means to love your neighbor. Too often in our church tradition we hear people questioning who our neighbors really are. Who are we supposed to love? Are there people that God does not require us to love? I have to agree with Bob Roberts when he says, "Loving others isn't something we do when we agree with them, or when they're like us, or even when we like them." We are called to love all of our neighbors, maybe even especially those who don' ...more
Keri
Mar 18, 2014 Keri marked it as to-read
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BJ
An important book for Christians to wrestle with. I'm still tangling with parts of it. Roberts' lays out his case for multifaith, NOT interfaith, loving ministry to all people's of various religions. A helpful, and at times prophetic book, for Christians in a pluralistic world.
Amy Lester
Bold as Love is written by my pastor. It's a great book if you're interested in hearing his stories of reaching out to Muslims and Jews in our community. He also recounts the story of Embrace, a group I'm a part of. Hey, I'm even quoted (anonymously) once!
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