Loving Well in a Broken World: Discover the Hidden Power of Empathy

Loving Well in a Broken World: Discover the Hidden Power of Empathy

by Lauren Casper


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How can we love our neighbors amid so much division and hurt?

Loving your neighbor as yourself would be easy if your neighbors were all people you understood, people you agreed with, people like you. But what about playground bullies, colleagues, refugees, online adversaries? They're all our neighbors, and Jesus said to love them. Every one. But how?

Lauren Casper believes the key is the lost art of empathy, stepping into other people’s shoes and asking what if?what if it were my child? What if it were me? Casper helps us discover how to

  • identify our blind spots and tune our hearts to the stories around us;
  • seek and extend forgiveness with grace and humility; and
  • engage in diverse and meaningful relationships.

Following these steps will enable us to connect in simple but life-altering ways, to respond to conflict with grace, bring about needed change, and shine God’s unconditional love into a dark world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718085551
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 502,473
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lauren Casper is a writer, speaker, and amateur baker. She is the founder of the popular blog laurencasper.com and has had numerous articles syndicated by the Huffington Post, the TODAY Show, Yahoo! News, and several other publications. Lauren and her husband, John, have two beautiful children and one fluffy dog. They make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Table of Contents

A Way Back to Love xiii

1 The Antidote to Indifference 1

2 We All Fall Down 11

3 Blind Spots 24

4 Born for Others 37

5 Tuning Our Hearts to the Stories Around Us 50

6 The Magic of What If? 63

7 Big Feelings Lead to Big Love 75

8 Scarlet Letters and Strings of Pearls 89

9 Strangers Are Just Neighbors We Haven't Met Yet 103

10 The Next Right Thing 116

11 Yours, Mine, Ours 129

12 The Buddy Bench 140

13 Four Hundred and Ninety Times More 150

14 The Internet Is Still Real Life 163

15 Pass the Mic 173

16 Comfort vs. Criticism 184

17 Hopefully Ever After 196

May We Walk in Love 205

Acknowledgments 209

Notes 213

About the Author 219

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