Love Your Neighbor: Praying Your Way to a Better Life

Eddie Ensley — Book 160 pgs.
Publisher: Franciscan Media (2015)
ISBN: 9781616369392


Eddie Ensley is a Catholic permanent deacon from the diocese of Savannah, Georgia. He is part of the clergy staff at St. Anne in Columbus, Georgia. He teaches spirituality at Josephinum Diaconate Institute of the Pontifical College Josephinum. Deacon Ensley is a NCCA licensed clinical pastoral counselor with a master’s degree in pastoral studies (Loyola University) and a doctorate in clinical pastoral counseling (Cornerstone University).


In Love Your Neighbor, Deacon Eddie Ensley has once again offered practical guidance on effectively living out the Christian life in faith, hope, and love, by living and living up to the second great commandment—love of neighbor. His multiplicity of memorable illustrative stories and rich pastoral and prayerful experiences demonstrate that the follow-up question the lawyer should have asked Jesus in Luke 10:29 was not the minimizing and self-justifying “And who is my neighbor?” but the eminently practical and prayerfully self-transforming: “And how is my neighbor? How do I love my neighbor?”
Monsignor Christopher Schreck, rector/president, Pontifical College Josephinum

I have known Eddie Ensley since he was a very young man, and he has always had passion and skill for healing real people with their real sufferings…you are being taught by a master who has practiced this healing work for most of his life, along with his faithful coworker, Deacon Robert Herman.
Richard Rohr, O.F.M., author, Eager to Love

John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” In Love Your Neighbor, Deacon Eddie Ensley reminds us how essential loving relationships are for our health and happiness, while offering powerful insights into how these same relationships flow from and lead back to the love God has for us.
Silas Henderson, managing editor of Abbey Press and Deacon Digest magazine

Love Your Neighbor is a how-to book that is not only practical but, as only Ensley can do, touches the reader on a deeply emotional level. Ensley deftly blends spirituality, psychology, Christian history, and story to illustrate his message. He reminds us that through imaginative prayer and silence, we can access God’s healing power to help us grow in love for everyone, including ourselves. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about the spiritual journey and wants practical help in improving his or her relationships.
Judy Esway, MA, CT, author, Real Life, Real Spirituality

I am honored to provide my recommendation for this book Love Your Neighbor. Dr. Eddie Ensley is one of the mightiest men of God that I have ever met. It stands to reason, then, that I am thrilled with this book. It addresses the two deepest needs. First, it helps those who are struggling with a difficult relationship/situation. It lights the path to healing and reconciliation. Second, it provides wisdom to Christians (counselors, pastors, leaders, etc.) who are trying to help others resolve relationship problems. You will be helped and blessed by this book—blessed beyond measure!
Bishop Richard G. Arno, Ph.D., founder, National Christian Counselors Association

I have known Deacon Eddie since my first days as a Catholic through the ministry of SCRC, the Catholic Charismatic ministry community in Southern California. His insights into the integration of the contemplative, relational, and charismatic spiritualties have always been groundbreaking. Now as a Catholic deacon, Eddie brings a further pastoral insight as well. Focusing on love through storied experience as well as study, Eddie fleshes out the theory of God’s love through human pastoral experience. It is a good read.
John Michael Talbot, founder, Brothers and Sisters of Charity

Love Your Neighbor: Praying Your Way to a Better Life

$ 14.99

Love Your Neighbor will show you how prayer can strengthen your closest relationships, mend relationships that are wounded or broken, and open you up to new relationships. Through warm-hearted stories, scriptural reflections, guided meditation experiences, and prayers, Deacon Eddie Ensley leads you on a powerful journey of healing not only for you but for those you care about.

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