I had been looking for a book for so long! Every time I thought I’d find something like it it was more “Jesus is always your friend” and though it’s all true God also calls us to be friends to one another in Jesus name! And after being through so much heartache with friends and family, I lost the reason for why and how to be friends to and with people. I need a book like this to remind me what God says and biblical ways to living that out in my own life.
Lisa Jo-Baker shares many stories of her own trials with friendships and lack thereof. It was encouraging because so many times we feel like we have to keep that to ourselves (speaking for myself) because it’s something to be ashamed of. Somehow I’ve done something to deserve not having any friends and if I tell anyone that I’m lonely and without friends they’ll wonder why and come to the same conclusion “that I deserve it”. Yeah, pretty messed, right?
This book helped me quite a bit with the reminders of how Christ lived among his friends, the 12 Disciples and just what he says in how to live. That even though I have him as a friend, always, it’s right to have friends in this world as well to lift one another up and walk beside one another until we reach Heaven. And that because of Him I don’t have to be alone or friendless.
If you are looking for an encouraging book with some pretty good wisdom inside then I definitely recommend this book!
I give it a 4 out of 5!
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for this honest and unbiased review as part B&H blogging program.