Is real friendship too risky?
We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don’t mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital “friends,” we really don’t have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation.
I found this book an amazing reminder of how important people are to each other. We have to embrace being friends through the good and bad times. I was impressed with the authors way of being honest. Most Christians will butter everyone up in happiness and butterfly thoughts when what we need to hear is the honest truth.
I think that many people forget about friendship and what it really means, and what it entails. We all want the good but we run when the bad shows its face. The church isn’t a place for the healthy its a place for the sick to heal and be redeemed. Scott Sauls does an excellent job in reminding us of that.
I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars, Im definitely going to share it with my family and friends! I recommend it if you’re going to be leading a group study at a church. There are questions at the end of each chapter that are really thoughtful. If you need something for devotion time on your own its also great for that!
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Tyndale Publisher to read and review*
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