Book: Friendship for Grown-ups
Author: Lisa Whelchel
"Isnt that what we all want? To be seen, in all our glory, for better or worse, the good, the bad, & the ugly & still be embraced?" If only such friendships were easy to find. And keep. For Lisa Whelchel & millions of others, friendship is a challenge. The vulnerability, trust, balance, grace & time required to develop & maintain strong friendships to not come easily.
Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, there were few people Lisa could trust & even fewer to guide her. By the time she reached adulthood, she had learned to be self-sufficient. She was strong, "safe" & she was lonely. One day, Lisa found that "the desire to experience connection was stronger than the desire to be safe". She determined right then to finally understand friendship; how to create one, sustain it, & experience the sheer joy of having it. But it wasnt easy.
Since then, she has traveled the ups & downs of friendships, learning about herself, others & the kinds of friendships God designed.
I zoomed through this book in a few hours... it was just a good read & easy to comprehend Lisa's story & her growth & the things she learned.
For me, I have been very, VERY blessed with friendships. All through all the stages of my life... from childhood, through teen years, as a young adult & as a woman.... I have had friends come in my life for seasons, but have always had amazing people there for advice, laughter, tears & just plain old friendship. I just have never had a problem making friends....
After reading this, I can see what a blessing I have had in my life because apparently it is not the case for everyone....
I guess that's what had me so intrigued about Lisa's story & struggle on finding friendship & experiencing it. It sort of made me open my eyes to people who may have that same struggle.
But as this wonderful Christian writer goes about her struggles & growths, she has God in it all - with scripture & spiritual lessons & just advise that everyone could take.
For example - I wrote down this quote out of the book that doesnt necessarily have to do with friendship, but just with a Christian walk:
"I've lived enough life to know that my best intentions are no match for the enemy's brillant use of the weapons of deceit, moments of weakness & things hidden...." -Amen sister....
Thomas Nelson sent me 5 copies of this book to give away too! How amazing is that!!!!! If you are a Women of Faith fan, you will love this book... I loved the questions with each chapter & I especially loved the "Conversation Prompts" at the end too.... perfect for a blogger.
So all you have to do to win... Just leave me a comment & tell me why you love your friends in your life... what makes them so special? Easy enough!
And remember - FIVE WINNERS! WHOO HOOO!!!
Good luck! .... I'll draw the names on Sunday - the 4th of July....
My Rating: 4 skeins
The Random Generator drew the numbers & here are the winners!!!
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Then I just felt like someone needed this book more then me so I'm giving my copy away as well & the last winner was