5 Stars Out Of 5
Making face-to-face friendships
February 27, 2013
With the multiple social medias available, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., people are developing â€˜friends,' but they aren't necessarily the close friendships every one needs. Donna Carter, in Friend Me, addresses the important issue of developing true face-to-face friendships, the kind with â€˜skin on' as kids would say.
The author indicates that friendships take time to build up, maintain, and even repair at times. She goes into detail on how to accomplish this interaction. Every one needs a friend, but with so many women at work or doing the social Medias, it has become harder for women to make these friendships. But they are vital to our lives.
Her book is divided into four parts:
The Power of Friendship-Everyone needs a friend
The Portrait of Friendship-Being there for one another
The Path of Friendship-Building good friendships; identifying toxic friends
The Privilege of Friendship-The Ultimate Friendship, when you can't find a friend
Some of the topics addressed include bonding, availability, authenticity, affirmation, acceptance, accountability, seasons of friendships, grace, forgiveness, etc., all of which play a part in friendships. The author does an excellent job of pulling all the pieces together, examining yourself as well as the other person, whether you are a good fit. Her humor can help you break down the walls that may hinder a friendship from developing. Friends come from unique places we may not necessary be looking. Keep your heart open to the Lord's leading.
She wraps up her book with the Ultimate Friendship and how to respond to His friendship.
This is a good book for a Bible study group, but also for those who move about and must seek out new friends in a new community.
Special thanks to Cathy Hickling for sending me a review copy for free in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received.