Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding and Keeping Lasting FriendshipsLisa-Jo BakerB&H Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews
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Brenda5 Stars Out Of 5UnfriendedApril 4, 2017BrendaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Lisa-Jo Baker says, "Friends are hard work. Heck, people are hard work. There's no getting around it. The only way through is through. Through the knowing and the showing up and the forgiving and the laughing and the folding laundry together and the walking kids to school and the daring to do the ugly cry in front of each other." Friendship is work. But when we put that work into it, when we do those hard times together, when we believe the best in our friends, when we commit our friends to daily prayer, the friendship is so worth it.
This book has spoken to my heart. Who hasnt been unfriended before in real life? Most of us know how it feels to sit alone at the lunch table or be excluded from the girl's night out group at church. But there is one who will never unfriend us, one who gave His life for us. Lets all start being the friend we want others to be to us.
I would recommend this book to women who have felt left out, but also to women who are comfortable in life-long relationships. There is something we can all learn from this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review
christinew5 Stars Out Of 5A soul-touching, heart-grabbing, wrap-you-in-a-hug book!April 4, 2017christinewQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lisa-Jo writes from her heart and that is what I love most about her. In this book, she takes her life stories about friendships that have taken on all different shapes and forms and weaves the common thread of God's INCREDIBLE LOVE for us through all of them--the amazing friend times, the harder ones, the awkward times, and the life-shaping and challenging friend moments. God's great love for us is seen in and through them--how crazy He is over us and how he would never think to unfriend us even at our lowest moments, our most ugly times. Lisa-Jo cheerleads from her pages the beautiful truth about how to look at friendship moments, even the hard-to-face and difficult-to-understand ones that do not resemble the glossy Facebook posts of this world. She keeps cheering us on to become even better friend versions of ourselves, to keep striving with Hope as our eyes are fixed on God.
From reading the first chapters, I was captivated by Lisa-Jo connecting to my heart. This is the best book that I have ever read. It is a soul-touching, heart-grabbing, wrap-you-in-a-hug book that I hope everyone reads!
Imagine what this world would be like if we all read Lisa-Jo's words. There would be healthy, selfless, beautiful friendships for all of us to share. I am praying for her words to spill into all of our circles starting with those that pick up her book.
Thank you, Lisa-Jo, for bravely writing these words that were placed on your heart so that we could be encouraged in our friendships and challenged to love our friends deeply and without reserve. But most of all, thank you for the ultimate encouragement that you passed on from our true Best Friend; to be reminded of God's incredible love for us is a gift that we all need. Your book was that gift.
Tina5 Stars Out Of 5Our One True FriendApril 4, 2017TinaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We've all been there. As the unfriended and as the one doing the unfriending. As humans we can be so cruel and unkind, especially to those closest around us. And especially today, when it is so easy to just click the unfriend button and be done. It's hurtful and painful. But do you know who sees all this and is hurt with us and for us? That's right. God. He is there. He knows. And you know what else? He is offering the one true friendship that we all yearn for. Lisa-Jo beautifully explains this and more in her new book, Never Unfriended. And she will lead you to freedom. The ultimate freedom you have when your closest friend becomes our one true Father, God.
I was given an advanced reader copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.
JT5 Stars Out Of 5This book will impart wisdom into your heart and head for healing and hope.April 4, 2017JTQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lisa-Jo Baker has shared her heart with us in this well written, realistic book about friendship. I received an advanced reader's copy,and feel fortunate and blessed to have been able to read and review her book on a topic that weighs heavily on women's hearts. Baker's realistic point of view and life experience helps the reader to realize "you are not alone". You feel as if you are having a one on one conversation with her in your living room as she pares down common social and relationship issues, and expectations, and then offers quality suggestions on how to move forward and through said issues through faith. You will think differently about friendship after reading this book. Your faith will grow. It is healing. It is hard to read at times as it will hit the nail on the head. It is helpful. It is heart. Thank you Lisa-Jo Baker for your insight and wisdom into such a pertinent topic!
Brandee Holland4 Stars Out Of 5Fun read!April 4, 2017Brandee HollandQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Lisa-Jo Baker's writing is always fun, engaging and full of truth, and this is no exception. This book would help anyone in any stage of life. This describes why women tend to shy away from each other, and gives ways to go about remedying that. It also is filled with the truths of Scripture, and ways to draw closer to the Lord and into His presence. This would be a wonderful gift for any woman at any point in life. Plus, it's just an enjoyable read, due to Lisa-Jo's humor. Grab it up as soon as you can!