Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker

Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker
The Secret to Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships

My Thoughts:

Man, this book seemed to speak straight to my soul. And I have to be honest I thought this book would sort of validate my feelings of loneliness but it did so much more than that. First, it reminded me that I am not alone in these feelings. It unpacked my fears about opening myself up to the possibility that friendship does come with pain but it reiterated that when the pain subsides and the struggle is overcome, the joy and meaningfulness that develops is exactly what Christ intended for us.

Each chapter is filled with some ugly lies I believe about myself and my friendships but Lisa-Jo Baker shines God's truths into those dark places and offers readers her experiences to defeat the enemy's endgame "severing our ties to community" and helpful suggestions to build friendships that endure because "we were built for friendship". 

What I appreciated about this book is that it not only revealed issues I was internalizing but its focus directed me to what I can actively do to open myself up to new friendships, how I can nurture the friendships around me, and that I can live in the freedom of knowing that the ultimate friend, Jesus, chose me and that my value and worth are in Him. 

I only gave this book 4* because I think a set of reader questions would've enhanced each chapter and allowed this book to be used in a group study atmosphere. Overall, this is a book I'll definitely recommend to all the girls/women in my life.

You can purchase your copy of Never Unfriended HERE
Christian Books
Barnes & Noble

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