Read Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships Online Free - Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women
- what's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships
- how to make and deepen friendships
- how to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts
- how to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends
- and how to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship
With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.
|Title||:||Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships|
|Number of Pages||:||237 pages|
December 16, 2017
This was such an enjoyable read. There were only a few things that hinder me from giving this book 5 stars.
1. This book was targeted at married women. A lot of her examples, stories, and discussion questions did not apply to me. But in spite of this I did learn so much and would definitely recom...
April 03, 2017
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of the launch team.
This is one of the best books on relationships that I've read. I've read Christine's previous book The Church Planting Wife, and it was good, but she has grown tremendously as a writer and thinker since that book. This book is...
December 16, 2017
very insightful book on biblical friendships, definitely geared toward moms/married women but I would recommend it to anyone
December 31, 2017
While Christine writes with women in mind, her wisdom on friendship applies to both men and women. I was encouraged and challenged in this read, as the purpose of friendship is identified, reasonable expectations for friendship are discussed, and the joy of Christian friendship is celebrated. Thr...
July 11, 2017
I shouldn't have ordered this book. I already have about thirty books which I've been meaning to read in the last 3/4 years. But this book is just what I needed.
I came across this book from following Desiring God, at a time when I was feeling acute loneliness and inept socially due to a few thin...
December 04, 2017
I'm an introvert, so making friends isn't always the easiest thing for me. When I moved to Louisville by myself, I didn't know anyone here, but I was sure that I would be able to meet new people and make a friend or two once I'd joined a church. That wasn't the case. I don't know if it was someth...
April 28, 2017
There are lots of books about friends. There are lots of books about women. There are lots of books aimed at Christian women. But now, finally, there is one about the importance of friendship in the lives of Christian women.
Having read Christine Hoover's previous book From Good to Grace, I was ex...
October 02, 2017
Many Christian women struggle with friendships. Yet often we feel that we are alone in our struggles. We see our friends post pictures on Facebook of get-togethers with other friends and we wonder why we weren't invited. Friendships as adults are hard. This book addresses that difficulty and that...
April 19, 2017
(Disclosure: I received a book for being a part of Christine's launch team.)
I enjoyed this book. It's a great topic, and Hoover's thoughts are biblical and clear. A lot of Christian books are true but boring, or interesting without depth. Hoover's writing is both true and well spoken. I wasn't s...
April 05, 2017
Spotted this book at The Gospel Coalition conference and was shocked I hadn't heard anything about it yet, only to realize it hadn't been officially released yet, ha! I was shocked because I feel like this is a topic so many women struggle with and crave insight on, so thank God for Christine Hoo...