Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships by Christine Hoover

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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
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ISBN : 0801019370
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 237 pages


Reviews


Chelsey rated it ★★★★★

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...


Imogen rated it ★★★★★

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...


Faith/Florid Sword rated it ★★★★★

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...


SolidFood rated it ★★★★☆

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...


Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

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...


Bethany rated it ★★★★☆

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...


Lauren rated it ★★★★★

April 07, 2017

For me, friendship as an adult has been so much more difficult than in previous years. I was so excited to hear about this book and I could not wait to read about what everyone else was doing wrong in friendship! Ha! I didn't expect to be so humbled by reading this book, but I have been. Christin...


marylyn rated it ★★★★★

July 26, 2017

i devoured this book. i often think of friendships as something that feel established and easy in my life but upon reading this book over the course of a insecure week, i was reminded that friendship is challenging and we can use all the help we can get. i loved the mix of practical tips provided...


Alexis rated it ★★★★★

July 25, 2017

In her book, Messy Beautiful Friendship, Christine Hoover tackles the topic of friendship between women. She doesn’t hold back in her exhortation and encouragement for women who have struggled to find and nurture deep, lasting relationships. The author shares scenes from her personal life story a...


Amy rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2017

In Messy Beautiful Friendship, Christine Hoover shares how those messy packages can often be the most beautiful. Hoover invites us to consider how we're viewing friendship as a whole. She gives us a whole new vision for how we see and approach friendship. When we hold an ideal of friendship in our...





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