Here's another book I got to read...
It is called the Friends We Keep by Sarah Zacharias Davis.
Sarah Zacharias Davis is the vice president of marketing and development for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, having joined the ministry after working in strategic marketing for CNN. The daughter of best-selling writer Ravi Zacharias, Davis is the author of the critically-acclaimed Confessions from an Honest Wife and Transparent. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
In all honesty I wasn't too sure about this book, I looked at the cover and thought, oh boy, a boring book here we come. But let me tell you, don't judge a book by its cover! (Have you ever heard that before?)
Davis talks about the different kinds of friends we have. We have friends that we go shopping with, others that we can really talk to, others that just need us to listen and keep our mouths shut, friends that are our kids friends and so we just tolerate them, etc... I never really thought about it that way.
Page 4 "For woman, the connection to friendship is innate and essential. It feels so vital to living that the desire for it seems part of our fabric being." Why is that? Davis does a wonderful job of explaining this and many other questions like "Do we need friends like we need air or food or water? Why do some friends last forever and others only a season?" And many more like these... In the process she delivers wisdom for navigating the challenges, mysteries, and delights of friendship. It also includes a discussion guide. I think this would be a GREAT book to read and have other mom's/ladies read it and use the discussion guide during a mom's group while your little munchkins are playing, or for the ladies who can't go to a mom's group, during coffee or tea.
I don't want to write anymore, you just have to get the book at Randomhouse.com or go to your local Family Christian Stores. This is truly an awesome book and I HIGHLY recommend it!! But before you go and by it, put a comment on here or FB or email me, and I will pick a name out on Aug 20th! Then if I don't pick your name, go buy it! :O)