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Review by Thomas Eglinton
Ed Welch has been involved in biblical counselling for more then 3 decades. In this new book he has sought to distill the lessons he would like every Christian to know about having wise conversations into one small book. And when I say ‘distill’ and ‘small’ I really mean it.
This is a 70 page book with generous spacing and 8 short chapters. It is clear that each word was carefully considered and weighed. The result is a pithy book but the genius of what Ed has done is that it is all in very simple language and practical.
The content makes the little effort that reading this book requires all the more worthwhile. The goal of the book is to help us have stronger, more intentional, richer relationships. With very simple concepts like ‘be humble’ and ‘move toward others’, there is no rocket science here. But the ideas are desperately needed in our individualistic world.
Ed has designed the book to be read aloud in a small group setting (so you don’t need to pre-read if you use it for a book club) but it is versatile enough to be used in any way – read it by yourself or pre-read and discuss in a group.
I found this book helped me think through how to really engage with the people in my life.