Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys
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God made you for friendship.
Friendship is one of the deepest pleasures of life. But in our busy, fast-paced, mobile world, we’ve lost this rich view of friendship and instead settled for shallow acquaintances based on little more than similar tastes or shared interests.
Helping us recapture a vision of true friendship, pastor Drew Hunter explores God’s design for friendship and what it really looks like in practice—giving us practical advice to cultivate the kinds of true friendships that lead to true and life-giving joy.
“Many contemporary realities work against our attempts to establish and cultivate deep, lasting friendships. Add to that our sinful tendencies that lead us to isolate ourselves, and it’s no wonder many of us are lonely and, dare I say, friendless. In Made for Friendship, Drew Hunter reminds us of the basic human need for true friendships. And through historical, biblical, and practical wisdom, he equips us to pursue and foster the kinds of friendships that will half our sorrows and double our joys. I, for one, am thankful for this much-needed reminder!”
Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas; author, Seven Dangers Facing Your Church
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Ray Ortlund Jr.
Part 1: The Necessity of Friendship
1. Forgotten Friendship
2. The Edenic Ache
Part 2: The Gift of Friendship
3. The Greatest of Worldly Goods
4. A Friend Who Is as Your Own Soul
5. Cultivating Friendship
Part 3: The Redemption of Friendship
6. A Biblical Theology of Friendship
7. The Great Friend
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