Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there's nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they'll never find such lifelong connections-or that they don't need them. In this encouraging audio book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality-and for making them even better if you've already got a "bestie." His eight principles for building the very best kind of friendship, along with his shared experiences within his own friendships (including mistakes he's made), will move every listener to aspire to deeper connections and to stay the course when challenges arise. Townsend's simple but profound concepts are sure to transform listeners' relationships and keep them from missing out on one of life's greatest and most essential joys: the joy of having a best friend.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 John Townsend (P)2011 Oasis
The book has a lot of good stuff to say about friendship, explaining what the research says about the value and importance of strong close friendships in anybody's life, and encouraging readers to be intentional about building and maintaining friendships as they are about building and maintaining a career or marriage or any other important part of life.
The performance is mostly good. He sounds a little stilted for the first few pages - it's obvious that he's reading rather than speaking - but don't let that put you off, because he soon gets into his stride and starts to sound much more natural and like the way he speaks when giving talks.
"Met me where my need is"
I'm not very good at being or making friends. John's book gave me some easy to understand tools for how I can do this.
"This is a Christian based book."
If it were honest from the beginning for saying how it would be be speaking about The Body Of Christ.
This is Bible based. If quotes from the bible tune you out, you won't get much out of this. My beliefs about Jesus have nothing to do with what I thought this book was about.
"Very current and practical for our electronic age"
Already listened to it twice. Going back for third time and probably a fourth so that I don't miss a thing. Addresses so many areas of my life. So many questions answered on the different types of friendships and the level of involvment for each. He answers and addresses things that are not really discussed in every day life. Very good stories on various friendships he's had personally and others he's counseled with. Also helps in marriage relationships and how friendships are an important part of our lives. So practical and insightful.
"Could be MUCH shorter"
Keep up with your friends that matter most. Know when to let go and when friendships naturally seperate. Get out of yourself but also know when you need your privacy.
This is the basics of the book. The rest of the book are those things elongated.
Good encouragement to focus on friendships in a real and intentional way! I would recommend the read for everyone.
"Don't waste a credit."
I would not. To right wing
No I've read better books on the subject.
Poor content. I might as well went to church. Elementary.
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