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Monday, July 18, 2011
Review: Shared Friendship: Inspiration for a Woman's Heart (Place to Belong) by Circle of Friends Ministries
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Barbour Books (August 1, 2011)
Looking for “a place to belong”? Find it in your cherished friendships! Shared Friendship provides 90 devotional readings from female writers, guaranteed to provide a spiritual boost.This brand-new compilation focuses on the Giver of our cherished friendships and those friendships yet to be formed. Entries from female writers past and present, remind readers of common bonds, love, forgiveness, laughter, thankfulness, and much more. With well-known contributors like Sheila Walsh, Carol Kent, Fanny Crosby, Hannah Whitall Smith, and Frances Ridley Havergal, Shared Friendship also includes heartfelt entries from women of the Circle of Friends Ministry based in Ohio’s Amish country.
Every woman needs “a place to belong”—and that’s the underlying theme of Shared Friendship, a new devotional compilation focusing on the Giver of our cherished friendships and those friendships yet to be formed. These 90 readings, from female Christian writers past and present, remind readers of common bonds, love, forgiveness, laughter, thankfulness, and much more.
Friendship is hard to define these days what with all of us having "friends" on Facebook who are often people we have never met. I will admit to having "friends" I've never met...some are fellow bloggers and some are authors whose writing I admire. True friendship is harder to define. We all have so many acquaintances who we may call friends but can you call on them in the tough times? I have friends who are people I've known almost my entire life. Do I see them daily or talk to them frequently..no. But when I need a true friend I know I can count on their support.
This lovely devotional which will be published on August 1st focuses on friendship. This book understands that while a woman's most important human relationship will be with her spouse, a woman needs the support and love of her good friends. In the introduction, it points out that "Who can understand the heart of a woman - with all its joys and triumphs, challenges and heartaches - better than another woman". Each devotion begins with bible scripture which is then supported with a devotional written by one of the women involved with the Circle of Friends Ministry and other women authors. There is a brief biography of each contributing author at the end of the book as well as a Scripture Index.
This inspiring devotional would be a lovely gift from one friend to another.
There are “friends” who destroy each other,
but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. NLT