Book Review of Soul Friends

All we are really doing is just walking each other home.” Lamott pg. 15

Soul Friends: What Every Woman Needs to Grow in Her Faith

Intro

In my latest book review for Harper Collins, I chose the book Soul Friends. I’m always interested in books on friendship, and this one proved to be a great choice.

“…genuine intimacy. The deepest desire of every human heart…Because we have emptied ourselves of our need to change the other person, they now feel free in our presence to offer their very best self to us” pg 40

Reflecting on the book:

In Soul Friends, Dr. Leslie Parrott discusses how our closest friendships are able to deepen and expand our faith. Pulling from her own friendships and life stories, she leads us through four stages, Quest, Calling, Crisis, and Communion in order to recognize the way God works in and through our lives.

“Who doesn’t want to be someone’s whole sky? The rarest and best gift we have to give others is the extravagant focus of our full attention. The kind of attention that is takes not just to glance another’s way but to stop and stay long enough to identify the constellations that are visible in the darkness of our souls” pg 78

Verdict

I found this book to be a very refreshing reminder of how important our friendships are to us. They’re not just someone we rely on for companionship, but they also give us a glimpse of Christ’s love for us, and how much that love enriches our lives. Dr. Parrott does a great job going through the landmarks she describes as our spiritual journey. Divided into the sections Quest, Calling, Crisis, and Communion, this book reads as though you are sitting with a close friend talking over the things of the heart. I highly enjoyed it and look forward to passing it on to my best friend.

On those blustery days, the kindness, prayers, and simple-but-profound ministry of the presence of dear friends will be the anchor to our unraveling, the rescue to our storm.” pg 114

Book Details

Soul Friends: What Every Woman Needs to Grow in Her Faith
Dr. Leslie Parrott

Paperback: 221 pages
Publisher: Zondervan, 2014


You can find Soul Friends on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other bookstores.

 
I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Salina

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