|My copy of the book with Hiland Mountain in the background. #Alaska|
I am on the launch team for Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have by Natalie Snapp.
I will preface this review by saying that I haven't finished the book, even though I fully intended to finish it before today (graduation, moving prep, working, and other things notwithstanding). It's just not a book one can rush. This book is so rich. Rich in wisdom, rich in Biblical examples, rich in so many good, good things.
The title alone, when I first heard about the book from my longtime friend Teri Lynne (you can read what she thinks of both the book and 19-year-old me here), was enough to capture my heart. You see, I haven't always had good experiences with friends--but every time I went through those tough times, I had other friends who came along beside me to help me heal and grow stronger, to speak truth to me and let me know I was not alone.
I have many acquaintances, but a much smaller group of heart friends. I believe in seasons of friendship, and I know that right now I am truly blessed with many women close by with whom I can share my heart. I know that as I prepare yet again to move to a new location and make new friends, that this book will go with me and help me as I forge new bonds of friendship, and as I continue to nurture my current friendships from a distance.
Chapter topics include our relationship with God, forgiveness, dealing with friendship conflicts, daughters, digital friendship etiquette, and setting boundaries. There are study questions after each chapter, making this the ideal summer or fall Bible study - leaders take note! (Especially PWOC groups--this book is great! I think so far it has offered me much to consider in our mobile subculture.)
Highly, highly recommend. And yes, I will finish this book. :)
Note: Contest Details:
One lucky winner will receive a "Girl's Night Out" - includes a $100 Visa card, mani/pedi kit, fun summer polish, a clutch handbag and a camera. You can enter by going to my Facebook Author Page (www.facebook.com/AuthorNatalieSnapp) and clicking the "Girl's Night Out Giveaway" tab. Follow the directions and voila! You're entered.
The mobile friendly link is: http://prmo.me/5cM4qm
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Natalie and her publisher, Abingdon Press, for the paperback copy (and the NetGalley copy too!) of the book.