Lisa Jo Baker did a phenomenal job creating a practical book to help those who are needing to develop friendships, go deeper in existing relationships, may find themselves lonely while in current, seemingly good friendships, or who are feeling isolated. I appreciated that she addressed people in all phases and provided Scriptural examples and encouragements throughout the book.
I found the book to be entertaining, relatable, encouraging, and very usable. I am also really looking forward to going through it again with the study guide and love that there will be a companion guide for teenagers. This book really takes a very current, relevant topic that most struggle with and makes it feel like you can tackle it, grow, and take responsibility in relationships.
Baker takes a clear stance that we are often the speed bump in the road to deep, meaningful relationships and that there is plenty we can do about it. She leaves the opportunities there for us to get out of our own way and provides great framework for growing individually so that we can grow relationally.
Not only am I recommending this book to my girlfriends but also suggested it as a great read for our community moms group. I will also be grabbing it on audiobook to listen to again myself. A great, informative and enjoyable read that I’ll be reflecting on and using in my life for a long time to come.
I am grateful to have received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.