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Friday, May 21, 2010

FRIENDSHIP FOR GROWN-UPS - What I Missed & Learned Along The Way by Lisa Whelchel - BOOK REVIEW

Lisa Whelchel, who starred as Blair in The Facts Of Life, grew up learning to be strong, safe..and lonely.  She is on a journey , and invites us to accompany her. Lisa's writing style is very personal and honest, as she shares her struggles, failures and successes.  She tells us that it is OK to be needy, it is important to be needy with safe people, and it is important to know who the safe people are, and so much more. Lisa shows us how others have helped her along the road by being a true friend, and includes many personal examples of how a true friendship can be healing.

I could relate to so many of the points Lisa made, and at times, it seemed as if I was reading about my own struggles with friendships.  This book is compassionately written with a deep desire that others may experience the freedom of being real.  God's grace exudes from her heart across the pages and into mine.

This book is a treasure!  It is full of practical help, such as questions for reflection and group discussion,  steps for developing abd growing friendships, and conversation prompts.

I highly recommend this book for women of all ages.  My only regret is that I hadn't read such a book years ago.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Lisa's book is available from http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.christianbooks.com/ and your favorite retailer.

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