BeFriend Paperback

Create Belonging in an Age of Judgement, Isolation and Fear

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Don't find belonging, but make it with this antidote to loneliness and isolation that examples Jesus' model of friendship.

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Is real friendship too risky?

We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it's easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don't mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital 'friends,' we really don't have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation.

Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls, pastor and teacher, invites you to see the breadth of Christ?s love in this book, BeFriend. Join Scott on this journey through twenty-one meditations to inspire actively pursuing God's love through expanding your circle of friends.

Scott has met too many people whose first impulse is to fence off their lives with relational barriers that only end up starving their own souls.

Yes, it's true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished.

Join Scott in BeFriend as he summons you toward diverse friendship that can enrich your life and, in the process, reveal a better version of yourself.

BeFriend by Scott Sauls was published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in October 2016 and is our 34555th best seller. The ISBN for BeFriend is 9781496400949.

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Scott has written one phenomenal book, direly needed for these times. Sharp. Informed. Culturally savvy. Biblical. This book will deeply change lives and start a befriend revolution. It's powerfully changed me, and I'm sitting here revived in desperately parched places-feeling a bit of a holy hush. These pages echo the heart of God. - ANN VOSKAMP

In this accessible book, Scott Sauls looks at virtually the entirety of the Christian life through the prism of friendship, and that's a well-grounded project theologically. When the gospel makes God our friend rather than our enemy, and we are also reconciled to ourselves--both our sin and our identity in Jesus, our friend--then we move out into the world in a new way. As Scott so ably shows us, Christian practice is to a great degree an exercise in friendship. This is a helpful, practical, and rich encouragement to bring all of our life in line with the gospel. - TIMOTHY KELLER

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 2016)
Number of Pages240
Thickness18 mm
Height212 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4439656
Page last updated 4th October 2016
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