Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys

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Today’s adults typically have many acquaintances—but few friends. With rates of loneliness skyrocketing in our culture, pastor Hunter believes Christians must rediscover the true meaning and value of friendship!

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God made you for friendship.

Friendship is one of the deepest pleasures of life. But in our busy, fast-paced, mobile world, we’ve lost this rich view of friendship and instead settled for shallow acquaintances based on little more than similar tastes or shared interests.

Helping us recapture a vision of true friendship, pastor Drew Hunter explores God’s design for friendship and what it really looks like in practice―giving us practical advice to cultivate the kinds of true friendships that lead to true and life-giving joy.

Looking to Scripture for insight, this comprehensive exploration includes thought-provoking discussion questions, intricately woven into a three-part framework:

Part 1: The Necessity of Friendship

  • Forgotten Friendship
  • The Edenic Ache

Part 2: The Gift of Friendship

  • The Greatest of Worldly Goods
  • A Friend Who Is as Your Own Soul
  • Cultivating Friendship

Part 3: The Redemption of Friendship

  • A Biblical Theology of Friendship
  • The Great Friend
About the Author

Drew Hunter (MA, Wheaton College) is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He is the author of Made for Friendship and the Isaiah and Matthew volumes in the Knowing the Bible series. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have four children.

Ray Ortlund is the president of Renewal Ministries, the pastor to pastors at Immanuel Nashville Church, and a canon theologian with the Anglican Church in North America. He is the author of several books, including The Death of Porn; the Preaching the Word commentaries on Isaiah and Proverbs; and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He is also a contributor to the ESV Study Bible. Ray and his wife, Jani, have been married for fifty years.

Product Details
SKU: BKP21706
ISBN: 978-1433558191
Publisher: Crossway Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 192
Publication Date: 06/30/2018
Size: 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 in
Author: Drew Hunter
Format: Paperback
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