Heart Sisters by Natalie Chambers Snapp
Heart Sisters features real examples and helpful tips of things to do and not to do so that readers can learn to be the friend they have always wanted.
Heart Sisters is for women who want to both be and have better friends and want a helpful guide to take them through the process.
Author Natalie Chambers Snapp uses her own and others’ stories of successes and failures to illustrate what she has learned about girlfriend relationships. Healthy boundaries, honesty, tact, sharing, and agape love all play a part in being and maintaining a circle of close confidants. She also deals with the inevitable challenges that face many relationships including how to handle conflict; life changes like a new baby, move or divorce; and when it is right to “break-up” with your friend.
Discussion questions, space to journal, photos, and quick interviews of healthy female friendships are included within each chapter.
Find Natalie online at her website, Facebook and Twitter.
MY REVIEW: Heart Sisters is a book that helps us with ways to make sure we are doing our very best to hold up our end of the friendship bargain with strategies and tactics for doing so.
Natalie Chambers Snapp makes a great point in the beginning saying that many women will try to get their husbands to fill this hole where we need girlfriends.
I couldn’t agree more with that thought.
We are wired for deep, meaningful relationships, but I think we also are so afraid of being authentic that we miss out on what could be fantastic lifelong friendship.
Heart Sisters gives us some ideas we can use to break down these walls and be the best friends we can be.
This book has lots of good advice on how to BE a friend, but it has precious little on how to MAKE friends in the first place.
The author admits to being an extrovert, so perhaps she hasn’t ever been in the place where even having friends feels like too much work, like some of us who are introverts.
The author uses many biblical references and describes relationships in the Bible as her examples as well as telling of a few of her own experiences in a cursory manner. Some of her advice ought to be common sense–unplug the phone when you are with someone in person, remember that your first ministry is at home, maintain a margin in your life, and others. Nothing felt new or revolutionary.
If you already have friends, this is a good book for how to keep them and to be a good one. As for making friends in the first place, you should probably look elsewhere.
I received this book from LITFUSE PUBLICITY GROUP for this review. As always, I wasn’t required to give a positive feedback.
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