Friendship for Grown-Ups

What I Missed and Learned Along the Way

She grew up in Hollywood where there were few people to trust and even fewer to guide her.  By adulthood, she was strong, safe, and lonely.  Eventually, her desire to experience the connection of a true friend was stronger than the desire to be safe.  She quickly learned, she didn’t know how to be a friend or to have a friend. 
In this book, Friendship for Grown-Ups, Lisa Whelchel, from the hit sitcom, The Facts of Life, tells real stories of her path to friendship.  She tells of triumphs and of heartbreaks.  She tells of friends who betrayed and friends who loved.  She talks of her fragile heart and her fears.  She gives insight to finding a true friend, one who will love you, faults and all.
I loved this book.  I love how Lisa put it all out there for anyone to see.  Sometimes we put people like her on a pedestal and believe they have it all together.  I love how she shared how vulnerable she is, just like the rest of us.  Human, with human feelings, trials, and insecurities.  The stories are so real and heartfelt.  There were times when I could imagine myself sitting across the table from her just listening to her pour her heart out.
Her stories and insight really made me take a good look at myself and the kind of friend I am.  It helped me see that I haven’t always been the kind of friend I should have been and it deepened my desire to always be the kind of friend God wants me to be.  It also made me look at the kind of friends I have and the kind I desire.  
I would recommend this book to anyone involved in a friendship or desiring a true and Godly friendship.  
I was blessed with a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through the Booksneeze program in exchange for my honest review.

Counting it all Joy!!
Angel

3 comments:

Heart2Heart May 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

Angel,

I thought about reviewing this book because I remember Lisa from the Facts of Life and the Mickey Mouse Club and knew she was a Christian from long ago. So glad that this book had such a positive influence on you and thanks for this wonderful review.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

bp May 13, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

Hi Angel, Thanks for the review. I enjoyed hearing Lisa at Women of Faith last year. She has a great testimony.

God bless,
Bethany

kanishk May 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

This is wonderful review.
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