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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Gift of Friendship

Whether next door or in the next time zone, our friends provide some of our most important relationships.

We cherish time spent with them, bemoan time spent apart, and look forward to the next time we can have coffee or rush to greet them as they walk toward our door. And nothing warms our hearts like stories of true friendship. Collecting over fifty true stories from some of today best writers, Dawn Camp offers readers a chance to sit back and experience the gift of friendship.

With its beautiful photographs and poignant prose, this collection is a great gift for a dear friend and the perfect pick-me-up any time you need a boost. Contributors include Crystal Paine, Liz Curtis Higgs, Tsh Oxenreider, Myquillyn Smith, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Lisa-Jo Baker, Jessica Turner, Lysa TerKeurst, Bonnie Gray, Holley Gerth, Renee Swope, and many more.

 Cafe Lily's Review:

I loved this book for many reasons - the cover being one of them.  What an inviting scene, perfect for two close friends, to curl up, share, and bear their heart.

My mother always told me that if I ever found ONE TRUE friend - I was blessed more than most.  Thankfully, I have more than one, (not many though!!) but what *is* a true friend?   In the world of friendships, you want quality - not quantity.

Friend is a term we use loosely, especially on social media.   Someone with 300 "friends" doesn't have 300 TRUE friends.   To me, a true friend feels like family.  And sometimes your true friends, are more family than your family - if that makes sense. 

A true friendship consists of a bond, honesty, trust and much more.  You can be completely vulnerable with a true friend and they will never use it against you.  They love at all times, no matter what.  The bonds of true friendship can't be shaken. You never have to watch your back with a *true* friend.  They won't be the one spreading your deepest secrets, after encouraging you to bear your heart.

Friendship is a gift and this book shares story after story, all wonderful examples of what it means to have this gift, or be this gift for someone else.  This is a perfect book to give as a gift - or keep for yourself and read many times over.


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