Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Review: Soul Friends

Soul Friends by Dr. Leslie Parrott discusses the necessity of close, honest, real, God-given relationships in our lives. 
The publisher sums it up well with
Dr. Leslie Parrott is speaking the heart-language of women in her new book that shares how friendships are essential for spiritual formation - for women of all ages.
In Soul Friends, Dr. Leslie Parrott brings you into an intimate and vulnerable conversation about the life-changing value of deep-spirited friendships and soul-altering relationships.
Whether it’s a new friend, a member of a small group, or a friend we’ve had for years, these soul-friends embody the grace that enables us to take a next step in the unfolding journey of our lives. God has great purpose, intention, and fulfillment in the give-and-take of deep-spirited friendships. If we purposely cultivate them, God will bring us soul-friends to help us along our spiritual journey.
Leslie reveals how every woman traverses four stages of growth—quest, calling, crisis, and communion – again and again. And whatever stage you find yourself traveling right now, you need soul friends to help you move forward.
With courageous honesty and heart-felt revelation and reflection, Leslie reminds every woman of the incredibly intimate, intricate, faith-forming work God does in her through the gift of soul friends he places in her life.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I found the messages easy to understand, practical, and relatable.  I also like the setup of the book.  The chapters are fairly small making it easy to pick up and read a chapter or two when I had time.   I hope to pass this book on to some friends in my life and see if we can foster a deeper relationship like she discusses.  It has also challenged me to be more open about my faith and my struggles with those who are already close to me.  If I am not real with them, how can I expect them to ever be real with me?

Note: I did receive a copy of this book for free to read and review.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.