As a fan of hers, I may be slightly biased, but I loved Friendship for Grown-ups by Lisa Whelchel. Most everyone has heard of Lisa because of the 1980’s television show “The Facts of Life”, but many more don’t know that she is a devout Christian, gifted speaker and author of many published books.
Friendship for Grown-ups cracks beneath the surface of the seemingly perfect Whelchel. She is candid and honest about her struggles with forming and developing supportive adult friendships. She is clear that this book is not a how-to for making friends, but more of a portrait of her journey, a journey that she states she is still on.
I loved hearing about her friendships and I found her story to be so relatable, she has a wonderful way of making you feel like a friend; that you were invited to read a private journal of her journey. Lisa ties everything back into scripture, relating everything to God’s amazing love for us.
As a person who has struggled with my own self identity and finding my authentic self and then struggling to expose that person to others, I related well to this book. I think that the majority of women will be able to relate and ultimately draw comfort from Lisa’s story.
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