15 June, 2015

{{Book Review}} A Friend in Me: How to Be a Safe Haven for Other Women

Young women long for relational connection with women further ahead of them on the journey. Yet, without realizing it, many of us tend to distance ourselves from those in younger generations. Can we really have close relationships with women who have different thoughts on church, different experiences with family, and different ways of talking about God? Where do we start?

In A Friend in Me, Pam Lau shows you how to be a safe place for the younger women in your life. She offers five patterns women need to internalize and practice for initiating relationships and talking about issues such as faith, forgiveness, sexuality, and vocation. Most significantly, she reminds you that there doesn’t need to be a divide between generations of women. Together, we can have a global impact—and experience a deeper faith than we’ve ever known.

*My Review*
There have only been a few times when I've read a book and I've felt like I was sitting right next to the author having a cup of tea...and now I'm adding this book, "A Friend in Me" by Pamela Havey Lau to that list. 

This book revels friendship in a way that I have never considered. Now that I'm older I'm not much of a people person. I have learned how to not depend so much on others, but on Jesus Christ. I admit, in the past I have neglected friendships with my godly female friends. When reading this book I was deeply encouraged to pursue these relationships. I appreciate all of my godly female friends who have been there for me when I needed someone to talk to, vent to and just tell me everything would be okay/ 

Pamela also addresses some struggles I have faced on my own. Through her words, I have been able to feel healing and acceptance. With each page I read, I felt as if we were sitting out on my patio as I poured my heart out. In each story she tells you are reminder that you are not alone. I plan to pass this book along to my pastor to add to the Church library for other women in the church to be able to read.

I recommend this book to those looking for encouragement. 

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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