Book Review: Befriend

We all need friends. It seems as if college, it becomes harder and harder to find friends. After all, when is the last time you saw two guys trying to establish a friendship? The seen in your head probably looks a little odd. Truthfully, it is, but it should not be that way. Instead, we should be friends with people all around us, especially those not like us.

befriendIn his new book, Scott Sauls encourages us to seek out those who are not our normal type. They may believe a different thing than us, drive a different car, or be a different race. Either way, it is important that we strive to be seen as their friend.

Sauls’ book has twenty-one short chapters that are designed to challenge you. They will make you think about your own life and identify areas where you have not been the best friend to those around you.

For Sauls, a Christian must be a friend to all regardless of whether or not you agree with them. Through the relationships with those around us, he believes that we become more like Christ. If we do not stretch ourselves outside of our comfort zone, we will not grow to become more like our Savior.

It is very fitting that this book was released during one of the most divisive election cycles in my memory. Maybe the world would be a better place if everyone would read and heed to Scott’s words here.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. The words are my own and have not been manipulated in any way by the author or publisher.

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