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Loneliness is the most dangerous and least talked-about epidemic–but Made for People offers a cure. Busyness, fear of vulnerability, and past pain often keep us from the deeper friendships we long for. Discover life-changing habits for friendship that will help you move out of a world of digital loneliness and into a life of being truly known by your friends.
Is it possible to have–and keep–life-giving friendships? In Made for People, bestselling author and founder of The Common Rule Justin Whitmel Earley explains why we were made for friendships and how we can cultivate them in a technology-driven, post-pandemic world.
Justin weaves personal stories with fascinating research and biblical wisdom to show us:
How loneliness points to our God-given needsWhy vulnerability is the beginning of real friendshipHow to deepen friendships we already haveKey habits that create a lifestyle of friendshipGod’s design for “covenant friendships”
Isolation may be the norm of modern life, but it does not have to be the story of your life. Made for People will inspire you to practice the art and habit of fostering life-giving friendships.
From the Publisher
I believe the drift of American life is to become busier, wealthier people who used to have friends.
This book is an exhortation to swim against that current and fight for a life of friendship. Because real friendship is where you come to know Jesus as He truly is: a relational redeemer who has called you friend.
In His immeasurable grace, for the two decades or so that I’ve been walking with Jesus, God has given me tremendous friends to walk alongside. In this book, I define a friend as someone who knows you fully and loves you anyway. In other words, someone who is like Jesus to you: full of both vulnerability and commitment. This book is a monument to those kinds friendships and an exhortation to kindle the beautiful fire of friendship in a cultural winter of loneliness.
—Justin Whitmel Earley, author, Made for People
Publisher : Zondervan (August 15, 2023)
Language : English
Paperback : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 0310363004
ISBN-13 : 978-0310363002
Item Weight : 10.1 ounces
Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.59 x 8.29 inches