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  • Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships
  • By: Christine Hoover
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  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Messy Beautiful Friendship

By: Christine Hoover
Narrated by: Christine Hoover
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Summary

Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. She shows women:

  • What's holding them back from developing satisfying friendships
  • How to make and deepen friendships
  • How to overcome insecurity, self-imposed isolation, and past hurts
  • How to embrace the people God has already placed in their lives as potential friends
  • How to revel in the beauty and joy of everyday friendship

With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Hoover encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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This book was so relatable and scripturally sound. I enjoyed every moment of it and it has truly changed my outlook on relationships with my friends.

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Such a relevant and practical read!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Read it if you’re looking for more meaningful friendships

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  • kbcowe
  • 01-12-22

Great advice on friendship!

Christine is full of wisdom! I love how she gives her advice and backs it up with scripture!

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  • Thrifty Sarah
  • 14-01-22

Great Lessons on Friendship for Christians

This was amazing to have a Christ-centered book on friendship. The author exposes many of the unhealthy habits in friendship that sneak into the church from the world - lessons the world teaches about friendship that are not actually in the Bible. This book has helped me tremendously in my mindset as I work on rebuilding broken friendships and building new ones.

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  • Rachel
  • 16-11-21

Helpful

Thankful for the insights and wisdom written here. Some of the words that come to mind when I think of fiendship among women would be challenging, perplexing and surface. Christine's perspective will build up and strengthen your friendships and redirect your focus back toward the purpose for them. If you are a Pastors wife like me.... you need read this book!

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  • rebecca lamarche
  • 25-06-21

Creatively Communicating Connection

Christine reading her own manuscript was like a long conversation with a dear and wise friend. As I listened, the faces & recollections of over six decades were poignant, hilarious, convicting and affirmative. Throughout, she gently prompted me to cherish the imperfections that connect our hearts with sturdy bridges over life’s often troubled waters. I’m challenged by grace and gratitude to be more intentional and more authentic in faith and friendship.

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  • Lucy
  • 04-02-21

Must read about Christian friendships

I loved Christine’s beautiful book about Christian friendships! I had never heard biblical teaching about friendship and this book exposed lies I believed that were inhibiting my friendships and also cast a beautiful vision of what friendships can be like. This was so edifying and I am so grateful to have listened to this!

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  • Voracious Mom
  • 05-03-18

Friendship is worth it! And so is this book!

I would recommend this book to every woman, young or old. Christine does a beautiful job of using Scripture and Biblical principles to answer the why and the how of friendship. This book encouraged me and challenged me in so many ways, & I am grateful for it!

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  • Amy
  • 07-11-17

Breath of Fresh Air

l love people. I'm an extreme extrovert and love casting a wide net of relationships. In the "friend department", I've often felt pridefully secure. But this book was a breath of fresh air- offering a crisp and refreshing explanation of the life-giving one and only Gospel of Jesus Christ as it relates to friendship. I was deeply challenged, encouraged, and spurred on in my faith. I am very thankful to Christine for pressing into the Spirit and writing this book so skillfully! Whether you struggle with making friends or have more than you can connect with deeply, READ THIS BOOK!

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  • KRM
  • 24-09-17

Convicting and encouraging

This book challenged me in so many ways. It revealed a lot of areas I have sinned in my friendships and showed me a new perspective
It was well read and I love her Texas accent. There was a part where she shared about a friend dying of cancer recently and her voice cracked as she read. I'm sure that's not ideal for an audio book producer but I found it so refreshing, like I was listening to a real person.

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  • Listen2books
  • 05-07-17

A honest look at doing friendship biblically

There's a lot in the Christian media that tells us we should find perfect community at church & have that group of people who look just like you, are safe, don't really challenge you, but are overall supportive & fun to be around. You will not find this here. Christine really hits the friendships that get in to the rough things, encourage is to live biblically & calls us to befriend those we may not initially see. This is an excellent book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-17

Friends are friends forever

The author speaks truth from her heart that aligns with the Word of God. This book touch my heart in many ways. I've struggled with making friends for many years but this book has given me a new outlook on friendship.